Non Fiction November

Week 5: Non-Fiction November | New To My TBR #nonficnov #orangecountyreads

Week 5: (Nov. 25 to 29) – Rennie from What’s Nonfiction is hosting this week’s wrap up post for Nonfiction November.  What a fun month of discovering some really great new nonfiction titles! What did you add this month? Here are ten I will be ISO: New to My TBR: It’s been a month full […]

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Blog Tour, Book Reviews

Book Review and Blog Tour| This Is Not How It Ends by Rochelle Weinstein #suzyapproved #getredpr #bookreview #orangecountyreads

I was pleased with the ending and shed so many tears, but it felt a little hurried, after the first three-quarters of slow buildup.  Certain details felt contrived and a bit predictable but overall it was an entertaining and tremendously moving story, with a writing style similar to Colleen Hoover. Themes of grief, abandonment, romance, […]

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Top Ten Lists

Top Ten Tuesday | Ten Changes in my Reading Life #toptentuesday #orangecountyreads

It’s Tuesday and I’m joining the Artsy Reader Girl for this week’s prompt. It was challenging to come up with ten this week, but I did enjoy reflecting on the past year. November 19: Changes In My Reading Life (i.e.Maybe you like different genres or topics, maybe you read faster than you used to, maybe […]

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Non Fiction November

Week 4: Non-Fiction November | 5 Qualities of Great Non-Fiction #nonficnov #orangecountyreads

Week 4 is hosted by Leeann at Shelf Aware. All month long, join our wonderful hosts with weekly prompts for discussing all the Non-Fiction Reads from 2019. Get all the details here. Want to be extra? Join in the Instagram photo challenge! So let’s get started! We’ve talked about how you pick nonfiction books in previous […]

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Non Fiction November

Week 3 Non-Fiction November | Become The Expert #becometheexpert #nonficnov #orangecountyreads

Week 3 is hosted by Doing Dewey. All month long, join our wonderful hosts with weekly prompts for discussing all the Non-Fiction Reads from 2019. Get all the details here. Want to be extra? Join in the Instagram photo challenge! So let’s get started! Be The Expert/Ask the Expert/Become the Expert Three ways to join […]

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First Lines Fridays

First Lines Fridays | Find Your Next Book 11819 #firstlinesfridays #orangecountyreads

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 […]

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Book Lists, TBR

TBR Thursdays – Nonfiction November | Page 69 Test 11719 #page69test #tbrthursdays #nonficnov #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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Non Fiction November

Week 2 Non-Fiction November | Book Pairings #nonficnov #orangecountyreads

Week 2 is hosted by Sarah’s Bookshelves. All month long, join our wonderful hosts with weekly prompts for discussing all the Non-Fiction Reads from 2019. Get all the details here. Want to be extra? Join in the Instagram photo challenge! So let’s get started! Book Pairings This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a […]

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