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Book Review: Wherever You Go, There They Are by Annabelle Gurwitch

Book Review: Wherever You Go, There They Are by Annabelle Gurwitch

Title: Wherever You Go, There They Are: Stories about My Family You Might Relate To Author: Annabelle Gurwitch Publisher: Blue Rider Press Hardcover: 304 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) A hysterically funny and slyly insightful new collection of essays from New York Times bestselling author Annabelle Gurwitch, about her own family of scam artists and hucksters, as well as the sisterhoods, temporary tribes, communities, and cults who have become surrogates along the way. When Annabelle Gurwitch was a child, surrounded by a cast…

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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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Book Review: A Good Cry by Nikki Giovanni

Book Review: A Good Cry by Nikki Giovanni

Title: A Good Cry: What We Learn from Tears and Laughter Author: Nikki Giovanni Publisher: William Morrow Hardcover: 128 pages Source: ALA Annual 2017 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) One of America’s most celebrated poets looks inward in this powerful collection, a rumination on her life and the people who have shaped her. The poetry of Nikki Giovanni has spurred movements, turned hearts and informed generations. She’s been hailed as a firebrand, a radical, a healer, and a sage; a wise and courageous voice who…

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Book Review – Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl

Book Review – Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl

Title: Boy: Tales of Childhood Author: Roald Dahl Illustrator: Quentin Blake Series: Roald Dahl’s Autobiography, Book 1 Publisher: Puffin Books Paperback: 176 pages Source: Own Summary: (taken from Goodreads) In Boy, Roald Dahl recounts his days as a child growing up in England. From his years as a prankster at boarding school to his envious position as a chocolate tester for Cadbury’s, Roald Dahl’s boyhood was as full of excitement and the unexpected as are his world-famous, best-selling books. Packed with anecdotes — some funny,…

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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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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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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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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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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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