Tag Archives: Fiction

The Men Who Changed The World

     March 21, 2006. Around 9am. Hey! Did you just feel that?! Feel what? That shaking! Dude! I think there was just an earthquake somewhere nearby. Well, I guess we’ll hear about it on the news tonight. That’s ten freaking hours away. I need to know NOW if there was an earthquake a hundred […]
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Pulitzer Prize Anticipation

In anticipation of the upcoming Pulitzer Prize in Literature announcement, I decided to get down to business and take on Donna Tartt’s 700+ page The Goldfinch. I had been quite reluctant to read it for two main reasons. Firstly, I noticed a lot of contradicting opinions on whether or not this book actually merits such […]
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Review: Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith

When I think of a good “thriller,” I think of an adventure story that is full of suspense and mystery. Usually, the outcome of the story is a vital piece of the puzzle that makes everything that came before, make sense. It doesn’t necessarily solve all the problems, but it allows us to understand why […]
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Reading In Crisis

Why do I willingly subject myself to such depressing reading material! Here is my pretty significant life problem right now— my husband of eight years, father to my three children, my best friend- Mark Hollett, is currently laying in ICU in critical but stable condition. He is 34 years old. What. The. Hell. I am […]
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Books off my shelf (I hope to read this summer!)

I have a pile of review requests that will keep me busy through the summer and into the fall. I also have an Audio Book membership that allows me to listen to at least two books per month. And then there are all those film adaptations with imminent release dates… And all those other books […]
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Review: All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

When you can see a part of yourself or a loved one in a character of a book without any stretch of the imagination, you know the author knows how to write well. While of course not every facet of any character will apply to any one person, sometimes they just seem so real— a […]
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My Top Ten of the Year (So Far)

In the last week, it seems like many “Best of 2014” lists have descended, from places like TIME Magazine and Chapters Indigo. While I have heard most of the books talked about or reviewed in one place or another, I do not exactly agree with the choices. However, I haven’t read all of the picks, […]
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Five Fabulous Fictional Moms!

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! There are tons of awesome moms within the pages of books; some real, some imagined. Not perfect, but caring and loving. A fabulous mom is someone who overcomes great hurdles to do right by their kids. That does not mean you can’t be a great mom if you don’t experience great […]
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