img_2218.jpgIt’s been almost 2 years since I’ve been here. I didn’t read for most of that time. There was too much going on in life and I couldn’t focus, let alone enjoy reading.
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Bout of Books 19

Between Litsy and the Independent Bookstore Challenge last week, my bookish obsession has gotten out of control. So have the piles of books in my house. I’m going to attempt to start this blog again so I have somewhere to put all my thoughts down. Since I’m going to be reading anyway, Bout of Books seems to be a good time to start. ūüôā

If you don’t know what Bout of Books is:

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. РFrom the Bout of Books team

Challenges! Giveaways! And a grand prize! You have until tomorrow to sign up if you’re interested!

Waiting on Wednesday: Moranifesto

As an introvert, I’ve always been drawn to people who are outspoken, uncensored, risk takers. I’m the kind of person who thinks of the perfect comeback a day later. I’m opinionated and angry but I rarely find the right words at the right moment. I hate confrontation and awkward situations. So naturally, Caitlin Moran is one of my favorite authors.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Beach Reads

It’s finally starting to feel like summer!! I’m fortunate enough to live in a city¬†close to Lake Michigan. We already got¬†our beach tokens and weather permitting, we will be there every Sunday. My husband (and his family) make fun of me because I don’t like going in the lake. I put on a swim suit, layers of SPF50 and hide under a large, floppy hat. Then I smooth the sand out so I can settle down with my book. That’s not weird, is it? I love watching my kids play in the water, listening to the sound of the waves, feeling the warmth of sun, winter a distant memory. Because¬†the beach is the best place to read in the summer.

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Review: Jane Steele

Jane Eyre is one of those books¬†that I don’t think anyone can or should touch. So I would avoid any book¬†that claims to be a retelling of it.¬†The description for Jane Steele
says that it was “inspired by Charlotte Bronte’s classic Jane Eyre” but I heard/read that it was nothing like it. And I love the cover! (Yes, I judge a book by it’s cover.) So I decided to give it a shot. And I was very pleasantly surprised. In my opinion, it was more like if Jane Eyre had a knife, know how to use it, and constantly came across despicable men who treated women like garbage.

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