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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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Best Books of 2019

It’s that time of year again! I always have fun blogging my favorite reads of 2019 and this year I set a goal to read 70 books. Toward the end of the year, I struggled to complete it because we moved, my cat died and life got super busy with a new position at work. However, I managed to complete my goal just in the nick of time! Here are some of my very favorites […]

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Holiday Gift Guide for Book Lovers

When it comes to buying gifts around the holidays, think outside the box when buying for the voracious reader in your life. Sure, gift cards to Barnes and Nobel are great, but there’s so many awesome literary themed items out there that you can easily get them something unique to go along with the trusty gift card. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites I’ve found out on the web and hope it will […]

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Non-Fiction Round Up

I’ve been reading quite a bit of non-fiction over the past few months, so I thought I’d share some of the more interesting titles along with a short review of each. I try to read both in and out of my comfort zone so I get information from all viewpoints. Confessions of A Secular Jesus Follower by Tom Krattenmaker Tom Krattenmaker is a USA Today columnist on religion whose writings have appeared in many publications. […]

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Favorite Reads of 2016

It’s that time of year again – everyone is making their top 10 “Best of 2016” lists. It was a weird year but I still read some awesome books. This year I set a goal to read 52 books and surpassed it by reading 61! I may be able to squeeze one more in before December is over but I haven’t finished it at the time of writing this. Here are the Top 10 titles […]

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What’s the Next Big Thing in Young Adult literature?

Since the Divergent and Hunger Games series have wrapped up their sagas, teens may be looking for the next big thing. There aren’t a lot of series getting much buzz right now and it seems like dystopian is dead. Vampires certainly are and zombies may be on their way out too. What does seem to be emerging is a trend are stories featuring characters with special abilities – maybe YA authors are cashing in on the popularity […]

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