Monthly Archives: July 2015

Review: I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil

Here’s the description from Goodreads.com: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and songwriting legend Cynthia Weil’s extraordinary YA debut opens the secretive doors of the Brill Building-the hit factory that changed history. Part Mad Men, part Grace of my Heart, … Continue reading

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Notes on Reading 7/26/15

It’s is really, really hot out.  Too hot out.  Which means it’s time for cheap ice cold beer. I seriously do not do well in the heat.  I don’t have A/C, so when it gets unbearable I pretty much just … Continue reading

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Review: Everlasting Lane by Andrew Lovett

Here’s the description from Goodreads.com: In a timeless coming-of-age tale as charming and haunting as the movie Stand By Me, Andrew Lovett’s Everlasting Lane tells the story of what happens when nine-year-old Peter’s father dies and his mother moves them … Continue reading

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Review: Brown Girl Dreaming

Here’s the description from Goodreads.com: Jacqueline Woodson, one of today’s finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, … Continue reading

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Notes on Reading 7/19/15

Happy Birthday to my mom today!!!!!! In other news, holy fucking has it been hot out! I’m working hard to get my rental unit finished up but this heat is killing me! I’ve been doing a good amount of reading … Continue reading

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Review: Beauty by Nancy Butcher

Here’s the description from Goodreads.com: Ana is nothing like her glamorous mother, Queen Veda, whose hair is black as ravens and whose lips are red as roses. Alas, Queen Veda loathes anyone whose beauty dares to rival her own—including her … Continue reading

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Review: Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

Here’s the description from Goodreads.com: Vera’s spent her whole life secretly in love with her best friend, Charlie Kahn. And over the years she’s kept a lot of his secrets. Even after he betrayed her. Even after he ruined everything. … Continue reading

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