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5 Star Double Whammy

After a weeks long reading slump, I'm finally firmly back in the saddle, and I started it off with 2 amazing audiobooks. If you know me in person, then I'm sorry because you're probably sick of me talking about these books and trying to get you to read them. For full summaries, click on the… Continue reading 5 Star Double Whammy

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Petite Critique: The Vampire Knitting Club

Title: The Vampire Knitting Club Author: Nancy Warren Age group: Adult Genre: cozy mystery Subgenre: urban fantasy Page count: 219 Rating: * * * This book is the first in a cozy mystery series. I'm usually not a fan of "knit lit." As much as I want to read it, I usually find it too sentimental.… Continue reading Petite Critique: The Vampire Knitting Club

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Review: The Haunting of Springett Hall

Lucy Tregarrick woke up dead, with no memory of who she is or how she got that way. Now she must solve the mystery of her own death before the evil presence occupying Springett hall ensure she and the other ghosts of the manor never see the light of day--or night--again. My biggest complaint about… Continue reading Review: The Haunting of Springett Hall

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Pass, Fail, Promise: Urban Fantasy Edition

I have been doing a TON of reading. Seriously. I think I've finished 4-5 books since Saturday, and I'm working on three more. Right now I'm on a huge Urban Fantasy kick. This might be because THE FERRYMEN is coming out in few weeks. Or maybe it's because one of my favorite authors has a… Continue reading Pass, Fail, Promise: Urban Fantasy Edition

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Pass, Fail, Promise: June Book Binge

I finished 10 books in June, which is a pretty stunning number for me. Here's some of the highlights Pass: Anything by Simone St. James I don't often read multiple books by the same author in a single month that aren't part of a series, but I did with Simone St. James. Her 1920s era… Continue reading Pass, Fail, Promise: June Book Binge

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Pass, Fail, Promise: Classic Lit

Pass: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain I think that I must be one of only about five people in the US who didn't have this book for required reading--ever--in all the time I was at school. It's kind of a shame, really, because I like the little I have read of Mark… Continue reading Pass, Fail, Promise: Classic Lit

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Robyn Schneider

One of my favorite new-to-me authors of 2015 was Robyn Schneider. I was introduced to her books a couple of years ago through her youtube channel, where she posts energetic, funny videos about everything from makeup and fashion to puns and writing. Last year, I read a both of her YA contemporary novels, The Beginning… Continue reading Robyn Schneider

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Classic Lit Break: The Twenty-Fourth of June

I found this book at my favorite antique/used book store in Bellefontaine, Ohio months ago and never got around to writing up a review for it. I love The Olde Mint, because not only do they have great furniture, the occasional typewriter, and a great selection of vintage textiles, patterns, and clothes, but the entire… Continue reading Classic Lit Break: The Twenty-Fourth of June

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Book Review: The Transformation of the World

Author: Jurgen Osterhammel Genre: Nonfiction Subgenre: Wold History Page Count: 919, not counting the preface, notes, index, or bibliography. 1167 all together. Translated from German, The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the 19th Century is exactly what it says on the tin: an examination of the major events and changes in thought… Continue reading Book Review: The Transformation of the World

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Book Review: The Girl in the Road

Author: Monica Byrne Genre: Fiction Subgenre: Distopian Page Count: Around 323, but I listed to the audio book (highly recommended!) To start off with, the Goodreads summary can be found here, so take a minute to look at that. Done? Okay. This book is about two women who for various reasons, find themselves running from… Continue reading Book Review: The Girl in the Road