Books

Through the Sad Wood – A Review

By Andrea | October 17, 2017 |

I recently got a chance to read a review copy of Through the Sad Wood Our Corpses will Hang by Ava Farmehri.  So what’s this book about anyway? A Synopsis – At the age of 20, Sheyda Porrouya’s life is almost over. She was born in Iran on the day staunchly orthodox mullas declared the…

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Bookish Questions – What’s Your Favorite Halloween Read?

By Andrea | October 3, 2017 |

What’s your favorite Halloween read? Fall always seems like the perfect time to pick up a spooky book or two.  I keep meaning to get around to reading Slasher Girls & Monster Boys, which is a collection of spooky short stories that came out last year.  It feels like the perfect sort of read for…

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Book It!

By Andrea | September 25, 2017 |

Another month has gone by where I’ve only finished one book, but it was a good book. Soul Music Soul Music is the Terry Pratchett’s 16th novel about Discworld, and the 3rd to feature the anthropomorphic personification of death, who happens to be my favorite character on the Disc. In this particular novel, Death isn’t…

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Bookish Question – How do you get ARCS?

By Andrea | August 22, 2017 |

How do you get ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) of books? Recently, the lovely Anna in Spain asked me how I got my ARC copies of books.  And that is a great question.  If you’re new to book reviewing, you probably don’t know where to start to get ARCs for review, which leaves you reviewing books…

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Bookish Questions – How many books do you own?

By Andrea | August 8, 2017 |

How many books do you own? This is the type of question likely to get me in trouble, and my husband will be the first to tell you that he thinks I’m a hoarder.  And while I do have lots of “things,” I don’t consider it hoarding if it’s books. Resource Materials Not including magazines…

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Book It!

By Andrea | July 31, 2017 |

I have to seriously thank the new “LeVar Burton Reads” podcast for getting any reading done this month.  It’s basically the adult “Reading Rainbow,” and I didn’t realize how much I needed it in my life until it appeared. Thanks to the podcast, I was able to rack up several completed “books” which were really…

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Munro vs. the Coyote (Exchange of Heart) – A Review

By Andrea | July 28, 2017 |

I was recently got some spare time to review another book, so I hopped over to NetGalley to see what was available.  The cover art of Munro vs. the Coyote caught my eye immediately, so I decided to see what it was about, and since the premise looked interesting, I gave it a go.   So…

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Bookish Questions – One Book

By Andrea | July 4, 2017 |

If you could only have a physical copy of one book, what book would that be? As we’ve discussed previously, I have a love for physical copies of books, even having multiple copies of them. That means that choosing only one book to have a physical copy of would be very hard for me.  But…

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Book It!

By Andrea | June 26, 2017 |

I’m back at work now, so even my available time for listening to audiobooks has dropped.  But, I am still trying to make time to do a little bit of reading. I was able to finish 2 audiobooks this month, and made some progress on a couple of real books. Speakers of the Dead Speakers…

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Bookish Questions – Paperback or Hardback?

By Andrea | June 20, 2017 |

Paperback or Hardback? As I mentioned in my last Bookish Questions post about Special Editions, I love hardback books. Especially hardback books that are pretty.  If I plan to keep a book to read multiple times, I would much rather have a hardback edition of the novel, but if it’s something I’m not likely to…

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