books

10 Jun Unsaid

Cover love? Most definitely. A few weeks back I was used-book shopping when I came across Unsaid by Neil Abramson. I held the book for a few seconds while I took in the incredible cover photography. Part of the reason this cover grabbed my attention...

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08 Jun Farming

• Thank you #Randomhouse for this advanced copy of The Farm by Joanne Ramos. #partner • A week or so ago I made a small stack of books that I'd like to read this summer. The Farm was the first book I pulled from the...

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05 Jun Big

Big books. Huge books. Huge books with huge cult-like followings. Infinite Jest is a book that falls under this last category. It is also a book that I'm pretty sure I want to read. Over the years I've come across this book and have always been...

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03 Jun Heartbreak

• A big thank you to #Scribner for this ARC of Ask Again, Yes by @marybethkeane • Recently I came across a line in an article that said part of being an adult is accepting heartbreak. This stopped me in my tracks and has jumbled around...

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01 Jun Quietly

Good morning. The rest of the house is still asleep. I quietly crept to the kitchen to pour some coffee and then snuck back under the covers. This is my heaven. I love the quiet, the time to contemplate while sipping from a warm mug....

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31 May Magic

It's not about having the time to read, it's about finding the spare minutes that reading will fit into. As I write this I am waiting for my younger son's basketball game to begin. During last night's tournament I was able to finish a...

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30 May Collect

I am a book collector. This isn't a secret. Within my collection there are a few authors that I collect more specifically. The four I can name off the top of my head are Philip Roth, Stephen King, Daphne duMaurier, and Agatha Christie. ...

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29 May Stacked

Daily debris clutters my kitchen counters. If I don't deal with it everyday, my counters would be taken over by ripped open mail, random tools, cereal boxes left out, electronic devices, and just about anything else that a household uses, discards, but doesn't fully clean...

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28 May Life Stories

Self-help is a genre that I almost always, without question, completely avoid. Upon seeing a self-help section I usually am rolling my eyes as I quickly pass it by. It's not that I think that professionals and other experts have nothing profound to say. My...

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25 May Fierce

Books are treasures. Blah, blah, blah. Scratch that. Books are fierce. They transport, transform, and let you trespass across any border you choose.  Books have become banned and have been burned.  Their words have the power to destroy, create, exploit, mesmerize, and above all, allow us...

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