Book Reviews

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Radio Segment: Books That Take You On a Journey

Radio Segment: Books That Take You On a Journey

So you can always tell when I've been travelling, because the pictures of my books don't feature Pearl or Smokey. I went on a lovely road trip to the UK a few weeks ago with my husband, and while away, I read a few books about travelling, just to help me get in the...

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Book Review: The Tourist by Robert Dickinson

Book Review: The Tourist by Robert Dickinson

When we look at the covers of books, we sometimes see what we want to, and conveniently overlook the things we don't. Unfortunately this happens to me often because I do things quickly, sometimes too quickly, so I frequently miss things. My most recent example: not...

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Book Review: Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

Book Review: Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

I loved Maria Semple's last book Where'd You Go Bernadette, so I was excited to pick up her follow-up novel, Today Will Be Different. It also takes place in Seattle (Semple's hometown), and once again the protagonist Eleanor Flood is a wacky, stressed-out mom who...

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Book Review: Perfect World by Ian Colford

Book Review: Perfect World by Ian Colford

Mental illness: many people suffer from it, and everyone fears it. It seems like only lately have we begun getting better at talking about it, although that in itself has been a slow progression. But when we think of how people suffering from mental illnesses were...

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Book Review: Gizelle’s Bucket List by Lauren Fern Watt

Book Review: Gizelle’s Bucket List by Lauren Fern Watt

I am most definitely not a dog person. I don't have anything against them, in fact I love petting dogs when I see them on a walk, playing with my friends' dogs, and giving a nice golden retriever a good belly rub when the opportunity presents itself. But you see, it's...

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Book Review: Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers

Book Review: Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers

Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers has a lot going for it, the most important being how funny it is. There were so many laugh-out-loud moments in it that I found myself reading passages aloud to my husband-now that's a sign of a good book! The majority of the...

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Bookish Tourism: Visiting Stratford-upon-Avon

Bookish Tourism: Visiting Stratford-upon-Avon

As my adventures in the UK continue, I'm finding it difficult to find time to blog. However, I knew that all my book friends out there would find one of my recent trips interesting, so I wanted to get this down before I forgot about it. Last week, we visited...

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