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Bloggers Recommend ~ September Recommendations

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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 […]

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Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

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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 […]

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BooktopiaAVL ~ Zelda and Guests on Earth

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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 […]

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Bloggers Recommend Picks for May – July 2014

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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 […]

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Bloggers Recommend Picks for January – April 2014

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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 and enter […]

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Monday Mini ~ The Hidden Child by Camilla Läckberg

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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. For me, Swedish crime fiction is where my love of audiobooks began. […]

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Monday Mini ~ Overwatch by Marc Guggenheim

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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. It’s not often that I pick up a political thriller, but I […]

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Reading, Blogging, and the Power of Why

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I spent half of last week attending the Human Performance Institute‘s Corporate Athlete course. While the title of this course focuses on work, this course has changed my life on every level. Having listened to much of the audiobook of All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner leading up to that business trip also helped to set the […]

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Monday Mini ~ The Transcriptionist by Amy Rowland

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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. It’s been a while, folks. Blogging just hasn’t been a priority for […]

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The 2014 Short Stories/Collections Audie Award Winner and Giveaway

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When I was asked to participate in the APA’s @Audiobook Community Audio Month campaign I jumped at the chance to feature the Short Stories/Collections category. After judging the Literary Fiction category for three years, I discovered this category and was so happy judging it. It offers such a wide variety of stories and narrators. While […]

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