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Review: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

By on May 12, 2016

In the fall of 2011, an eighth-grade student of mine wrote a beautiful letter to Ruta Sepetys, the author of Between Shades of Gray, detailing what she’d gleaned from Sepetys’ first novel  – the power of perseverance, integrity, and love. Since then, the World War II chronicle has been on my list. Finally,…

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Midweek Mix, Volume 8

By on May 11, 2016

Ah, Wednesday, how I love you. The Midweek Mix is a fun break! I’m sitting here (it’s Tuesday night) watching Chopped on Netflix while…

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Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

By on May 10, 2016

In April, my book club read Station Eleven. I dove into with my usual lack-of-research bravado – all I knew about the book was…

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Sunday Brunch #TBR Roundup

By on May 8, 2016

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I’m on a total thriller / mystery kick after binging on The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins and wanting more afterward.

In the…

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Review: Portage by Sue Leaf

By on May 6, 2016

I can’t remember exactly where I first saw this book, but the most likely place is our local bookstore, Magers and Quinn. A fairly…

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Joli’s Midweek Mix: Volume 7

By on May 4, 2016

Say whaaaaat? Midweek again? My, how time flies when you hold yourself to doing a Wednesday blog post 😂

What’s on my mind this week? In…

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Earbud Confidential: 5 Captivating Audiobooks

By on May 2, 2016

I’m an audiobook devotee, and here’s why:

Audiobooks are a multi-tasker’s dream.  Reading while driving, folding laundry, running, or doing dishes?  What more could a modern…

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Review: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

By on April 29, 2016

Furiously Happy is, in my humble opinion, something that should be read by anyone who struggles with any kind of depression, anxiety, or other…

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How to Get Out of a Reading Rut

By on April 28, 2016

Some people have constant, reliable reading habits. Their “currently reading” status rotates on a steady and regular basis, they complete books from start to…

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Joli’s Midweek Mix: Volume 6

By on April 27, 2016

Hi! Me again, here with another Midweek Mix post. What interesting things have you found around the web lately?
Emma Watson’s Book Club

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