Fat Girl Walking by Brittany Gibbons ~ Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway

Cover of Fat Girl Walking

Fat Girl Walking by Brittany Gibbons Published by: Dey Street Books Published on: May 19, 2015 Page Count: 240 Genre: Memoir My Reading Format: Hardcover sent to me to participate in the author’s book tour. Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook Excerpt from Chapter 13: NOW WHAT? My fitness and body aspirations at thirty are […]

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Monday Mini ~ Church of Marvels


Before I jump into my review, I want to congratulate two June Is Audiobook Month winners from last week: Bobbie was the 7th person to comment on my Euphoria givaway post, making her the lucky winner. Congratulations, Bobbie! Susie was the 4th person to comment on my interview with Natalie S. Harnett, making her the lucky […]

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First Friday Giveaway ~ June Is Audiobook Month


June is Audiobook Month! I love it! Nearly an entire month of celebration is still ahead of us and I’m so excited that it’s finally Friday. There’s a full time of listening ahead, but this month there’s also a little something more. Recorded Books reached out to me and has offered me four amazing audiobook […]

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Interview with Natalie S. Harnett & Audiobook Giveaway

Cover of Hollow Ground

Today I have the honor of interviewing author Natalie S. Harnett about her novel The Hollow Ground and the audiobook version narrated by Luci Christian. It is a pleasure to feature her here and to offer one lucky reader a copy of The Hollow Ground. Many thanks to Audible for sponsoring this giveaway. Welcome, Natalie. It’s a pleasure to have […]

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My Brutal Youth Blurb – Now In Paperback!


Last year I read and love Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican. Reading it was such a cathartic experience. I had no idea how open some of my own wounds from high school still were.  Today the book is being released in paperback and I was surprised this morning by a wonderful email from the author. He […]

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Welcome to June Is Audiobook Month (and Giveaway)!


Wow! Last week was an incredible experience for me. I haven’t had an opportunity to fully digest all that happened. Trust me. More about my Audiobook Blogger of the Year adventure will follow soon. Still, I must share one thing to kick off June Is Audiobook Month.  Since the dawn of the Armchair Audies, the […]

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My 2015 Armchair Audies Predictions


Every year I’ve hosted the Armchair Auides I’ve coveted the other judges who were able to take on more than one Audies category. They are my audiobook blogging superheros. I am proud to say that I’ve officially joined their ranks. Not only did I review the Literary Fiction category this year, I also reviewed the […]

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You Can Watch the Audies!

It’s just a little over a week until the 2015 Audie Awards. Every day I wake up and can’t believe I’ll actually be there. My husband is staying home with my girls, so my best friend from Michigan will be attending the awards with me. I’m glad Trista will be there, but this year my […]

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman ~ Review of the Full-Cast Audiobook Production

Cover of The Graveyard Book_Full Cast

The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production by Neil Gaiman My Reading Format: Listened via Scribd app. Audiobook Published by: Harper Audio Narrators: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, Clare Corbett, Miriam Margolyes, Andrew Scott, and Julian Rhind-Tutt Audiobook Length: 8 hours 24 minutes Summary from the Publisher: Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is […]

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How I Tricked My Daughter Into Reading The Graveyard Book

My youngest daughter isn’t a reluctant reader, but she’s no where near a voracious reader either. She loves graphic novels and has read Drama, Smiles, Sisters, and El Deafo each a dozen times. Getting her to read anything else is a struggle. If I suggest it/buy it/encourage her to read it, the likelihood that it […]

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