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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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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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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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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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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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Wishlist Wednesday #20: The Devil that Danced on the Water by Aminatta Forna

Wishlist Wednesday #20: The Devil that Danced on the Water by Aminatta Forna

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’ve been trying to branch out to different genres and expand on what books I read, and this is very much outside of my typical YA, Sci-fi/fantasy fare. I’ve been on a non-fiction kick lately, and I love hearing about other people’s experiences from growing up in different places, and…

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