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VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR — Scent of the Past June 30, 2017

Scent of the Past “Scent of the Past,” by Erin Marie Bernardo combines the genres of chick-lit and historical fiction, with the sci-fi element of time travel for an entertaining read. Note: This book was provided to me by the good folks at Books and the Bear in exchange for an honest review. Addison and…

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Book Review — The Table of Less Valued Knights April 28, 2017

The Table of Less Valued Knights “The Table of Less Valued Knights” is written by Marie Phillips, who also wrote “Gods Behaving Badly.” This time, she takes her prodigious imagination to Camelot. Sir Humphrey du Val, formerly of the Round Table, is now relegated to a wobbly table in the hall with the other Less…

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BOOK REVIEW — Crash, Bang, Burn April 14, 2017

  Crash Bang Burn “Crash, Bang, Burn,” by K. Dawn Goodwin is the first fictional book by the author of the memoir “Until He Comes.” It follows Edie, a bible college dropout and family pariah, who finds herself in metro Atlanta trying to find herself. She meets Nathen Crosland, aka “Cross,” a fireman, and all…

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Book Review — Lullabies and Alibis March 9, 2017

Lullabies & Alibis: a novel Lullabies and Alibis by Stephanie Lewis is a fun read by the author of the hilarious “Once Upon Your Prime” column. Lewis’ columns are generally clever, light hearted, and silly. This book, by contrast, is full of death and delusion, insecurity and heartbreak. But it is a fun read –…

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Book Review — Landline by Rainbow Rowell March 2, 2017

Landline: A Novel Rainbow Rowell is best known for her young adult novels like “Eleanor and Park” and “Fangirl,” both of which are fabulous reads no matter what your age. Like those young adult novels, “Landline” is a romance that doesn’t insult your intelligence (or the characters) or contain any gratuitous sex, drugs, violence, or…

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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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