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Hooray! It’s Time for Year End Reading

I have yet to do any deep analysis on my 2012 reading, but I am most sure that a vast majority of the 100 books I’ve read so far this year (Yes, I reached that milestone this week! It’s a first!) have been books I have agreed to review. Now there’s nothing wrong with reading […]

A BEA Book Tour By Publisher

Walking into the Javits Center Tuesday morning was like walking into a wild garden packed full of exotic blooms. I didn’t know where to start or how best to navigate it in order to take everything in. I quickly discovered that I wouldn’t see it all. What I did see, however, was pretty amazing. In […]

April 2012 Recap

Somehow, the month of April has come and gone. It was a slow reading month for me, but I knew that my superhero (for me) reading powers would weaken over time. While I did devote a few days to a book I didn’t end up finishing (a case of right book at the wrong time), […]

Accidents of Providence Read-A-Long Discussion

On March 13th, in response to the laws being passed that are encroaching on women’s rights, I announced a read-a-long of Accidents of Providence by Stacia M. Brown. This novel tells the story of Rachel Lockyer, a woman being investigated for the suspected murder of her illegitimate child. Rachel had the misfortune to live in […]

Accidents of Providence Read-A-Long

Rachel Lockyer is under investigation for murder. It is 1649. King Charles has been beheaded for treason. Amid civil war, Cromwell’s army is running the country. The Levellers, a small faction of political agitators, are calling for rights to the people. And a new law targeting unwed mothers and “lewd women” presumes anyone who conceals […]

A Little TBR Fun

I recently bought a 10.1″ Samsung Galaxy Tablet (fell in love with it immediately). One of the apps I bought was Paper Camera. It allows you to take pictures with several effects coded into the application. Earlier this week I piled up my most immediate TBR to see what I have coming ahead. At work […]

The Marriage Plot Readalong ~ Week 2

Week 2 is finally here. I’ve heard from a couple participants that while it was relatively easy to put the book down after the first section, it’s not as easy after finishing this week’s sections. I hope that everyone is feeling that way at least a little bit. It’s a sign you’re enjoying the book. […]

3, 2, 1 Update

As it’s 11/9, I’m well into 3, 2, 1 month (3 Authors, 2 Books, 1 month). I began November by starting the audiobook version of House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III and a print version of The Violent Bear it Away by Flannery O’Connor.   Thoughts: House of Sand and Fog was […]

The Marriage Plot Readalong ~ Week 1

Welcome to the first installment of The Marriage Plot readalong. I’ve been excited about this book since I first heard about it’s impending release. I’m glad to have others reading along with me. When setting up this readalong, I had every intention of reading just ahead of the group so that I would be able […]

The Lantern Discussion ~ Week 2

Carl from Stainless Steal Droppings is hosting a read-a-long of The Lantern this month. I didn’t post last week because of my busy cruising schedule. 🙂 Thanks to Kailana, we have our questions for this week. Warning (stolen from Carl): For those of you who are not reading the novel but want to, following along […]