Monthly Archives: August 2016

Dragon’s Bait by Vivian Vande Velde

This post contains an affiliate link. My son brought Dragon’s Bait home from the library and I picked it up to read one night after he’d gone to bed.  I didn’t know what to expect, and let me tell you … Continue reading

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – Movie 2005

This post contains an affiliate link. I finally got my hands on the movie adaptation of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.  I really enjoyed the book as a feel-good, but still challenging coming-of-age story.  However, after seeing the movie, … Continue reading

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The Vampire’s Protector by Michele Hauf

This post contains affiliate links. I decided to try out Harlequin’s Nocturne series of books because I’m a fan of sci-fi and fantasy. The Vampire’s Protector was the first book in that series which I tried.  The book blurb sounded … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

This post contains an affiliate link. Confessions of a Shopaholic is another book from my Rainbow Cover Reading Challenge.  I had a false start with this book–originally starting a couple of weeks ago, but it just wasn’t clicking right away.  … Continue reading

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Enslaved by the Desert Trader by Greta Gilbert

This post contains an affiliate link. I know, I know–it’s a romance novel!  I have very broad literary taste and it does include romance novels.  Gasp!  I got Enslaved by the Desert Trader via Harlequin’s reward program.  You earn points … Continue reading

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August 2016 Book Haul & Unboxing

I filmed a quick video of my August books–well, the ones that aren’t part of a reading challenge.  Check it out if you find the time!  

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The Death of Bees: A Novel by Lisa O’Donnell

This post contains an affiliate link. The Death of Bees is my next review from my Rainbow Cover Reading Challenge.  The cover makes it look kind of nice with the pretty blues and purples, but let me tell you–this is … Continue reading

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Honeymoon by James Patterson & Howard Roughan

This post contains an affiliate link. Honeymoon is the next book from my Rainbow Cover Reading Challenge.  I’m nearing the end!  This book was the one that I wasn’t sure about.  I had never read any James Patterson before, so … Continue reading

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Little Bee: A Novel by Chris Cleave

This post contains an affiliate link. I finished Little Bee last night, another book from my Rainbow Cover Reading Challenge.  This is the book that had a very non-specific blurb on the back, so I had no idea what to … Continue reading

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

This post contains an affiliate link. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is the second book I’ve read from my Rainbow Cover Reading Challenge.  It’s a moving and emotionally complicated book which focuses on four friends who are coming of age. … Continue reading

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

This post contains an affiliate link. Huzzah–The Fault in Our Stars is the last book from my Friends & Family Top Picks Reading Challenge!  I’m glad to have finished the challenge (enjoyed it thoroughly) and am looking forward to working … Continue reading

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Precious – Movie 2009

This post contains affiliate links. Last night I watched Precious, the movie based on Sapphire’s novel entitled Push.  I won’t tell you too much about the plot, but comment more on how the movie compares to the book.  As stated … Continue reading

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

This post contains an affiliate link. The book Stiff is a fascinating compilation of author Mary Roach’s research on the human cadaver.  This isn’t just your average list of facts and figures, but an in-depth exploration about the many different … Continue reading

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Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lysa TerKeurst

This post contains an affiliate link. Here’s another book from my Friends & Family Top Picks Reading Challenge.  I finished this book the other day, after going through it at a pace that was a little quicker than I would … Continue reading

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Thrift Store – Fantasy Reading Challenge #1

This post contains affiliate links. When the kids and I were at the thrift store about a week ago, I had the bright idea to do a reading challenge based on the books I found there.  I went for both … Continue reading

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