Author Archives: Kelly

About Kelly

Hi! My name’s Kelly. I’m a twenty-something gal from Buffalo, NY. Mom to a little dog named Peabody and a slightly evil cat named Archie. Engaged to the best dude ever. I love books and craft beer! I also love all things France and francophone and have a degree in French Language and Literature from Buffalo State College. My blog used to be called Kelly’s France Blog, but I finally decided it needed a change because I wasn’t posting about French things nearly as often as I used to! You can still see all my imported posts on A Book and a Beer, or you can visit my original blog at http://kellysfranceblog.blogspot.com.

Review: The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Here’s the description from Goodreads.com: The majestic and haunting beauty of the Italian Alps is the setting of the first meeting of Enza, a practical beauty, and Ciro, a strapping mountain boy, who meet as teenagers, despite growing up in … Continue reading

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Notes on Reading 7/24/16

Anyone else find it really hard to stay focused on a book when it is SO DAMN hot out?! I can barely function. Needless to say, this is why winter is my favorite season and snow is my favorite type … Continue reading

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Review: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Here’s the Goodreads.com description: In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our … Continue reading

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Review: Rooms by Lauren Oliver

Here’s the Goodreads.com description: A tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising, and moving ways Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house … Continue reading

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Review: Stepping to a New Day by Beverly Jenkins

Here’s the Goodreads.com description: In Henry Adams, Kansas, you can’t start over without stirring things up . . . Many a good woman has had to leave a no-good man, but how many of them took a back-seat to his … Continue reading

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Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Here’s the Goodreads.com description: Four minutes changes everything. Hadley Sullivan 17 misses her flight at JFK airport, is late to her father’s second wedding in London with never-met stepmother. Hadley meets the perfect boy. Oliver is British, sits in her … Continue reading

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Review: The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs

Here’s the Goodreads.com description: Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more—it’s never been a better time to be a girl geek. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies … Continue reading

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