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Month: April 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Interesting Titles

Top Ten Tuesday: Interesting Titles

So much goes into the publicity of a book.  The cover art, the early reviews but sometimes, the title alone can hook you in and make you want to read the book. Here are ten titles that grabbed my attention and I have either read them or acquired them to read, because I want to know more.  I know I’m not the only one that has been influenced by the title – there is a goodreads list dedicated to books…

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Paperback Matchmaker

Paperback Matchmaker

Goals for this recurring blog feature will be to compare a newer releases to similar backlist books that you’ll be able to find in paperback editions. Red Clocks by Leni Zumas this was released in January. If this one is on your waiting list and you’ve already read The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, another book to check out would be  Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel  The three of these deal the threads of humanity that remain in a dystopian…

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Weekly Book Round-Up

Weekly Book Round-Up

Week of April 8-14 Weekly Book Round-Up New Release this Week: Circe by Madeline Miller  The Buzz: “Miller follows her impressive debut (The Song of Achilles) with a spirited novel about Circe’s evolution from insignificant nymph to formidable witch best known for turning Odysseus’s sailors into swine…. Weaving together Homer’s tale with other sources, Miller crafts a classic story of female empowerment. She paints an uncompromising portrait of a superheroine who learns to wield divine power while coming to understand what…

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Mini-Round-Up

Mini-Round-Up

Greetings Bookworms!  Below are a few highlights from the last half of March.   New Release The Gunners: A Novel by Rebecca Kauffman  Blurb Courtesy of Goodreads: Mikey Callahan, a thirty-year-old who is suffering from the clouded vision of macular degeneration. He struggles to establish human connections—even his emotional life is a blur. As the novel begins, he is reconnecting with “The Gunners,” his group of childhood friends, after one of their members has committed suicide. Sally had distanced herself…

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