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Wishlist Wednesday #30: Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda

Wishlist Wednesday #30: Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda

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. How’s this for a Valentine’s day feature? :p I won this book from one of NovelKnight’s awesome giveaways and I’m excited to be able to read it. I love science fiction, and the cover tells me it might be a creepy read. Title: Pitch Dark Author: Courtney Alameda Publisher: Feiwel & Friends…

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February Giveaway: Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

February Giveaway: Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

I’m thinking of starting monthly giveaways of books I’ve rated 5 stars within the past year. For this one, we’re giving away a copy of Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker! We both loved this book and still consider it one of our favorite books about wine. Here’s some info: Title: Cork Dork Author: Bianca Bosker Publisher: Penguin Books Paperback: 352 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Like many of us, tech reporter Bianca Bosker saw wine as a way to unwind at the end of…

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Wishlist Wednesday #29: Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

Wishlist Wednesday #29: Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

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. Tamora Pierce has long been a favorite of mine, and I’m excited to see that she’s working on a Tortall Universe series about Numair. This brings me right back into adolescent excitement and I can’t wait to read this. It releases in just under a week!!! Title: Tempests and Slaughter…

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Wishlist Wednesday #28: Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? by Alyssa Mastromonaco

Wishlist Wednesday #28: Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? by Alyssa Mastromonaco

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. Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? is a memoir written by the woman who was Obama’s Deputy Chief of Staff. My husband asked for it for Christmas and laughed while reading it himself, so I’m putting it on my to-read wishlist! It sounds like a good mixture of funny…

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Favorite Books of 2017

Favorite Books of 2017

2017 was a stellar reading year for both Andrew and me. We read a combined total of 200+ books and loved so many of them! One of my favorite parts of reading is sharing books I love with others and telling my friends and family which books THEY NEED TO READ! Andrew and I often recommend our favorite books to each other, and here we are now, recommending our favorite reads of this year to you. Maybe you’ll find a…

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Wishlist Wednesday #27: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Wishlist Wednesday #27: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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. Obviously, this has been a huge book for a while, and I don’t know why I stay away from so many hyped books, but I certainly did for this one. I’ve always been curious as to whether or not it’d live up to the hype, so I finally added this…

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Wishlist Wednesday #26: Tortall – A Spy’s Guide by Tamora Pierce

Wishlist Wednesday #26: Tortall – A Spy’s Guide by Tamora Pierce

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 have been a huge fan of Tamora Pierce for years and years; I feel like I’m always waiting to see what she has publishing next. While this isn’t a novel, I still love the world of Tortall and am excited to explore just what is in this companion piece…

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When the Reading Slows Down

When the Reading Slows Down

I looked at my reading stats the other day and had a bit of an existential crisis. I read less than 2,000 pages during the month of November, which is unheard of. I don’t think that’s ever happened since I first started reading heavily. Every year, I tell myself to do things other than read. Live more, read just a little bit less. Even with that, I read an extraordinary amount of books (extraordinary by regular standards, NOT book blogger…

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Wishlist Wednesday #25: Best Kept Secret by Ann M. Martin

Wishlist Wednesday #25: Best Kept Secret by Ann M. Martin

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 started this new series from Ann M. Martin this year, and it’s been very good! I didn’t realize how much I’ve missed having Martin in my life. It’s a great contemporary middle school series that goes through family stories generation by generation. I’m excited to read what happens next…

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Wishlist Wednesday #24: Nightwalker by Allyson James

Wishlist Wednesday #24: Nightwalker by Allyson James

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 started the first book of this series on a whim, and now I’ve finished book 3 and it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite urban fantasies! I love how each book brings us deeper and deeper into this amazing mythological world James has created. So excited to get my…

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