4 Ways to Read More

4 Ways to Read More

If you’re like me (and you probably are, if you’re reading this), you have way too little time and way too many books to read. My to-read list will last me for another decade at least, and I KEEP ADDING MORE! So, how do I go about managing that ridiculous to-read list? Here are the ways I manage to get more reading time. Waiting Do you find yourself standing around waiting for the microwave to finish heating your food? Or…

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Wishlist Wednesday #23: Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

Wishlist Wednesday #23: Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. One of my goals this year is to get a handle on all these series I haven’t finished — it’s out of control! I recently finished Fair Game, and with another Alpha & Omega book coming out next year, I’d like to read Dead Heat and finally be caught up!…

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Book Review: A Separate Peace by John Knowles

Book Review: A Separate Peace by John Knowles

Title: A Separate Peace Author: John Knowles Publisher: Scribner Paperback: 204 Source: Own Summary: (taken from Goodreads) An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to the second world war. Set at a boys boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence….

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Book Review: Mama Day by Gloria Naylor

Book Review: Mama Day by Gloria Naylor

Title: Mama Day Author: Gloria Naylor Publisher: Vintage Paperback: 312 pages Source: Own Summary: (taken from Goodreads) A fascinating novel that reworks elements of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. On the island of Willow Springs, off the Georgia coast, the powers of healer Mama Day are tested by her great niece, Cocoa, a stubbornly emancipated woman endangered by the island’s darker forces. Buy from the Book Depository! Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 Andrew recommended this book to me and so far it’s my absolute favorite…

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Wishlist Wednesday #22: Strange Brew by Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, etc.

Wishlist Wednesday #22: Strange Brew by Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, etc.

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I’m slowly but surely making my way through the backlog of paranormal/urban fantasy series that I’ve started; I love these anthologies because they cover a lot of different series I’m reading, and I love getting shorter works from these amazing authors. Title: Strange Brew Authors: Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, etc….

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Book Review: The Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies

Book Review: The Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies

Title: The Rebel Angels Author: Robertson Davies Series: The Cornish Trilogy, Book 1 Publisher: Penguin Paperback: 326 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Defrocked monks, mad professors, and wealthy eccentrics – a remarkable cast peoples Robertson Davies’ brilliant spectacle of theft, perjury, murder, scholarship, and love at a modern university. Only Mr. Davies, author of Fifth Business, The Manticore, and World of Wonders, could have woven together their destinies with such wit, humour-and wisdom. Overall Rating: 3 out…

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Purple Readers’ Holiday Gift Guide – Book Edition

Purple Readers’ Holiday Gift Guide – Book Edition

At this point in the year, I like to start looking over what I’ve read to see which books are my favorite so far to plan for my yearly wrap up post. I’m not sure where this year went — I feel like it’s been so short and so long all at once for a lot of different reasons, but WOW, it’s already October!!! Andrew and I have family on opposite sides of the country, so we’re already holiday shopping,…

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Book Review: Animal Attraction by Jamie Ponti

Book Review: Animal Attraction by Jamie Ponti

Title: Animal Attraction Author: Jamie Ponti Publisher: Simon Pulse Paperback: 248 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Jane’s life is one giant Conspiracy, with the whole world plotting to keep any chance of romance far, far away. Her social history (17 years, 0 boyfriends) is proof positive of that. But this summer, she’s determined to crank it up. Jane’s snagged a gig at the local theme park as part of the star attraction—the Mermaid Show. But then the Conspiracy strikes, and she…

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Wishlist Wednesday #21: Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle by George Hagen

Wishlist Wednesday #21: Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle by George Hagen

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I just picked up the sequel to this — Gabriel Finley and the Lord of Air and Darkness — and while I enjoyed it without reading the first book, I really want to read the first book now to get more context for the series. Also, it was a pretty…

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Novella Review: Mile 81 by Stephen King

Novella Review: Mile 81 by Stephen King

Title: Mile 81 Author: Stephen King Publisher: Scribner Paperback: 54 pages Source: Chicago Public Library OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) At Mile 81 on the Maine Turnpike is a boarded up rest stop on a highway in Maine. It’s a place where high school kids drink and get into the kind of trouble high school kids have always gotten into. It’s the place where Pete Simmons goes when his older brother, who’s supposed to be looking out for him, heads off to the gravel pit…

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