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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Whatcha Readin'?

How y'all feeling out there?  Seems like it's been a long time since we just chatted about random books and what not.  There's no book review today because I'm:  a) a slacker;  b) too busy catching up on TV and music (Anita Wilson has been on constant loop for weeks now); and c) most of the books I've read aren't due out until May or June and publishers asked that I hold reviews until then.

So what are y'all reading, watching or listening to?  What books have just blown you away or underwhelmed you?  Share with the class so we can add to (or remove from) our "To Be Read" lists.

Monday, April 21, 2014

#BookReview: Hidden by Catherine McKenzie

Walking home from work, Jeff Manning is hit and killed by a car. In his wake, he leaves a wife, Claire, and a son. Claire is devastated as she begins to imagine life without Jeff. Over 500 miles away, Jeff’s coworker, Tish, is just as devastated.

Friday, April 18, 2014

#BookReview: Vintage by Susan Gloss

An absolutely adorable debut novel from Susan Gloss, Vintage is the kind of book you’ll enjoy whether you’re sitting in the house on a rainy day or on the beach soaking up some sun. Gloss’ use of descriptive language brings to life the women and the city of Madison, Wisconsin. At times I was so caught up in the story that I didn’t want it to end and I’m desperately clinging to the hope that the book will become a series.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

#BookReview: The Time of My Life by Cecelia Ahern

You’ll have to suspend your imagination to read and enjoy Cecilia Ahern’s The Time of My Life, but I can almost promise you, it will be worth it. In a whimsical read that I was at first unsure about, Ahern introduces us to Lucy Silchester. Lucy seems like a typical young woman in that her days are pretty routine. She goes to work, comes home to her cat, eats dinner, watches TV, goes to bed and starts all over the next day. But Lucy’s life takes a turn for the better - or worse, depending on how you look at it - when she starts receiving invitations to meet with her life.

Monday, April 14, 2014

#BookReview: Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile

Why would anyone leave the bright lights and big city feel of Los Angeles for a small, “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity,” town in southern Louisiana? If you’re Charley Bordelon, it’s because you’ve inherited eight hundred acres of sugarcane land from your late father; land you didn’t even know existed before his death. Far braver and more confident than most, Charley takes on the farm, doubters and her own fears.
 
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