Books I plan to read in October

I’m linking up again with The Deliberate Reader to share the books I’ll be reading this month. September was another good reading month. I finished 11 books – completing 8 of the books I planned to read this month as well as two other books I was already reading before the month began. I had to return […]

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Re-Read: Fangirl (YA)

Since Carry On is coming out on October 6th, I decided to re-read Fangirl to get myself ready for a full length Simon Snow story from Rainbow Rowell. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Goodread Summary: A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.  Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan… […]

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Book Review: God-Shaped Hole

God-Shaped Hole by Tiffanie DeBartolo Goodreads Summary: When I was twelve, a fortune teller told me that my one true love would die young and leave me all alone.  Everyone said she was a fraud, that she was just making it up.  I’d really like to know why the hell a person would make up a […]

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Book Review: All Roads Lead to Austen

All Roads Lead to Austen: A Yearlong Journey with Jane by Amy Elizabeth Smith Goodreads Summary: Inspired by Reading Lolita in Tehran, the literary chronicle of a year spent reading Jane Austen throughout Latin America. Background: I love Jane Austen fan fiction. When I saw this book on Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Kindle Book Deal list months […]

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YA Book Club: September 2015

Wednesday night was the September meeting of my YA book club. The Book I suggested this book after reading about it on Rebel Mommy’s Book Blog and The Perpetual Page Turner. I love the Little Mermaid. And I love summer romances. Happily, Sarah and Annie agreed right away that this would be a good book for […]

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The Lunar Chronicles Read Along: Scarlet

As you know, I am participating in The Lunar Chronicles read along hosted by Brittany at The Book Addicts Guide. We’re getting closer and closer to the release of Winter on November 10th. Yay! September was the month to read Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer. As with Cinder last month, I listened to this book on Audible. In case you […]

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Book Review: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids (YA)

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler Goodreads Summary: The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d’Abreau was destined for stardom—until a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even speak. Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend’s invitation to Atargatis Cove. Named for the […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Fall TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. There are so many good books coming out this fall. I have the following on my list, and I’ll be reading them ASAP once they’re published. After You (Me Before You #2) by Jojo Moyes (out September 29th) Sequel. Enough said. Carry […]

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Re-Read: The Martian

With the movie coming out in October, I had to re-read this book. I listened to the audiobook both times. R. C. Bray does such a great job with this book. The Martian by Andy Weir Goodread Summary: Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s […]

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Life Milestone: First bank account

I remember opening my first bank account at the Key Bank on Kensington Avenue in Buffalo, NY. I think it was 1987, so I was 7 years old. From that point on I don’t think I spent any money. You’ve heard those jokes about grown ups still having their First Communion money. That was totally […]

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