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Review: Get a Life, Chloe Brown

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia HibbertMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Wonderfully written! This is a heartwarming about a woman who lives in chronic pain and all that come with it- loss of friends, fear, misunderstanding, and more. It’s sweet and honest and I’ve read it twice in two days. Like I’ve said […]

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March 2019 To Be Read List

I’ve been reading a lot of romance novels but this month I’m taking a break. This doesn’t mean that I won’t be reading romance novels; I’ll never give those up. But, I am aiming to read four books that are not part of #romancelandia. Reading four books is usually easy for me so I will […]

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2017 Reading Update

I am reading a lot but I am struggling to keep track. Hopefully, I can get my act together here. I will add more as I go through my notes and logs and update Goodreads. From 2017 Reading Goals list that I posted previously: Blood on the River: James Town 1607 by Carbone Elisa Son […]

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2017 Reading Goals (a post of lists)

My 2017 reading goals are a little more focused this year. I didn’t meet my Goodreads reading goals last year. In fact, I read fewer books in 2016 than I have read in previous years. It’s disappointing, but it happened. I was very much involved in other things- social justice, working for a horrible company […]

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Brave New World In Our Messed Up World

As part of the Back to Classics Challenge, I chose to reread Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I first read this novel in 8th grade at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in NYC, however, I do not think I fully grasped the ideas presented in the book at that age. I do remember feeling […]

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Back to the Classics Update

My original post about this Back to the Classics challenge is on my now defunct personal blog, but all future updates will be here. It took me a while to finish  Brave New World as I had forgotten how intense the narrative is and how much it can drain me while reading. I love the […]

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6 Amazing Read Aloud Picture Books (and 1 Independent Reading)

I absolutely love the blog, I Capture the Rowhouse, and Farrar’s frequent posts about what her family is reading inspired me to share similarly here. We read a lot and I really want a better way of keeping a record of what we are reading. As I look for a way that works for our […]

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30 “Classic” Must-Read Books

A friend’s post on Facebook sparked this blog post. I’m often surprised by how many people have not read novels that I thought were middle and high school staples. And I’m even more shocked by those people who have gone to college, and graduated from, college without having read Orwell’s “1984” or “The Handmaid’s Tale” […]

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Book Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Originally posted on  Kristinabrooke.net A Classic Written by a Woman Admittedly, I am not a huge fan of Shirley Jackson. While I did enjoy “The Lottery” in the past, something about her writing has always bored me to tears. Maybe she is too descriptive? Is that possible? My vivid imagination prefers to do the work […]