“These are a few of my favorite things….”

December 23, 2016

HAPPY HOLIDAYS MY LOVES! I can’t believe it’s already Christmas. This year has flew by! Madness! I know this week we’re talking about novels we loved this year but I found it a bit difficult since most of the books I read are books coming out in 2017. But I did get to a few, some YA, some adult, and even some non-fiction that I loved!   Bloggers Can’t Be…

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Stories as Activism: Two of my Favorite 2016 Reads

December 21, 2016

  How is it possible to chose my favorite reads of the year? I can’t! So I’m not even going to try. Of course this fall I loved reading the five novels written by Crystal, Amy, Jenni, and Tiffany as well as 2016 Deb Ball writer Abby (my only regret is tearing through them all too quickly!), and one novel in particular this year reduced me to cathartic sobs –…

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Crystal King’s Top 10 Reads for 2016

December 19, 2016

This week the Debs are looking back at their favorite reads of 2016.  The Amazon-owned book site, Goodreads, has done a great job with allowing readers to challenge themselves to read more books. I set my challenge at 75 books this year. At the time of this writing, I’m at 79 or so with two weeks left in the year so I’ll probably polish off 4-5 more. There are a…

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My Favorite Books of 2016 (So Far)

August 17, 2016

2016 has been a delicious year for reading, a state of perfect bibliophilic equilibrium wherein the “read” stack and the “to-be-read” stack have stayed even most of the time. Here are my favorites of the year so far, with helpful links to Indiebound so you can buy them at a bookstore near you: (1) DEAR COMMITTEE MEMBERS, Julie Schumacher An epistolary novel that consists of a series of hilarious and…

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What You Should Be Reading

My to-read book pile
August 16, 2016

Like Louise, I have a towering stack of to-be-read books. The pile is threatening my bed and I’ve had to stack up the overflow on the shelves. I keep the TBR books faced out so I can always grab them. Of course these piles are deceptive because it doesn’t show the twenty or so unread books I also have on my Kindle. You can see by these piles that I…

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