Girl On the Train Audiobook Review

Girl On the Train Audibook

After seeing my friends rave about The Girl On the Train by Paula Hawkins, I couldn’t take it anymore. I needed to get my hands on a copy. I added my name to my library’s hold list for digital copies of both the e-book and the audiobook. I was something like #1300 on the e-book hold […]

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5 Feel Good Books To Read

Feel Good Books to Read

As quickly as my mood might change so does my taste for books. Sometimes I want to dive into a book that will challenge me to think critically about an issue. Sometimes I’m looking for something a bit dark and twisty that might leave me with more questions than answers. Other times I pick up […]

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What to Know Before Reading Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

LES MIS Full jacket by Jillian Tamaki

I’m no stranger to reading long, epic novels.  I’ve read Gone With the Wind (twice!), Crime and Punishment, six books in The Wheel of Time series, and all the original Dune series (which is basically one book). However, one book that’s intimidated me is Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. Penguin Classics recently released a new deluxe edition translated by  Christine Donougher with a beautiful […]

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9 Books You’ll Read in One Sitting

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Spring break is almost here and I’m ready to hunker down with a stack of books. Since my kids are also home for break, I usually choose books that are quick, fun reads. Something that I can pick up whenever I have a few minutes or if my kids interrupt me, I can easily get […]

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Book Club Discussion: Dead Wake by Erik Larson

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Nothing makes you realize your mortality than reading about someone else’s. There’s plenty of mortality in our latest book club selection Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson.  This year marks the 100th anniversary of the disaster and Larson had us riveted. Head over to From Left to Write members’ sites to join our […]

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Book Club Feature: Dead Wake by Erik Larson

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We’re so thrilled to feature Erik Larson’s new book Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania as our next book club selection. Well written narrative non-fiction truly brings history alive for me. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the disaster and Larson will have you hooked by page one: On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth […]

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