Monthly Archives: July 2013

Review: Skippy Dies by Paul Murray

    The title of the book tells us just what happens, and in the first scene, Skippy does die.  But why?  The rest of the book describes the weeks leading up to his death and the weeks following it, … Continue reading

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Review: The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman

The depression is in full swing, and Patience Murphy is doing her best as a midwife in the mountains of rural West Virginia.  She is just making a name for herself, and therefore gets stuck with all the deliveries one … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: Words/Topics that will make me NOT pick up a book

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish.  Don’t forget to visit them! This weeks’ topic: words/topics that will make me not pick up a book. What a fun one! 1. Harlequin Romance.  … Continue reading

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Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (and book club recap #1!!)

**This review contains spoilers** Gone Girl.  I put this one off for quite a while because all the hype around it made me a bit suspicious.  But then my friend and I decided to start a book club, and Gone … Continue reading

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Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Here is the summary of this story from the back of the book:Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead.  She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: Authors Who Deserve More Recognition

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish.  Don’t forget to stop by their blog 🙂 This week’s topic: Authors who deserve more recognition.  There are so many wonderful authors and you talk … Continue reading

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Review: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

When Lavinia’s parents both die in passage from Ireland to the United States, she is only 7.  The master of a plantation takes her in and has her live and work in the kitchen house with his slaves, one of … Continue reading

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