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But Seriously.

Well, here we are again. This is probably the third or fourth time in the last two years that I have done a mea culpa for disappearing and then come back, vowing to blog on the regular again. Yet, here I am. This time, it’s going to be different, dammit! I’m going to blog at […]

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Serafina and the Black Cloak

I read a book! (I really need to do that more often.) And, I liked it a lot. It was a wonderful young adult novel called Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty. Okay, well technically, the book is described as a middle-grade “spooky mystery-thriller.” Despite the middle-grade descriptor, I found Serafina and the Black […]

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The Lost Sherlock Holmes Story (Maybe)

I saw this story a couple of weeks ago, but I finally got around to reading it tonight and I wanted to share it in case anyone hasn’t heard about it yet. A “lost” Sherlock Holmes story was recently found by a Scottish historian in the attic of his home in Selkirk. I say “lost” because […]

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Finally Finished Gone Girl…

…and I really want to discuss it. I thought the beginning was really good.  It lagged a little in the middle.  Once Part 2 started, it got really excellent.  I loved every minute of actually piecing it all together and read Parts 2 and 3 in half the time it took me to get through […]

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Review: Book Samplers from SDCC 2013

I’m going to try something new this year. I got a bunch of different books and book screeners from San Diego Comic-Con last month and I want to read and review each of them. It’s somewhat of a big undertaking for me, so I started with the book sampler I got from Random House with […]

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So I Read J.K. Rowling’s ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling…’

…and it’s really good!  I love mystery stories of any kind.  I think it’s because I grew up on Encyclopedia Brown then went onto Nancy Drew then the Agatha Christie books, Sherlock Holmes and so on.  I have always loved me a good mystery and I am thrilled that J.K. Rowling Robert Galbraith (whose name loosely […]

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J.K. Rowling has a crime novel out under a fake name.

Um, guys, I just saw on The Leaky Cauldron that J.K. Rowling secretly published a crime novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith on April 30! And according to the reviews on Amazon, it’s not bad at all. The book is called The Cuckcoo’s Calling and you can get it on Amazon. Oh yeah, and it’s […]

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Check Out “The Ultimate Guide to a Healthy Body Image” FREE

Happy Sunday, everyone!  My parents are in town right now and it’s been so crazy busy at work that my “creative time” aka blogging time has suffered.  I’m just so pooped by the end of the day!  Anyway, I’ll be back on track after Tuesday.  Today, I just wanted to share with you a book […]

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Ummm yes.

J.K. Rowling’s new book, “The Casual Vacancy” is going to be released September 27, 2012!  Squee.  Don’t mind if I do pre-order it on Amazon 5 months early.  I just wish it was coming out in the summertime and not in the fall! Tweet

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Chatty Monday

Oh, Monday.  I have such a love/hate relationship with Mondays.  I hate them because it means the start of another work week, but I love them because they tend to be the “quietest” day of my week.  Most people get caught up for the week on Friday; I’m lucky enough to be able to get […]

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