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On Being a Hufflepuff and The Sorcerer’s Stone

The first things I did on my Harry Potter journey were: 1. To create a Pottermore account. 2. To pick a Siamese cat as my animal (I now somewhat regret this decision made because I love the Siamese cats in Lady and the Tramp – my first learning moment). 3. To be selected by a redwood, unicorn core […]

Interview with Anthony Breznican & Brutal Youth Giveaway

Last month I read and reviewed Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican, a book that really hit me in that tender little patch that remains my teenage heart. I loved and adored this novel for its honest portrayal of the challenges of high school that never really leave you no matter how long it’s been since […]

Fingersmith Read-A-Long ~ Chapters 15 – 17

Spoiler Alert: This post and any comments left on this post may contain spoilers from the Fingersmith in its entirety, including the ending. Fingersmith bookmarks: I finally found the PERFECT things I needed to make the bookmarks at Michaels. Unfortunately, I left the bag in my backseat on a day when I took my daughter […]

Winter Readalong ~ Harry Potter Series

Sheila at Book Journey is hosting a winter readalong of the Harry Potter series. As my regular readers are probably aware, I’ve never read the Harry Potter series. It was one of the goals I had set for myself at the beginning of this year. I had even toyed with setting up a challenge similarly […]

Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican

Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican Published by: Thomas Dunne Books . Published on: June 10, 2014 Page Count: 410 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: Hardcover book purchased prior to being invited to join Breznican’s book tour. Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook Summary from the Publisher: Three freshmen must join forces to survive at a […]

Fingersmith Read-A-Long ~ Chapters 11 – 14

Spoiler Alert: This post and any comments left on this post may contain spoilers from Chapters 1 – 14 of Fingersmith. For those who have read ahead of the schedule, please do not include any information about what happens beyond Chapter 14. Let’s get started talking about this week’s reading: This past week did not […]

Fingersmith Read-A-Long ~ Chapters 6 – 10

Spoiler Alert: This post and any comments left on this post may contain spoilers from Chapters 1 – 10 of Fingersmith. For those who have read ahead of the schedule, please do not include any information about what happens beyond Chapter 10. Let’s get started talking about this week’s reading: This week I am almost […]

Fingersmith Read-A-Long ~ Chapters 1 – 5

The Fingersmith read-a-long is finally here! I hope that you are all enjoying the book as much as I am. Quick note about this week’s conversation: I am having a dental procedure this afternoon. I’m not scared of dentists as a rule, but this will involve a scalpel and stitches. I also, knowing it was […]

Book Tour ~ Rooms by Lauren Oliver

Rooms by Lauren Oliver Published by: Ecco Published on: September 23, 2014 Page Count: 320 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: ARC sent to me by the author’s Marketing Assistant in order to participate in her book tour as well as the audiobook I purchased from Audible.com using a monthly credit. Audiobook Published by: Harper Audio […]

Literate Housewife is Taking on The Stand

Last October I revisited my first ever Stephen King novel, Pet Semetary, as part of Jenn’s Bookshelves First Book to Terrify Me feature. Since it was such a fun experiment for me, I thought I’d pick another King novel to read this year during 2014’s Murder, Monsters, and Mayhem. This year I’m choosing something new, […]