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Are You Ready for Sweater Weather #BookTag #orangecountyreads

Are You Ready for Sweater Weather? I am so ready. But I live in California, and temps have been in the 80s! Come on Mother Nature… Today’s post is a fun book tag that was started by JennieLy. Make sure to link back to her if you participate.  Hot Chocolate: What is your comfort book? Re-reading […]

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TBR Thursdays | Page 69 Test 91219 #page69test #tbrthursdays #orangecountyreads

Do you know about “the page 69 test”? The idea, floated by Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan, is that when you read page 69 of a book you know whether or not it’s for you. In the book HOW TO READ A NOVEL, John Sutherland suggests that readers should apply the page 69 test.  He argues […]

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Top Ten Tuesday | Ten Childhood Favorites #toptentuesday #childhoodbooks

Top Ten Tuesday – Childhood Favorites I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday list! Today’s prompt is all about “favorites from your childhood” which was so much fun to put together. So many memories! Lots of orphans, horses and islands. Richard Scarry Scarry’s most famous series of books was about Busytown. Scarry’s characters were almost […]

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First Lines Fridays | Find Your Next Book 6.21.19 #firstlinesfridays #weeklyfeature

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first […]

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May in Review | #monthlywrapup

“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.” Helen Keller May 2019 Wrap Up Hey friends! I’m a little late to post this but it was a remarkable month for reading and events and I didn’t want to rush and forget something. […]

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First Line Fridays | The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer #firstlines #theinterestings

Today’s First Lines comes from THE INTERESTINGS by Meg Wolitzer. Published 2013 First Lines: “On a warm night in early July of that long-evaporated year, the Interestings gathered for the very first time. They were only fifteen, sixteen, and they began to call themselves the name with tentative irony. Julie Jacobson, an outsider and possibly […]

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Top Ten Tuesday | 10 Book to Film/TV Adaptations #toptentuesday #bookstofilm

Todays Top Ten Tuesday Topic is Page to Screen: Books that became movies/TV shows, movies that became books, great adaptations, bad ones, books you need to read before watching their movie/TV show, movies you loved based on books you hated or vice versa, books you want to read because you saw the movie or vice […]

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #weeklyrecap #orangecountyreads

Last Week: Check out 4️⃣ new posts last week… Book Reviews posted for 3️⃣ books. (Links to my reviews) The Girl Puzzle | The Season of Silver Linings | Miracle Creek I read one excellent book last week (Miracle Creek) and am still working on my buddy read of The End of Your Life Book […]

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