Book Reviews

Book Review | This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger #bookreview #newreleases

The story itself had some exciting moments especially when it looked like the Brickmans had caught up to them. It felt long in parts but the beautiful and vivid descriptions of the people and places kept my interest. I am very interested in reading more by this author, particularly his previous book, No Ordinary Grace. […]

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Book Lists, Top Ten Lists

Top Ten Tuesday | Ten Books on My Fall TBR 92419 #toptentuesday #falltbr #orangecountyreads

Good Morning! It’s officially FALL and here in California, we’re supposed to have a high of 91 degrees…typical when we want to break out the sweaters and boots! I’m back today with a new Top Ten Tuesday post. This weeks topic is “Books On My Fall 2019 TBR” The Nobodies by Liza Palmer (9/10) Why […]

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Blog Tour, Book Reviews

Book Review and Giveaway| The Secret Life of Mrs. London by Rebecca Rosenberg #TheSecretLifeofMrsLondon #RebeccaRosenberg #HFVBTBlogTours @RebeccasNovels @hfvbt

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Secret Life of Mrs. London by Rebecca Rosenberg. Thanks to Amy at Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for including Orange County Readers. Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom for the giveaway link! Published: January 30, 2018 Genre: Historical Fiction Disclaimer: I […]

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TBR

TBR Thursdays | Page 69 Test 91919 #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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First Lines Fridays

First Lines Fridays | Find Your Next Book 91319 #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 first […]

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Book Reviews

Way Back Wednesday – Book Reviews I Never Posted | Almost Gone by John Baldwin #waybackwednesday #orangecountyreads

Welcome! It’s time for the weekly “Way Back Wednesday” where I wend my way through reviews I never posted. A word to the wise: a way with words is why I whistle while I work. {wink wink} Almost Gone by John Baldwin & Mackenzie Baldwin 🎚Non fiction, memoir, pub 11/14/17 This book was an honest […]

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Top Ten Lists

Top Ten Tuesday | Ten Books Outside My Comfort Zone #toptentuesday #orangecountyreads

September 3 It’s been a looong time since I did a Top Ten Tuesday post. I’m joining in this week with the following topic: Ten Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside of My Comfort Zone Some of these books deal with some scary or difficult subjects. Others are genres I don’t normally pick up. In […]

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