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Review: Anne Frank The Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

This is more of a discussion than a review, because in my opinion, this piece deserves nothing less than a 5 star rating even if someone doesn’t finish it. You open the work to the first page and it deserves 5 stars. This may seem like a crazy statement, but I shall explain. Read more…

My TBR Shelf is out of this world…

How does one tackle 200+ novels??

So it was about 4 years ago that I wrote a second post regarding my Bottomless Bookshelf and at that time, the list finished at 190. I’ve managed to knock a few off of that list, but 1) there are still books on that list I haven’t read, and 2) for every book I read, I seem to purchase 3. I clearly need a sabbatical from work. Read more…

The 2015 Reading Challenge – In Review

Last year, I thought it would be a grand idea to try the 2015 Reading Challenge: a list of prompts that would allow one to read 52 books. In the beginning of the year, I went all out with excitement determining what my reading list would be; I had the books separated from my gigantic TBR shelves and was all prepared to completely blow this thing out of the water. Looking at the 2015 Reading Retrospective, you would think that by having read 102 books, I totally did blow that challenge out of the water. Read more…

Reading Retrospective 2015

Well this year was a busy one regarding life in general; despite that, I managed to have a record-breaking year for reading books! I thought 80 books in 2013 was amazing. Thinking that I wouldn’t be able to come near that, I set my goal for 60. I blew that out of the water by reading 102!! Mind you, a lot are graphics novels (very quick reads for me), and many are free Ebooks found thanks to bookbub.com. Still, a good year. Read more…

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Who doesn’t agree?

The choices so far:

IMG_3626Managed to work through my book shelves of books not read, and found some great choices for the 2015 Reading Challenge List.

A few of the choices so far: Read more…

Prepping for the 2015 Reading Challenge

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Ciara is making her For the LOVE of Books! debut as she watches me match a few books with the prompts from the 2015 Reading Challenge list.

Reading Retrospective 2014

Well, apparently 2014 wasn’t a particular strong year for reading total; to say the least, it was a crazy busy year with major changes and new beginnings. Without realizing it though, it seemed the year of M/M novels, with 32 books falling within that genre; over half of my total books read. My greatest find was Westwind by Ian Rankin, making me squee not only because it was a rare out of print find, but because it officially allowed me to complete all of his novels published at the time. Another semi-happy but semi-sad squee (do those even exist!?) was the penultimate Ty and Zane novel by Abigail Roux; I loved it so much, that I had to read it back-to-back. And then don’t even get me started (or maybe do?) on the first full-length novel for Nick and Kelly; I will forever be an Abigail Roux fan. I read some really weird things; books that actually made me gag and skip sections because it went WAY past my comfort zone (of which I didn’t know that I had one). Of course, there were flops and of course there were amazing reads. As always, take a look at the list. I hope a few peak your interest like they did mine. Read more…

New Years Resolution/Goal: Book Style

I will certainly be giving this list my best effort next year! It actually looks like it can expand one’s reading and get people interested in different novels or authors. It also may get some of those books that have been sitting on my shelf, finally read!

 

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I’m intrigued, but scared …

I can’t help but want to read this novel, but I’m afraid that it’s going to give me nightmares! I’m such a chicken when it comes to horror novels, but I can handle certain levels of gruesome … must think on this!

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