Author Archives: Michelle

Sing, Unburied, Sing did not make me want to sing

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 5 September 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. He doesn’t lack in fathers to study, chief among them his Black grandfather, Pop. But there are other men who complicate his understanding: his absent White…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 23 October 2017

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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, 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! Thank goodness for the readathon. Had I not found those few hours…

Sunday Reflections – 22 October 2017

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Happy Sunday! Did you survive the readathon yesterday? I wasn’t certain how much I would be able to participate with my houseguest and the bridal shower, but I managed to find six hours of reading time to finish the book of which I was in the middle, start and finish another book, and start a…

What’s for Dinner? – Week Starting 14 October 2017

I cooked this week! And since I haven’t done one of these posts in well over a year, I thought I would celebrate my success by sharing what I made. It also gives you a glimpse into my evenings. You would think they would be easier with only one child at home, and in some…

Fabulous Friday – 20 October 2017

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We should always find ways to celebrate the little things in life. What better day to celebrate these little things than the best day of the week? So, here are the things that make this a Fabulous Friday for me this week. ******************** BRIDAL SHOWER – One of my closest friends is getting married in November, so…

Don’t bother with Where the Light Falls

Where the Light Falls by Allison Pataki, Owen Pataki

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 11 July 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Three years after the storming of the Bastille, the streets of Paris are roiling with revolution. The citizens of France are enlivened by the ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity. The monarchy of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette has been dismantled—with the…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 16 October 2017

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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, 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! Thank goodness for road trips. The long, boring drive to and from…

Fabulous Friday – 13 October 2017

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We should always find ways to celebrate the little things in life. What better day to celebrate these little things than the best day of the week? So, here are the things that make this a Fabulous Friday for me this week. ******************** MY BOY – After Holly’s dance classes tonight, we are heading to Ames to…

Fierce Kingdom hits hard

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

Genre: Suspense & Thriller Publication Date: 25 July 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “An electrifying novel about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she’ll go to protect him. The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of…

Applause for Get Well Soon

Get Well Soon by Jennifer Wright

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 7 February 2017 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “A witty, irreverent tour of history’s worst plagues―from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio―and a celebration of the heroes who fought them In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn’t stop. She danced until she was…