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what i read : april to june 2014

July 8, 2014

Alright, I’m still in my huge reading slump! Only four books in three months! That’s incredibly low for me and it bums me out. I mean, obviously I have less time now than I did before Liam came along, but I do have time. I’m just choosing to use it in other ways, like blogging, crafting, sleeping, or planning. It’s fine, I know that the enthusiasm ebbs and flows, but I am looking forward to it coming back. Anyway, here is what I did read: Joyland by Stephen King – Stephen King is just such an amazing storyteller. This was a good coming-of-age story with an interesting setting, likable characters, a little mystery, and a satisfying & touching ending. (5 stars) Lexicon…
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what i read : january to march 2014

April 10, 2014

Wow, I can’t believe I only read four books in the last three months. You would think that being on maternity leave I would’ve read a ton but in reality I was busy catching up on TV and other projects. I regret nothing. Longbourn by Jo Baker – This book was my jam. It’s Pride and Prejudice from the servants’ point of view, but totally stands on its own as a story. Loved it and highly recommend. (5 stars) Margot by Jillian Cantor – A hopeful and compassionate story that explores what Anne Frank’s sister Margot’s life might have been like had she lived. Simple and straightforward but I liked it. (3 stars) Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers – I…
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favorite nonfiction books

February 20, 2014

I use Grammarly’s grammar check because although you might not be able to tell from the way I look when I drop Meredith off at daycare right now or the frequency of baths taken around here, I DO have some standards. I read a whole lot more fiction than nonfiction, so when I do read it I try to make it the good stuff. A lot of the nonfiction books I read are faith-related, but since I’ve already written about my favorite books on faith I didn’t include any of those on this list. Here are the ones I absolutely loved. Nicholas & Alexandra by Robert K. Massie – This biography of the last Tsar of Russia and his wife really is a case…
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top five favorite books i read in 2013

January 2, 2014

This is the best wrap-up of last year that I have in me this year. It was a year, things happened, life is about to change a lot, and through it all I was reading books. Here are my favorites. The Passage by Justin Cronin: This is not the kind of book that I would normally just pick up, but it was a book club pick and I’m so glad. To me, it had it all and I got seriously invested in the characters. This reminds me that I need to read the sequel ASAP. Abhorsen by Garth Nix: Just one of the best and most unique young adult fantasy series I’ve ever read, and the awesomeness of this finale…
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what i read : october to december 2013

December 31, 2013

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy: This is a fun read for October because it’s a little bit dark but not too heavy. It takes place mostly in our world’s Dublin and the magic is unknown to most people. The characters are different and interesting. (3 stars, audiobook) ArchEnemy (Looking Glass Wars #3) by Frank Beddor: A fun and satisfying conclusion to this spinoff series of Alice in Wonderland. (4 stars, audiobook) The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean: There’s tons of interesting stuff here but I was hoping it’d be heavier on the anecdote side and lighter on the science detail side but that wasn’t the case. If you’re really into chemistry or physics you’d probably enjoy this but I’ve never…
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