strange the dreamer book cover

While I still don’t get to read quite as much as I would like, Mil is becoming a bit more independent, which is allowing me to be able to do more things for me, including reading. I’ve been even able to finish four books in the last couple of months. Recently Finished From the Mixed-Up…

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we have always lives in the castle book cover

Recently Finished The Shadow Land by Elisabeth KostovaThis book was an interesting read. Kostova’s ability to fuse past and present into one intricate story line made this story of communist and post-communist Bulgaria into one that I just couldn’t put down. I still think I prefer Kostova’s debut novel, The Historian, best but this book…

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hangman's daughter ebook

Since my last post in March, I’ve finished reading a few more books. I’m actually ahead for my reading goal for the year, which with the tiny human is only 1 book per month. If I meet my goal by July 1, I’ll probably double it, and see if I can keep up with an…

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I’ve finished several books since my last bookish post here on the blog and I’m excited to share them with you. Recently Finished I’ve been able to finish half a dozen books since the beginning of the year, which puts me quite a bit ahead of schedule for my reading goal this year We Are…

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I haven’t done a post about the books that I’m reading in ages, because getting a chance to read is rare now that the tiny human is mobile. Instead of reading my books, I’m reading some of hers to her, playing kitchen, or watching Fancy Nancy. But, I do get a little time to read…

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I recently finished reading my beautiful hardback edition of The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers.  I first discovered Eggers when I purchased his book, A Hologram for the King, solely for it’s magnificent cover.  And I ended up quite enjoying that work of fiction which I would never have picked up otherwise. The Monk…

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A book/writing related job that you would love to do? When I was little, I always thought it would be fun to be a librarian, but then I discovered that they don’t just get to sit in the library and read all day.  It was real work, and those librarians don’t get to read all…

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I feel a bit like a slacker because I didn’t write up a Book It! post last month, but then again, I didn’t finish any books last month.  It was the first time in two years that I didn’t finish any books during a whole month.  I blame motherhood.  The lack of alone time is…

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Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is less than a month away, so it’s time to think about getting into the holiday spirit.  And for me, one of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit is to read something festive.  So, today, I’m going to recommend 6 books to get you into the holiday…

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