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PREDICTING YOUR NEXT GREAT READ

Category: ARC

“The Girl With The Ghost Machine” by: Lauren DeStefano

Originally I will admit I judged this book by the cover. (I referenced this work on my YouTube channel as an upcoming book I would be reading from a video posted on 4/15/17.) The story itself however, drew me in and was a page turner/quick read. The subject matter right from the beginning is heavy and very well handled by the author.  Emmaline is the main character whose Mom has […]

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“Breakwater” by: Catherine Jones Payne

Right away, you notice that stunning cover. It is gorgeous and on par with the cover for the book Roar by Cora Carmack (review will be posted on May 14th). Exquisite!  This one had a LOT of tag possibilities as it spans some genres and had a lot of different themes. I was stoked to see a mermaid story up for grabs that had some intrigue and depth (pun-alert!) to […]

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“Within Walking Distance: Creating Livable Communities for All” by Philip Langdon

I knew I wanted to review this specifically because I saw Portland, OR listed as one the cities “explored” in this guide. I DEVOURED this. Seriously. I feel like I should have some jetlag from all my traveling…I loved that the writing style was educational/informative enough to really help me to build these cities in my mind as I read about them! The intro lays out the premise of the […]

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“Odd Birds” by: Ian Harding

As soon as I read the description, I knew I had to put in a request to review this one right away! Pretty Little Liars is a show that I have stuck with since the beginning and it has been like a “guilty pleasure” show. I liked Ezra as a character and thought Ian portrayed the character well. I also thought it interesting that Ezra writes a book in the […]

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“Radium Girls” by: Kate Moore

“Despite the harrowing implications, why do you feel this story hasn’t been widely explored?” is asked at the back of this book as part of a discussion guide and that my dears, is exactly what I would like to know! This novel explores not only the story itself, not only the clinical and factual side, but focused on the LIVES of these women. What they went through, how they were […]

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“The Sunshine Sisters” by: Jane Green

I always find books that thread and weave together throughout the characters’ lives and how they grow to be fascinating. It is nice to read a novel with forward motion. The book opens with Ronni and her three grown daughters at the tail end of Ronni’s life. She is in pain and wanting to end her own life. Then we are taken back toward the early days of Ronni’s career […]

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“Kitchen Table Tarot” by: Melissa Cynova

The subtitle for this: “Pull Up a Chair, Shuffle the Cards, and Let’s Talk Tarot” is VERY fitting.  The entire book read like a mentor, or a friend, just chatting with the reader about her experiences reading and what works for her while also telling the reader to do what works best for them.  As a Buddhist why have I always felt drawn to tarot? Well, I think a lot […]

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“How to Be Ultra Spiritual: 12 1/2 Steps to Spiritual Superiority” by JP Sears

I was sent the ebook version of this to review. This will also be released as an audio version. I can’t help but feel that the audio version may actually “read” better. The reason for that is simple: The copy I was sent to review was riddled with spelling mistakes. Now, I can brush off small ones no problem. After all, they are advanced editions, not the final corrected proof […]

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Buzz Books 2017

I realize it is more than a bit meta to be reviewing a book of excerpts whose sole purpose is to get people excited about them, to “create buzz”, however I can’t help but be inspired to write about this awesomeness nonetheless. I know we are not to judge books by their covers, but there are some stunning covers in the selections included here that will be released. This e-copy […]

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“Dark Matter” by: Blake Crouch

My husband and I kept seeing banners and promotional bookmarks etc when we were at BookCon (in May) held in Chicago this year. We found the area where they were handing out the free ARC copies of it and we each managed to snag one. Once home, we both proceeded to devour it. The premise of “What if?” is not new to Sci-fi types stories of course, but the way […]

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