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The Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nesbit

The Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nesbit

Over the last six months, I’ve seen TaraShea Nesbit’s The Wives of Los Alamos pop up on various book lists and recommendation websites, but I was not overly drawn to it. 594 more words

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Happy Book Birthday to...Lauren Dane & Penelope Douglas

It’s New Release Tuesday with two book birthdays that I have been dying for! I cannot wait to get my hands on Lauren Dane’s The Best Kind of Love… 36 more words

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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

It’s been months since I’ve done a YA literature book review, not because I’ve given up on the genre now that I’ve been out of a middle school classroom for a few years, but more because it has been awhile since I’ve found one that really stood out to me. 477 more words

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Happy Book Birthday to...Kristen Proby

It’s New Release Tuesday with one book birthday that I am very excited about! Kristen Proby has just release Seducing Lauren, which is the second book in her  68 more words

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Exception to the Rule: Outlander

I have to be honest- I really didn’t like Outlander when I read it. In 2005, I was working at a bookstore among some of the most interesting readers I have ever met. 507 more words

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A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

While I was home in Idaho this summer, I had the chance to meet up with my fellow English teachers from the middle school I taught at for nearly a decade. 798 more words

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“Sleep Donation” by Karen Russell

“Sleep Donation” by Karen Russell

The short story genre has never held a huge amount of appeal to me, as I often feel like the author is either trying too hard to create a crazy amount of symbolism in an attempt to be “literary” or they leave me hanging, wanting a full-blown story with fleshed-out characters and detailed action, rather than fifteen pages of straggling nuance and half-hearted hints. 568 more words

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