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The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

I guess summer is the perfect time for me to read book by Megan Miranda, because last summer's read of All The Missing Girls set me up to have high expectations for this one -- and it definitely held up its end of the bargain! The Perfect Stranger: A Novel tells the story of Leah Stevens, a… Continue reading The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

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The Virginia Woolf Writers’ Workshop

Oh my gosh you guys!  I finished a book!!  It's happened so infrequently lately that this feels like a momentous occasion.  I just finished The Virginia Woolf Writers' Workshop: Seven Lessons to Inspire Great Writing by Danell Jones.  I've been coveting this one for a while and finally decided to just buy it.  I'm so glad… Continue reading The Virginia Woolf Writers’ Workshop

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Another Writer to Devour – Sherman Alexie

Errr.., you know what I mean.  Don't devour the writer, only his work. On my way to work this morning, I heard Sherman Alexie being interviewed about his new book.  Full confession: I've never read anything by Sherman Alexie.  And - now this is embarrassing - because he has "Alex" in  his name, I was… Continue reading Another Writer to Devour – Sherman Alexie

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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