Book Review | Mourning Dove by Claire Fullerton #bookreview #mourningdove #southernfiction

Genre: Fiction, Southern fiction Published: June 29, 2018 Pages: 234 🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊/5 My Review: This book took my breath away with its beautiful and emotional story of a family living in Memphis, TN in the early 70s. Millie and her older brother Finley are inseparable and she adores him. On the second page we’re told something…

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First Line Fridays | More Than Words by Jill Santopolo #firstlines #morethanwords

January 18, 2019 Today’s First Lines comes from More Than Words by Jill Santopolo out February 5, 2019. First Lines: “SOMETIMES NINA GREGORY GOT LOST IN THE ELASTICITY of time. When she was concentrating on something with a singular focus, time seemed to stretch, like a rubber band pulled taut, until—snap!—the sound of a cleared…

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Discussion Post: Dust Jackets or Naked Books? #letsdiscuss2019 #thoughtfulthursday

Literary critic Michelle Dean wrote an article in 2013 for Flavorwire where she confessed, “Every hardcover that comes into my possession is desecrated, almost immediately, insofar as I automatically remove the dust jacket and often transport it directly to the trash.”  Okay does that statement stress anyone else out?! I have been known to peek under a…

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Can’t. Wait. Wednesdays | Park Avenue Summer by Renee Rosen #cww #parkavenuesummer

Despite my best intentions, I requested ANOTHER netgalley arc… 🤦🏻‍♀️ “Mad Men meets Devil Wears Prada?” I’m here for this! And look at that cover! Park Avenue Summer by Renee Rosen releases April 30, 2019 and We. Can’t. Wait! About the Book: Mad Men meets The Devil Wears Prada as Renée Rosen draws readers into…

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Book Review | The Songbird by Marcia Willets #bookreview #thesongbird #britishlit

Genre: British Lit, Fiction Published: December 4, 2018 Pages:320 🍊🍊🍊🍊/5 My Review: I loved this sweet and heartwarming “slice of life” story and was completely invested in the lives of the characters. Filled with lovely British euphemisms and descriptions of a scenic and wild part of England called Brockscombe near Devon. (I looked it up…

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Book Review | The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker #bookreview #thedreamers

Genre: Fiction, Contemporary, Sci-fi (but don’t let that label deter you!) Published: January 15, 2019 Pages: 320 First Lines 🍊🍊🍊🍊/5 My Review: The Dreamers is the second book from Karen Thompson Walker. I didn’t realize I had read her debut, The Age of Miracles, two years ago – but I remember how unique and unexpected…

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Top Ten Tuesday |New To Me Authors I Read In 2018

January 15, 2019 2018 was a BIG reading year for me! I read more than ever and was introduced to many new authors through social media and now…the blogging community! Here are TEN that really stood out for me. (Links to my reviews). 1. Christina Dodd | It Happened To Jessica 2. Sarah Morgan| The…

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Book Review: True Places, Sonja Yoerg #bookreview #trueplaces

I posted this back in August 2018, but since it was recently released- please take a look at the review for True Places by Sonja Yoerg! “Suzanne’s take, unchanged since her adolescence, was somewhat different. Men were unreliable, self-serving shits. That didn’t mean she hadn’t had lovers, or even a boyfriend or two, starting in…

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