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My Husband & Michael Stipe

My husband and I met on a talker back in 1994. At that time, I was entirely obsessed with Michael Stipe and R.E.M. I would log on each evening and try to get everyone there to talk about Stipe. One evening, Danny said, “Stipe is unripe.” I almost blocked him, but when he mentioned that […]

The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson ~ Book Review

The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson Published by: William Morrow Published on: February 16, 2016 Page Count: 304 pages Genre: Southern Fiction My Reading Format: Advanced reader copy sent to me by the publisher as a prize for winning a contest Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook Summary from the Publisher: Born in Alabama, […]

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Week 7

In an attempt to get my book blogging life back up and running more regularly, I decided to add a weekly meme or two to my schedule. I like the idea of this meme because it focuses on what you’re reading and I can make that as quick as a bulleted list or embellish as […]

The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff ~ Audiobook Review

The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff Published by: Little, Brown and Company Published on: Page Count: 512 pages Genre: Non-Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook review copy provided by the publishers for consideration. Audiobook Published by: Hachette Audio Narrator: Eliza Foss Audiobook Length: 18 hours 22 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook Summary from […]

The Taxidermist’s Daughter by Kate Mosse ~ Book Review

The Taxidermist’s Daughter by Kate Mosse Published by: William Morrow Published on: March 29, 2016 Page Count: 432 pages Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: Advance Reader Copy provided to me by the publisher for consideration. Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook Summary from the Publisher: A chilling and spooky Gothic historical thriller reminiscent of Rebecca […]

The Crooked Heart of Mercy by Billie Livingston ~ Book Review

The Crooked Heart of Mercy by Billie Livingston Published by: William Morrow Published on: March 8, 2016 Page Count: 272 pages Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: Review copy sent to me by the publisher for consideration. Available Formats: Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook Summary from the Publisher: Ben wakes up in a hospital with a hole […]

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Week 6

In an attempt to get my book blogging life back up and running more regularly, I decided to add a weekly meme or two to my schedule. I like the idea of this meme because it focuses on what you’re reading and I can make that as quick as a bulleted list or embellish as […]

Armchair BEA ~ Day 3 ~ Beyond the Blog

It’s been a tumultuous week with my middle school aged daughters. I had every desire to knock Day 3 out of the park, but it’s 11pm and my laptop just died. I’m going to have to wing this from my iPad Mini. Here goes: Beyond the traditional form of the novel, what are your favorite […]

Armchair BEA ~ Day Two ~ Book Aesthetics

Aesthetics: Judging a Book by its Cover Here is today’s topic from Armchair BEA: The Books: How often do you judge a book by its cover? How often are you surprised by what you find? Do you strategize and make sure every book in your series has the same cover design (as far as you […]

My 2016 Armchair Audies Winners

Tonight is the night. The 2016 Audie Awards start tonight at 7:30pm EST and I’m really looking forward to it this year. Team Armchair Audies worked hard and judged 14 of the 25 categories this year. While I was sad that there were some veterans who were unable to join us this year (I missed […]