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#471 ~ A Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers Published by: McSweeney’s Publishing Published on: June 19, 2012 Page Count: 328 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible.com using a monthly credit. Audiobook Published by: Recorded Books Narrator: Dion Graham Audiobook Length: 7 hours 52 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook My Review […]

#445 ~ The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman Published by: Scribner Published on: July 31, 2012 Page Count: 352 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: Review copy picked up at BEA Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook My Review Tom Sherbourne survived World War II physically, but he returns to Australia with deep emotional wounds. He takes […]

#348 ~ The Family Fang

The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson Published by: Ecco Books Published on: August 9, 2011 Page Count: 320 Genre: Literary Fiction My Reading Format: ARC sent to me by the publisher for review Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook My Review Growing up, Annie and Buster Fang were known to those who followed their parents’ performance art […]

#296 ~ Everything I Never Wanted to Be

Everything I Never Wanted to Be: a memoir of alcoholism and addiction, faith and family, hope and humor by Dina Kucera Published by: Dream of Things Published on: October, 2010 Page Count: 204 Genre: Memoir My Reading Format: ARC sent to me by the publisher Available Formats: Paperback Today it is my great pleasure to […]

#218 ~ When She Flew ~ Book Tour and Giveaway

When She Flew by Jennie Shortridge Today it is my great pleasure to be Jennie Shortridge’s host on her TLC Book Tour for her novel, When She Flew.  I would like to thank her for sending me both a copy of her book for review as well as one to give away to a lucky reader.  Please […]

A Parenting Book that Makes Me Happy to be a Mom – Finally!

About  a week ago, I received a copy of comedian Elizabeth Beckwith’s spoof  on parenting book Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation from HarperCollins. I normally don’t read parenting books because I’ve been burnt by them in the past, but I burst out laughing just at the title and cover alone.  It reminded me so […]

#16 ~ The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls Jeannette Walls, her brother, and her two sisters grew up with an alcoholic father and a mother who resented any part of the responsibility that goes hand in hand with parenting. Her memoir is a beautiful testiment to the resilience of the human heart and soul. As depressing as […]

#02 ~ Blood Orange

Blood Orange by Drusilla Campbell Blood Orange takes place in San Diego, CA and is the story of how a middle-class couple deals with the abduction of their young daughter, Bailey. Bailey was born with some mental deficiencies that are manifested through late development and learning disabilities. Dana is her stay-at-home mother. She is bored […]