Book Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

I am a sucker for a good dystopian story and the premise of Delirium by Lauren Oliver pretty much had me at hello: “THEY SAY that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever. And I’ve always believed them. Until now. Now everything has changed. Now, I’d rather be infected with love […]

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book review: the story sisters by alice hoffman

I have quickly become a big fan of Alice Hoffman this year, after devouring her novel The Dovekeepers back in June with my book club and curling up with Practical Magic this fall. I finished reading The Story Sisters almost a week ago and have continued to ruminate on this story and how best to review it since […]

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book review: the geography of bliss by eric weiner

Description from Goodreads.com: “What makes people happy? Is it the freedom of the West or the myriad restrictions of Singapore? The simple ashrams of India or the glittering shopping malls of Qatar? From the youthful drunkenness of Iceland to the despond of Slough, a sad but resilient town in Heathrow’s flight path, Weiner offers wry […]

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5 things I’m loving on Tuesday: Holiday Edition

How was your Thanksgiving weekend? We had a five day weekend filled with delicious food, major cleaning projects and a trip to the movies with the kids. The week before was less fun with a nasty stomach bug that worked it’s way through the family – which I’m using an excuse for the lack of […]

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Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

What is more important to you? Honesty, happiness, intelligence, bravery or selflessness? If you had to choose just one trait to dictate the events of your life and that of the world, which would you choose? I love how great dystopian novels allow us to envision how different choices and events could change our world […]

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Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I recently finished reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern over the weekend and days later I am still thinking about it. Every now and then a book comes along that is so perfect, it kind of ruins all other books for you once you’ve finished it and you find you can’t get it out […]

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Book Review: Matched by Allie Condie

Last night while my husband read my six year old son some of the last few chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, I snuck upstairs to finish the last few chapters of Matched by Allie Condie, which my book club will be discussing tomorrow night. Each month our club has the host […]

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Book Review: The Spellmans Strike Again by Lisa Lutz

Grade: A I can’t remember what first inspired me to pick up The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz (now available in paperback!), way back when. I’m sure it had something to do with the funny book cover, as all the Spellman books are known for their funny covers that make you look twice. Lutz is a master […]

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Book Review: Revenge of the Spellmans

Grade: A+ Next Tuesday, March 10, Revenge of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz hits bookshelves everywhere. This is the third installment in a truly addictive series about a family of private detectives, namely one Isabel Spellman. Izzy could be considered the black sheep in her family. Despite her good intentions, things never really go the […]

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