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Book Review — So Anyway…by John Cleese February 16, 2017

So, Anyway… So anyway….here’s my review of “So Anyway…” If you don’t know who John Cleese is, just stop reading here. Also know that we will never be friends in real life. So Anyway (haha), going on the assumption that you know who he is if you are continuing to read, I will not explain…

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Top Ten Books to Read in 2017 December 30, 2016

I read a lot – I average a book a week, sometimes more. I read a lot of good books in 2016, and when I do I try to share. Especially if those books are off the beaten path. New York Times Bestsellers have their own words of mouth and advertising budgets. But there are…

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BOOK REVIEW: The Little Red Christmas Ball December 2, 2016

The Little Red Christmas Ball: a story for kids and anyone whoever was…and would be again The Little Red Christmas Ball, by Brian Moloney, is a sweet little chapter book. It is the perfect read-aloud for the holiday season. Part Velveteen Rabbit, part Charlotte’s Web, all wrapped up in a Christmas bow, it talks about…

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BOOK REVIEW: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock November 25, 2016

  Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick Leonard Peacock has a plan to kill himself after he kills his former best friend Asher Beal. He will do it with his grandfather’s souvenir Nazi pistol. There’s a reason he’s chosen Asher as his victim, and not just because Asher has turned into a bully. His…

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VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR: The Shattered Crown October 28, 2016

The Shattered Crown (The Legends of Ansu Book 2) The Shattered Crown by AJ Webb is the second in the Legends of Ansu series, but you really don’t have to have read the first to enjoy this book. It is a sweeping fantasy epic, with many elements familiar to the genre. There’s a quest. There’s a struggle…

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BOOK REVIEW: Until He Comes October 7, 2016

Until He Comes: A Good Girl’s Quest to Get Some Heaven on Earth I had the massive good fortune of being randomly paired with K. Dawn Goodwin in the Emory Alumni Author’s tent for the Decatur Book Festival. I had never met her before and, honestly, have not talked to her since, but I had…

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BOOK REVIEW: The Good Luck of Right Now September 8, 2016

  The Good Luck of Right Now: A Novel The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick is a strange little book, with a narrator reminiscent of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.” Bartholomew Neil is a man in his late 30’s, clearly impaired in some way, though it is…

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BOOK REVIEW: Gods Behaving Badly August 31, 2016

Gods Behaving Badly: A Novel Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips gets points mainly for creativity. I’m always happy when I find a book that isn’t like all the others; that doesn’t fit a formula or even a particular genre. The premise of this book is that the Greek gods didn’t disappear with the fall…

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BOOK REVIEW: Lost in Suburbia June 17, 2016

Lost in Suburbia: a Momoir: How I Got Pregnant, Lost Myself, and Got My Cool Back in the New Jersey Suburbs Lost in Suburbia, by Tracy Beckerman bills itself as a “Momoir.” That’s not only a great pun, it’s a good one word summary as well. Beckerman was a cool NYC chick, with a cool…

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