Book Review: Invincible Summer by Alice Adams

Book Review: Invincible Summer by Alice Adams

Title: Invincible Summer Author: Alice Adams Publisher: Little, Brown Hardcover: 308 pages Source: BEA 2016 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Four friends. Twenty years. One unexpected journey. Inseparable throughout college, Eva, Benedict, Sylvie, and Lucien graduate in 1997, into an exhilarating world on the brink of a new millennium. Hopelessly in love with playboy Lucien and eager to shrug off the socialist politics of her upbringing, Eva breaks away to work for a big bank. Benedict, a budding scientist who’s…

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Wishlist Wednesday #2: What’s Bred in the Bone by Robertson Davies

Wishlist Wednesday #2: What’s Bred in the Bone by Robertson Davies

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. I just finished the first of The Cornish Trilogy: Rebel Angels, and What’s Bred in the Bone continues the series. It’s almost a prequel, because it details the “biography” of someone who dies right off in the…

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Book Review: The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Book Review: The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Title: The Yearling Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Publisher: Aladdin Paperback: 513 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Young Jody adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag and makes it a part of his family and his best friend. But life in the Florida backwoods is harsh, and so, as his family fights off wolves, bears, and even alligators, and faces failure in their tenuous subsistence farming, Jody must finally part with his dear animal friend. Buy from the Book Depository! Overall Rating:…

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Wishlist Wednesday #1: Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now by Maya Angelou

Wishlist Wednesday #1: Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now by Maya Angelou

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. I’ve been reading a lot of Maya Angelou recently and want to delve more into the autobiographies she wrote, so this week, I’m featuring Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now by Maya Angelou: Title: Wouldn’t Take…

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Book Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Book Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Title: Yes Please Author: Amy Poehler Publisher: Dey Street Books Hardcover: 329 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious. Powered by Amy’s charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book…

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Book Review: Meantime by Katharine Noel

Book Review: Meantime by Katharine Noel

Title: Meantime Author: Katharine Noel Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat Paperback: 288 pages Source: BEA 2016 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Claire has never had a typical family. When she was nine, her father fell in love with a married woman, and the two households agreed to live under one roof. Nicknamed “the Naked Family,” they were infamous in the community for their eccentric, free-spirited lifestyle. Now, her stepsister Nicole has set her mind to having a baby on her…

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Book Review: Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff

Book Review: Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff

Title: Maresi Author: Maria Turtschaninoff Series: The Red Abbey Chronicles, Book 1 Publisher: Amulet Books Hardcover: 256 pages Source: BEA 2016 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Only women and girls are allowed in the Red Abbey, a haven from abuse and oppression. Thirteen-year-old novice Maresi arrived at the Abbey four years ago, during the hunger winter, and now lives a happy life under the protection of the Mother. Maresi spends her days reading in the Knowledge House, caring for the younger…

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Book Review: Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs

Book Review: Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs

Title: Frost Burned Author: Patricia Briggs Series: Mercy Thompson, Book 7 Publisher: Ace books Hardcover: 342 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Mercy Thompson’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman – the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack – has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, a minor mishap on an ordinary day…

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Book Review: Haunted by Kelley Armstrong

Book Review: Haunted by Kelley Armstrong

Title: Haunted Author: Kelley Armstrong Series: Women of the Otherworld, Book 5 Publisher: Spectra Books Paperback: 495 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Former supernatural superpower Eve Levine has broken all the rules. But she’s never broken a promise–not even during the three years she’s spent in the afterworld. So when the Fates call in a debt she gave her word she’d pay, she has no choice but to comply. For centuries one of the ghost world’s wickedest creatures has…

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Beauty Review: Paul Mitchell Lavender Mint Shampoo and Conditioner

Beauty Review: Paul Mitchell Lavender Mint Shampoo and Conditioner

I have fine hair that is susceptible to buildup and getting oily, along with a dry scalp, which is not the greatest combination of things. My skin in general tends to be very sensitive, so it’s hard to find products that don’t irritate it. While I hate spending a fortune on personal care products, sometimes it’s important to spend some money to take care of yourself, and that’s what I did when I bought Paul Mitchell Lavender Mint Shampoo and…

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