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Review: A Thousand Country Roads by Robert James Waller

By on May 31, 2016

Why: This is the “epilogue” to The Bridges of Madison County, and I am a complete-ist (or at least I would be if such a thing existed). It is my definition for someone who has to complete series and has to finish what is started. If you’ve read my…

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins


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Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

By on May 27, 2016

My fellow LQ contributor, Kathleen, included The Girl on the Train in her list of captivating audiobooks to listen to, and I am happy…

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Audiobook Review: The Lincoln Lawyer

By on May 26, 2016

True confession: I’m a recovering book snob.  The situation peaked during undergrad, when half the people in my English classes wore gauzy scarves and prattled insufferably about reading…

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Midweek Mix, Volume 9

By on May 25, 2016

Happy hump day, friends! Here are my finds this week.
10 Literary Lessons from Gretchen Rubin

This is a guest blog post by Sarah Moore from…

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Review: The Secret Wisdom of the Earth

By on May 24, 2016

Coming-of-age stories that are deeply rooted in their physical surroundings have always fascinated me. When I was 10, I read My Side of the…

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Lazy Sunday TBR Roundup

By on May 22, 2016

What a lovely, lazy Sunday in Minneapolis today! I at least got some laundry done, but now it’s time to focus on all things…

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The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter


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Living Life Bookishly

Sorting LOTR Characters into Hogwarts Houses

By on May 20, 2016

I just out-nerded myself by spending an exorbitant amount of time explaining to my fiance, whilst watching the extended director’s cut of The Fellowship…

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ARC Review: The Girls by Emma Cline

By on May 18, 2016

Listen up, bookish friends: This is one to add to your TBR list. This coming-of-age story is captivating, haunting, and just so real. Cline…

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Oh the Heartbreak


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Tween Tearjerkers, 80s and Now

By on May 17, 2016

I remember reading Katherine Paterson’s Bridge to Terabithia while on vacation with my family.  I was maybe nine years old, and it was far past…

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House of Leaves


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Review: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

By on May 16, 2016

I read House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. Why? Well, it kept popping up on “best of” lists for horror novels, it featured…

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