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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Cover Me In Darkness - by Eileen Rendahl- Book Review


I got sucked in for this read you guys! "Cover Me In Darkness" was a total back cover read. You know that feeling- you read the synopsis and then hook, line, and sinker - you have to read the book, like now. I saw the synopsis for this book - hmm, murder mystery meets cult escapee? - um yes, sign me up, please!

Monday, December 26, 2016

The Bear Report by Thyra Heder - Mom About Library #7


"The Bear Report" follows Sophie - who isn't excited to do a report on polar bears. After writing the "bear" minimum ( get it? get it? : ) Sophie goes to the living room to watch tv- where she is surprised to find Olaf, a real life polar bear waiting for her.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Boy Who Escaped Paradise - by J.M. Lee - Book Review


Flipping through channels or scrolling through Netflix, few things stop me faster than a documentary or news story about North Korea. I'm not sure when I first became so intrigued by North Korea, but this frightening, mysterious, and fascinating place captures both my attention and imagination.  I was immediately intrigued after reading the description for "The Boy Who Escaped Paradise" by Chi J.M. Lee...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward To For The First Half Of 2017 - Top Ten Tuesday

Oh, make a book blog they said. it would be fun they said- and they were right. What they didn't say, of course was - ha, you think you have hundreds of books on your TBR list?  hahahahahaha try thousands, now! bahahaha - you'll never be able to read all of them! here's an existential crisis for you! weeeeeeee

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

My Girl - by Jack Jordan - Book Review



I feel like "My Girl" has been on my Kindle FOREVER! And even though the book was only actually waiting in reading purgatory for about five months- that's a long time to wait in the Kindle TBR queue to me! So it is with a great sense of accomplishment that I now tell you I have read it, and have some thoughts!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Ten Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016 - Top Ten Thursday

Schwab, Cline, Paris, Colin, Rowley, and more - 2016 was a great year for discovering new authors!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week there is a new theme, and this week the theme is new to me authors read for the first time in 2016. I cheated, slightly, a few of the authors below are actually debut authors, so they are new to everyone- yay!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Top 5 Favorite Moments from "Talking As Fast As I Can" by Lauren Graham


I laughed, I cried, I gasped - and I feel so incredibly happy and lucky that Gilmore Girls was rebooted this year for Netflix. If you haven't watched A Year in The Life yet or (gasp!) if you haven't watched Gilmore Girls yet, you should definitely give it a shot! My hangover from Gilmore Girls was only nursed because I knew the next week Lauren Graham's new book would arrive on my door step. It did- and I read it in a day! I absolutely *loved* "Talking as Fast as I Can". Here are my top five favorite moments from this hilarious, insightful, and tear jerking memoir of essays!