Interview with Narrator Robert Fass with Giveaway

Robert Fass

It’s no secret that I love audiobook narrators. I love what they do to me when they channel just the right book. I also love their passion for what they do. Robert Fass, a narrator I had the good fortune to meet in person a couple of years ago in New York, is no exception. […]

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Fiction Gift Book Ideas for Middle-Grade & Teens Readers ~ A Guest Post


I don’t have the opportunity to read much non-adult fiction, but my friend Traci Cothran does. She and her daughter are avid readers and today she’s sharing her bookish gift giving guide for all those who love to read middle-grade and teen fiction. Thanks, Traci! Culled from recent pubs, here’s read-and-true list of gift ideas […]

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Monday Mini ~ The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Cover of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

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. I took a lot of things away from my Booktopia weekend in […]

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2015 TBR Pile Challenge


For the past six years, Adam at Roof Beam Reader has been hosting a TBR Pile Challenge. He invites people to pick 12 books over a year old to read over the course of the upcoming year. In case one or two doesn’t work for you, you can select two alternates as well. You can […]

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Interview with Wayne Farrell, Audiobook Narrator

Wayne Farrell

Tuesday I reviewed The Thing About December, my second Donal Ryan audiobook narrated by Wayne Farrell. I loved them both, so I asked Wayne to join me here on Literate Housewife. I hope you enjoy getting to know him as much as I did. If you haven’t had the opportunity to listen to his work, […]

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This Hufflepuff’s Report on The Chamber of Secrets

Cover of The Chamber of Secrets

From the very beginning when I picked my cat, was found by my wand, and I was sorted into Hufflepuff, I’ve had a great time with Sheila’s Harry Potter Re-Read (or in my case cherry popping) Challenge. As much as I was amused by The Sorcerer’s Stone, it didn’t sell me on the series. I enjoyed […]

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The Thing About December by Donal Ryan ~ Audiobook Review

Cover of The Thing about December

The Thing About December by Donal Ryan Published by: Steerforth Press Published on: August 26, 2014 Page Count: 208 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook review copy provided by the publisher. Audiobook Published by: Steerforth Press Narrator: Wayne Farrell Audiobook Length: 6 hours 14 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook Summary from the […]

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On Being a Hufflepuff and The Sorcerer’s Stone

The Cover of Sorcerers 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 […]

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Interview with Anthony Breznican & Brutal Youth Giveaway

Me, Ben and the Bullseye

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 […]

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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 […]

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