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Recent Reads, Both Great and Good ~ Part 1

I have not been very faithful of late, dear reader. Since September 1st, I joined a boot camp program at my local gym. I can’t begin to express how much this has changed and improved my life. Since then I’ve lost over 30 pounds and have participated in my first 5k. What a way to […]

Where Fiction Isn’t Allowed to be Fiction

Main Entry: fic·tion Pronunciation: \?fik-sh?n\ Function: noun Etymology: Middle English ficcioun, from Middle French fiction, from Latin fiction-, fictio act of fashioning, fiction, from fingere to shape, fashion, feign — more at dough Date: 14th century 1 a: something invented by the imagination or feigned ; specifically : an invented story b: fictitious literature (as […]

SantaThing

Thanks to a fun post written by Fyrefly, I found out about SantaThing, a wonderful Secret Santa type of book exchange facilitated by LibraryThing.  I received my SantaThing books yesterday and I’m so exicted!  I got Charity Girl by Georgette Heyer and The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman.  I am loving Georgette Heyer these days […]

Call Me 37 Today

Well, the day has finally arrived and I can no longer say that I am 36.  Well, I was born at around 9:50pm, so I could wait to say I’m 37 until tonight, but that’s being a little ridiculous (although if you agree with the whole date and time thing,  you’ll make me exceedingly happy […]

It’s Almost Here!

The Monsters of Templeton, the first novel written by Lauren Groff, will be released on Tuesday, February 5. For those of you who did not get an opportunity to read this as part of Barnes and Noble’s First Look Book Club, I highly suggest that you go out and get yourself a copy. You won’t […]

#41 ~ The Monsters of Templeton

The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff There is something spectacular about a book whose first line lures you into its spell like a siphon and never lets you go. In my 36 years of reading, there has only been two books whose first lines I’ve memorized and cannot forget: “Call me Ishmael.” Moby Dick […]