Book Event: Brit Bennett, Author of The Mothers

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On Tuesday February 7th, I attended an author event for Brit Bennett, author of The Mothers.  This event was held at the Joseph-Beth Booksellers at their Cincinnati, Ohio location.

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Even though I had not yet read the book, I have heard overwhelmingly positive things about it, so I am confident that when I do get the opportunity to pick it up, I will love it.

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Weekly Wrap-Up: 2/6 – 2/12/17

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Happy Sunday bookworms!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  I wanted to give everyone a heads up that I may be a little MIA this coming week and into the following week.  Why?  My family and I are heading to Florida for a little fun in the sun 🙂  We will be spending a few days visiting Disney World, then we will be heading to Sarasota for a few days.  I’ve been working on trying to schedule a few posts for when I am away, but it can be hectic preparing for a family vacation so no promises.

I had a very productive reading and blogging week last week, so there’s that.  I was able to finish up 4 books, but before you get too excited 2 of them were middle grade books.  I also was able to get 3 book reviews up on the blog.  So far so good with my goal to knock out my ridiculous back log of book reviews.

Let’s see what I read and reviewed this week…

*Weekly Wrap-Up is a weekly post where I feature what posts were published on the blog for the past week, any bookish/blog happenings, noteworthy posts around the bookish blogosphere, what I recently finished reading, what I am currently reading, and what I will be reading next.

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Kids’ Corner: Why You Should Read George by Alex Gino with Your Kids

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For my review for George by Alex Gino, I decided I was going to do something a little different.  I am going to share with you all why I think you should read this book with your kids… I would like to point out that I said to read this book WITH your kids and not simply letting your kids read it themselves….

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Book Review: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

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I am going to do my best to do this book the justice it deserves.  This is going to be less of a review of the book and more about what this book taught me…

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Book Review: The Girls by Emma Cline

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I knew once I read the synopsis for The Girls, I just had to read it.  Coming from a criminal justice background, I was intrigued by the fact that this book is modeled after the infamous Charles Manson case.  I knew I was going to be in for a wild ride…

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Weekly Wrap-Up: 1/30 – 2/5/17

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Happy Sunday bookworms!

How was your weekend?  Mine was fairly low key, which is a rare occurrence around here.  I took full advantage and worked hard at chipping away my ridiculously long back log of book reviews.  I am planning on getting 2-3 of these reviews up on the blog this week, so stay tuned for a book review overload!

Let’s see what else I had going on this week…

*Weekly Wrap-Up is a weekly post where I feature what posts were published on the blog for the past week, any bookish/blog happenings, noteworthy posts around the bookish blogosphere, what I recently finished reading, what I am currently reading, and what I will be reading next.

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February 2017 TBR

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Hello bookworms!

I don’t know about anyone else, but I love making my monthly TBRs.  I am a very schedule oriented person, so figuring out which books I will read at the beginning of each month really helps me keep on track with my reading goals.  It also takes out all the uncertainty of what I will read next.  For me, there is nothing worse then standing in front of my bookshelves and trying to figure out what to pick up.  I *typically* read around 8 books a month, so I generally keep my TBR lists around 5-6 books so I can have some wiggle room to squeeze in some mood reading.  It works for me.

This month I am excited to start adding books to my TBR for a book festival that I am attending in April.  More details down below…

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