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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
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Brown Girl Dreaming has been winning all sorts of awards (Newbery and National Book Award). It depicts a young black family’s moves from Ohio to South Carolina to New York City amid segregation and racial violence. Woodson also tells the story of … Continue reading

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The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble
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I read this for my challenge book with non-human characters. This is the story of babies left with a childless old healer woman on a mountaintop. The woman’s name is Verity, and as one might expect, she can tell no lies. One … Continue reading

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Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
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Oh, I liked this one so much better than Dark Places!!! I hate when I have to do a bad review 😉   A not-super-good reporter at a fourth-rate paper in Chicago is sent back to her tiny hometown to … Continue reading

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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
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Well, this is not what I was expecting. It was a whole bunch of Martha’s Vineyard “I’m fancy” with more than a little bit of King Lear who-is-the-favorite-daughter and the Kennedys all-American family thrown in. So Cadence Sinclair Eastman is 15 and and … Continue reading

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Michelle joins the 2015 PopSugar Reading Challenge
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Since I’m off to a roaring start on my reading goals for 2015, (three and a half days in, three and a half books read) I think I will also add this Popsugar Reading Challenge to help me branch out … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Plans
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Soooo, now that I’m almost sorta caught up on all my old postings, and in honor of the official beginning of summer, I can tell you about my summer reading goals: Catch up posts on my OWN damn Pride and … Continue reading

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P&P Readalong review #6 (AKA: The End)
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And, ladies and gents, we have arrived at the conclusion of my dearly loved, but lately loathed, Pride and Prejudice. My favorite moment in the whole novel happens in this final section, but we’ll get to that in a moment. … Continue reading

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P&P Readalong Review #4
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Chapters 31-40 should be subtitled: Lizzy is  clueless, tweenage drama, meddlesome friends, and lots o’ letters In this section, Darcy (and also his cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam) visit Elizabeth and the Collinses at the parsonage. Charlotte wants to believe at first … Continue reading

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Kelley – P&P Readalong Week 3
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Chapters 21-30 –  from Rejecting Mr. Collins to Mrs. de Burg’s Well, Caroline Bingley has persuaded Mr. Bingley to leave town to marry Darcy’s sister, and Jane’s deludedly nice and doesn’t blame Caroline and is all martyrish sweetness and YAWN. … Continue reading

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P&P Readalong Review #3
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This is the section where nothing happens. Actually, I read these ten chapters last week and didn’t post because I couldn’t think of anything interesting to say about them then. Then, I stopped reading P&P and switched to Monkey Mind … Continue reading

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