Top Ten Anticipated Releases for the Week of February 26, 2019

Here are my ten most anticipated releases for the week of February 26, 2019. Let me know what books you’re excited about this week! The italicized synopses are courtesy of the publisher. 1. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon Goodreads | Amazon I will never have enough novels that feature dragons. This is […]

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The Willow Woman by Laurence Westwood – A Review

The Willow Woman: A Philip Ye Novel by Laurence Westwood Mystery Published by Shikra Press Released January 7, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I received a free paperback of this novel in exchange for an honest review. I tend to mostly read fantasy or science fiction, so I’ve been trying to make a conscious effort to […]

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The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton – A Review

The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton Paranormal| Magical Realism | Young Adult Goodreads | Amazon Published by Candlewick Press Released March 13, 2018 Rating: Leslye Walton’s The Price Guide to the Occult follows the Blackburn women on an island in the Pacific Northwest. Eight generations of this family have lived on Anathema Island, founded by […]

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Shelf Life by Suzanne Strempek Shea – A Review

Shelf Life: Romance, Mystery, Drama, and Other Page-Turning Adventures from a Year in a Bookstore by Suzanne Strempek Shea Non-Fiction | Memoir Goodreads | Amazon Published by Beacon Press Released May 15, 2004 Rating: As a book lover, I take a lot of pleasure in hearing other people talk about their love of books, which is […]

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography by Eric Idle – A Review

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography by Eric Idle Memoir | Non-Fiction Goodreads | Amazon Published by Crown Archetype Released October 2, 2018 Rating: I don’t remember how old I was when I was first introduced to Monty Python, but I’ve been a fan for a very long time. Flying Circus, Life of […]

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If We Had Known by Elise Juska – A Review

If We Had Known by Elise Juska Contemporary Fiction Published by Grand Central Publishing Released April 17, 2018 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: If We Had Known by Elise Juska is a book surrounding a mass shooting in a mall in a small college town in Maine. We primarily follow Maggie, a writing professor at that college, who […]

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The Secret Token by Andrew Lawler – A Review

The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke by Andrew Lawler History | American History | Nonfiction Goodreads | Amazon Published by Doubleday Released June 5, 2018 Rating: My father has always read non-fiction history books and has a vast collection on a wide variety of topics. While I was […]

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – A Review

  The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Contemporary | Young Adult Published by Balzer + Bray Released February 28, 2017 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give deserves all the hype surrounding it. It’s a well-written, thoughtful, important book that deals with difficult topics, and I’m certain this book is going to be read […]

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Our Forest – A Short Story

Our Forest by Penny Wright This short story was inspired by a photograph I saw of a pair of children walking into a forest together.  Our parents were arguing in the kitchen again. It was starting to seem as though this was becoming a nightly routine. Father would come home from work, already upset at something […]

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January 2019 Wrapup

January just disappeared. One second it was New Year’s, and suddenly I’m sitting at my desk writing a wrapup post. Where’d it all go? Anyway, this was a busy month, and I didn’t get the chance to post as frequently as I’ve wanted to. One of the aspects of the blog that I’ve been focusing […]

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10 Books to Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month begins today, February 1st, and is a celebration of the history and culture of African Americans. First proposed by students and teachers at Kent State University in 1969, it’s now celebrated in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. Here are ten books to help you celebrate Black History Month. The Color Purple by […]

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