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The Secret Place by Tana French

The Secret Place by Tana French Published by: Viking Published on: September 2, 2014 Page Count: 464 Genre: Mystery My Reading Format: Digital audiobook review copy provided by the publisher Audiobook Published by: Penguin Audio Narrators: Stephen Hogan and Lara Hutchinson Audiobook Length: 20 hours 43 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook Summary from […]

BooktopiaAVL ~ New Discoveries

I’ve not forgotten to write about my experiences at Booktopia Asheville. It’s not because it wasn’t an amazing experience. Drafts get started and then – Squirrels! I still want to share my experiences no matter how long it takes me. Today I’m sharing about the new discoveries I made as a result. In fact, Booktopia Asheville […]

Monday Mini ~ The Goldfinch

Getting back into the swing of things each week is hard. So is finding the quiet time to write a review over the weekend. In order to ease out of the weekend, I’ve decided to begin my blogging week with a mini review. Sometime in early August, my sister Donielle called me. She saw on […]

Fingersmith Read-a-Long

I’ve loved Sarah Waters’ Tipping the Velvet and really enjoyed The Little Stranger. As excited as I am about The Paying Guests (I just started the audiobook narrated by the delicious Juliet Stevenson), I thought it would be fun to read something from her backlist. When the Fingersmith eBook went on sale last month the […]

An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

An Untamed State by Roxane Gay Published by: Grove Atlantic Published on: May 6, 2014 Page Count: 368 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook purchased through Audible.com. Audiobook Published by: Audible Studios Narrator: Robin Miles Audiobook Length: 11 hours 35 minutes Available Formats: Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook Summary from the Publisher Mireille Duval Jameson is […]

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

Getting back into the swing of things each week is hard. So is finding the quiet time to write a review over the weekend. In order to ease out of the weekend, I’ve decided to begin my blogging week with a mini review. As someone who has enjoyed (The Casual Vacancy) and downright devoured (The […]

Bloggers Recommend ~ September Recommendations

In an attempt to keep at least somewhat current, I’m going to talk a little about my September 2014 picks for the Bloggers Recommend newsletter while that newsletter is hot off the presses (instead of four or eight months later). More often that I expect, things that I read either converge with something unrelated in […]

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi Published by: Riverhead Published on: March 6, 2014 Page Count: 320 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook sent to me by Recorded Books for review. Audiobook Published by: Recorded Books Narrators: Susan Bennett and Carra Patterson Audiobook Length: 9 hours 19 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook Summary […]

BooktopiaAVL ~ Zelda and Guests on Earth

This past Thursday I left work after lunch and drove to gorgeous Asheville, North Carolina. You really don’t need an excuse to take a long weekend to spend there, but I did anyway. Ann Kingman and Michael Kindness, the book lovers behind the Books on the Nightstand podcast, hold three bookish retreats each year that […]

Bloggers Recommend Picks for May – July 2014

As much as I had hoped to write full reviews of the books I’ve loved and shared so far this year through Bloggers Recommend, it just hasn’t happened.  Here are my recommendations from May through July. In case you haven’t yet subscribed to the newsletter, scroll down to the bottom of the Bloggers Recommend homepage […]