Book Review: Motherhood, Martyrdom, and Costco Runs by Whitney Dineen

Book Review: Motherhood, Martyrdom, and Costco Runs by Whitney Dineen

Title: Motherhood, Martyrdom, and Costco Runs Author: Whitney Dineen Publisher: 33 Partners Publishing Paperback: 188 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Join bestselling romantic comedy author, Whitney Dineen, as she discovers the three Es of parenting: • Exhilarating—when you first discover you’re pregnant. • Exhausting—when you realize you’ll most likely never sleep again–like EVER. • Explosive—OMG these kids spew from both ends! And that’s just the beginning. Whitney shares the ridiculous highs and excruciating lows of her catapult into motherhood. Enjoy the ride…

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Book Review: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

Book Review: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

Title: The Last Magician Author: Lisa Maxwell Publisher: Simon Pulse Hardcover: 512 pages Source: ALA 2017 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Stop the Magician. Steal the book. Save the future. In modern day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means…

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Wishlist Wednesday #6 – Madison Park: A Place of Hope by Eric L. Motley

Wishlist Wednesday #6 – Madison Park: A Place of Hope by Eric L. Motley

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 taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read. Madison Park: A Place of Hope looks like it’s a heartfelt memoir full of struggle, hope, and inspiration. I admit, I’m a person who judges books by their cover, so I glanced over this when it was…

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Book Review: Hook’s Tale by John Pielmeier

Book Review: Hook’s Tale by John Pielmeier

Title: Hook’s Tale: Being an Account of an Unjustly Villainized Pirate Written by Himself Author: John Pielmeier Publisher: Scribner Hardcover: 288 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Long defamed as a vicious pirate, Captain James Cook (a.k.a Hook) was in fact a dazzling wordsmith who left behind a vibrant, wildly entertaining, and entirely truthful memoir. His chronicle offers a counter narrative to the works of J.M. Barrie, a “dour Scotsman” whose spurious accounts got it all wrong. Now, award-winning playwright John Pielmeier is proud…

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Wishlist Wednesday #5: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

Wishlist Wednesday #5: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

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 taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read. The Last Magician was a surprise find at ALA Annual; the cover grabbed my attention, but the description sealed the deal. It has everything I love: magic, thievery, TIME TRAVEL, and Old New York, complete with games…

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Book Review: Crystal Line by Anne McCaffrey

Book Review: Crystal Line by Anne McCaffrey

Title: Crystal Line Author: Anne McCaffrey Series: Crystal Singer, Book 3 Publisher: Random House Paperback: 294 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) When Killashandra Ree joined the mysterious Heptite Guild, she knew that she would be forever changed. Crystal singing brought ecstasy and pain, near-eternal life…and gradual loss of memory. What she hadn’t counted on was the loneliness she felt when her heart still remembered what her mind had forgotten. Fortunately, someone still cared enough to try to salvage what was left…

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Book Review: Manderley Forever by Tatiana de Rosnay

Book Review: Manderley Forever by Tatiana de Rosnay

Title: Manderley Forever Author: Tatiana de Rosnay Translator: Sam Taylor Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Hardcover: 448 pages Source: Goodreads FirstReads Summary: (taken from Goodreads) As a bilingual bestselling novelist with a mixed Franco-British bloodline and a host of eminent forebears, Tatiana de Rosnay is the perfect candidate to write a biography of Daphne du Maurier. As an eleven-year-old de Rosnay read and reread Rebecca, becoming a lifelong devotee of Du Maurier’s fiction. Now de Rosnay pays homage to the writer who influenced her so deeply,…

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Wishlist Wednesday #4: This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl with Lori Earl and Wayne Earl

Wishlist Wednesday #4: This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl with Lori Earl and Wayne Earl

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 taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read. This Star Won’t Go Out is a collection of journals, stories, and letters from Esther Earl, who passed away in 2010. She contributed a lot to the Nerdfighter community and it’s always so heartbreaking to hear John Green…

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Book Review: The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley

Book Review: The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley

Title: The Door in the Hedge Author: Robin McKinley Publisher: Firebird Paperback: 224 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Robin McKinley here spins two new fairy tales and retells two cherished classics. All feature princesses touched with or by magic. There is Linadel, who lives in a kingdom next to Faerieland, where princesses are stolen away on their seventeenth birthdays-and Linadel’s seventeenth birthday is tomorrow. And Korah, whose brother is bewitched by the magical Golden Hind; now it is up to her to…

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Wishlist Wednesday #3: Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Wishlist Wednesday #3: Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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 taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read. Living to Tell the Tale is part one of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s autobiography. While I have yet to read all of his novels, or even many of his novels, I’ve enjoyed his short stories and Chronicle of…

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