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Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel by George Saunders  According to an interview with the author, Saunders was inspired to write this book when he learned that Abraham Lincoln was known to visit and hold his son's body after he died of typhoid fever.  Willie Lincoln died when he was 11 years old and while his… Continue reading Lincoln in the Bardo

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The Liebster Award Nomination – Aww shucks

The fabulous Laila at Big Reading Life nominated me for the Liebster Award!  This is a sweet little award that aims to help us connect to other book bloggers.  Thank you Laila! The Rules:  Thank the person who nominated you. Answer the 11 questions they’ve written for you. Nominate 11 other people (preferably those with under… Continue reading The Liebster Award Nomination – Aww shucks

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Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Books On My Spring TBR

I was so happy to see that The Broke and the Bookish's Top 10 Tuesday has returned!  If you're unfamiliar, the writers over there offer a weekly topic and lots of book bloggers link up with their posts.  This week's topic is the Top 10 Books on My Spring TBR. I predict that my spring… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Books On My Spring TBR

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The Stuff of Legends — The Buried Giant

The Buried Giant (Vintage International) by Kazuo Ishiguro This story is full of ogres, dragons, and pixies – definitely not what I was expecting for my first Kazuo Ishiguro novel! Set in the time of Arthurian legend, Beatrice and Axl are on a quest to their son’s village.  It's a difficult journey not just because of… Continue reading The Stuff of Legends — The Buried Giant

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Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 Longlist!!!

Happy International Women's Day!  And you know what else that means, right?  The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction longlist is released!!  Every year I say that I'm going to read the longlist for some prize and I never follow through with it.  But this is my year and my list, I can just feel it! Here's… Continue reading Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 Longlist!!!