Short but Sweet – A Bout of Mini-reviews

The Dead Lands by Benjamin Percy

BOTTOM LINE: Not nearly as good as his werewolf novel, a bit odd with the mutated animals and humans, but still intriguing and intense.

House of Echoes by Brendan Duffy

BOTTOM LINE: Spooky, intense, and exciting – this is a great modern-day ghost story with a nasty twist.

When We Were Animals by Joshua Gaylord

BOTTOM LINE: This one puts a whole new terrifying spin on the idea that growing up is tough. Scary and disturbing, it haunts and yet intrigues readers all at the same time.

The Eternity Key by Bree Despain

BOTTOM LINE: I love this series and adore the way Ms. Despain turns the idea of destiny and the gods on its head. Plus, Haden is awesome. I cannot wait to see how this series ends!

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Sunday Reflections on Tuesday – 5 May 2015

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Last week was rather crazy. This week is also crazy. Because my brain cannot seem to handle anything other than numbers lately, here are some random thoughts: Geek versus nerd – I know they are different but how? No one can seem to tell me without looking it up online. Do you know? I was…

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 4 May 2015

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Hosted by Sheila from Book Journey, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover! Finished Last Week: Did Not Finish: Yay me! Currently Reading: Currently…

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Book Review – Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova

Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova

Title: Inside the O’Briens Author: Lisa Genova ISBN: 781476717777 No. of Pages: 352 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Origins: Gallery Books Release Date: 7 April 2015 Synopsis: “Joe O’Brien is a forty-four-year-old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Charlestown, Massachusetts. A devoted husband, proud father of four children in their twenties, and respected officer, Joe…

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Audiobook Review – All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Title: All the Light We Cannot See Author: Anthony Doerr Narrator: Zach Appelman ISBN: 9781442369375 Audiobook Length: 16 hours, 2 minutes Genre: Historical Fiction Origins: Mine. All mine. Release Date: 6 May 2014 Synopsis: “Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its…

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Book Review – The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

Title: The Walls Around Us Author: Nova Ren Sum ISBN: 9781616203726 No. of Pages: 336 Genre: Young Adult; Science Fiction Origins: Algonquin Young Readers Release Date: 24 March 2015 Synopsis: “The Walls Around Us is a ghostly story of suspense told in two voices—one still living and one dead. On the outside, there’s Violet, an…

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 27 April 2015

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Hosted by Sheila from Book Journey, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover! Finished Last Week: Did Not Finish:   Currently Reading: Currently Listening:…

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Sunday Reflections – 26 April 2015

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Happy Sunday! Did everyone survive the readathon yesterday? I had a blast. I ended up reading 965 pages in 13 hours. I started and finished two full books, finished the one I was reading last week, and started one more. I didn’t hit any of the blogs but was active on Twitter and Instagram. I…

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I’m Readathoning!!

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It’s here! It’s here! Okay, I *may* be starting this thing an hour later than everyone else.  Then again, my whole theme today is “winging it”. The only thing I know for certain is that I will be reading. But first, the initial questions: 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from…

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Hear ye! Hear ye! Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon is coming!

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Did you hear the news? Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon is this weekend!!! 24 hours of reading and celebrating books! It has been a while since I have been able to participate thanks to my kids, but I am going to take Saturday for myself. Because, after all, I am worth it. Seriously, a day devoted to…

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