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Leave of Absence

I want to thank all of you for your thoughts and kind words about my Grandfather.  He will always be loved and missed.  I am heading home for his Memorial Service over Labor Day weekend and hope to see a Tiger home game in his honor.  I am now and have always been a lucky […]

My Grandpa, My Friend

Egbert Morris Dodde ~ 10/15/1917 – 08/17/2010 A girl is lucky when she has a Grandpa she’s always loved to joke around with like a friend. I’m one of those. My Grandpa Dodde is 92 years old.  I’ve always loved  to play tricks on him and tease him.  He did the same.  I would run […]

#276 ~ A Vintage Affair

A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff Published by: Random House Publishing Published on: June 2010 Page Count: 368 pages Genre: Women’s Fiction My Reading Format: Hardcover purchased from Barnes & Noble online Available Formats: Hardcover and eBook My Review As I was sitting down to write this review, I read that Sheryl Crow is requesting/requiring […]

Making Friday the 13th a Little Luckier

I thought today would be a great day to announce the winners of some of my most recent contests… The Winner of my gently read copy of Not That Kind of Girl is Kristin from BookNAround! Please send me your mailing address and I’ll have that sent off to you this weekend. The Winner of […]

#275 ~ In The Woods

In the Woods by Tana French Published by: Penguin Published on: May 2008 (paperback) Page Count: 464 pages Genre: Mystery/Thriller My Reading Format: paperback purchased at Ram’s Head Books, a local independent bookseller Available Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook, audiobook Award: Winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for Best First Novel My Review Rob Ryan is […]

#274 ~ The Red Queen

The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory Published by: Simon & Schuster Published on: August 2010 Page Count: 400 pages Genre: Historical Fiction My Reading Format: Hardcover review copy sent to me by the publisher. Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook Giveaway: Simon & Schuster graciously provided me with a second hardcover review copy of The Red […]

#273 ~ Voyager

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon Narrated by: Davinia Porter Published by: Random House Published on: August 2001 Page Count: 880 pages Genre: Historical Fiction, Science Fiction (time travel), Romance My Reading Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible.com using one of my monthly credits. Available Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audiobook, eBook Caution: No real spoilers are included in my […]