Books

Favorite Books of 2020

At time of writing, I’ve read 80 books in 2020! That surpassed my Goodreads goal of 72 and I expect I’ll get a couple more in before the end of the year since I have the week after Christmas off. I tried to read a wide variety of titles this year, including children’s books. Thanks to BookTrib, I became one of their book influencers and have had the opportunity to read and review some new […]

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Book Review: ‘Concrete Rose’ by Angie Thomas

Instead of sayin, “Damn, he did this, he did this,”just be like, “DAMN! He grew out of that? He came out of that?”That’s what they should say, y’knowhatImean?All the trouble to survive and make good out of the dirty, nastyy’knowhahatImean unbelievable lifestyle they gave meI’m just tryin to make somethin..-Tupac, “The Rose That Grew Out of Concrete” You may remember Maverick Carter as the father of Starr Carter in the breakout hit novel, The Hate […]

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Book Review: Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer

Prudence does not like Quint at all. And as fate would have it, they’re partners in science class where Prudence basically does all the work, ensuring they’ll get an A. So when the grades come back and a C mars her otherwise perfect record, she loses it. Her teacher agrees to let them have a do-over but only if they work together. Quint wants no part of it, but after Prudence reluctantly agrees to volunteer […]

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Wild Geese Bookshop

Independent Book Store Day is just around the corner! Thanks to the pandemic, it was moved from its traditional date in the spring to August 29. If you’re like me, you love seeking out quaint little bookshops and often the best ones can be found in small towns. Wild Geese Bookshop, which opened in 2016, is nestled into the downtown area of Franklin, Indiana. The store gets its name from a poem of the same […]

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Book Review: Jessica Simpson – Open Book

Jessica Simpson rode the wave of teen pop singers during the late 90s/early 00s when the likes of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera were dominating the charts. She never quite found the same musical success that Spears and Aguilera did, but became a household name after her marriage to 98 Degrees singer Nick Lachey led to the hit MTV series Newlyweds. In “Open Book,” Simpson recounts her struggles in the music business, relationships with her […]

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Five Fantasy Series You Should Read While Staying Home

Hopefully you’re staying home, staying healthy and safe while we figure this pandemic mess out – my library closed yesterday until further notice, so I’m home with some free time and plan to get caught up on my Goodreads reading goal. I’m several books behind (oops) so I believe I can get caught up in the next couple of weeks or however long the quarantine is going to last. You may be looking to catch […]

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