ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Historical Fiction

Book Review: Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen

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Miller’s Valley had all the elements that I usually enjoy in a book: family secrets, coming of age theme, small town drama, etc etc.  Despite all the potential, this one came up short for me…

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Wrap Ups & Hauls

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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Discussion Posts

Bookish Babble: Setting Goals for 2017

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Do you set goals for yourself at the start of each year?

I find that setting goals at the beginning of every year helps to keep me motivated throughout the year.  I am so big into making goals, that I not only make yearly (“long term goals”), but also monthly (“short term”) goals.  That’s right, I love goals!

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In this post I am going to give some helpful hints for setting your bookish goals for 2017, and also share my own goals for 2017.

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Wrap Ups & Hauls

Weekly Wrap-Up: 12/19 – 12/26/16

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Hello my bookish friends!

I hope everyone who celebrates had a wonderful Christmas, and to those who do not celebrate, I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  My family and I had a wonderful Christmas full of family time, gifts, food, and fun.  I could not ask for more.  I cannot wait to share with you all my amazing Christmas book haul.  My husband really spoiled me.

As per usual, I have grossly underestimated my free time around the holidays, which is why I’ve been MIA for the past week or so.  Even this wrap-up is going up a day late.  Oops.  I hope you will all be patient with me while I play a little catch up.

*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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Book Reviews, Fantasy, Middle Grade, Young Adult

Book Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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When my book club was throwing around book ideas for our October book of the month, A Monster Calls immediately came to mind.  I wanted something “Halloween-ish but not scary” and on the shorter side because October tends to be a busy month for most people.   A Monster Calls was definitely outside of most of the groups comfort zones, but it ended up being a big hit.

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