stacking the shelves

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I recently heard about this meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews (I don’t follow her blog, but she is the host of this meme. :)) and thought it would be fun. It’s all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. SO while I’m working through some pretty long books and finals have been …

interrupting a reader

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Nobody likes an interrupter. While the mother of two is simply trying to have a conversation with her husband and her youngest is pulling at her shirt sleeve asking her for a juicebox, she feels as if she might explode on her sweet little child. While the teenager is sprawled out on her bed on the phone and her brother …

my love/hate relationship with descriptions

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I love descriptions. I am particularly fond of weather. The rain seemed to pour from all different directions. The sun drenched the spot on the desk where her pencil lay, rolling back and forth, just as she left it a few minutes before. The wind whistled, blowing whispers through her wild hair.  The problem is (or so I have recently discovered), …

the view from saturday by e.l. konigsburg

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I really liked this book. I visited the library Saturday with my mom and my sister, and I didn’t even glance at the blurb before adding it to my growing pile of books. I’ve wanted to read it for quite some time, but never got it around to it when I went to the Barnes & Noble as it kept …

love, stargirl by jerry spinelli

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I have to admit, I normally hate sequels unless the books are completed series. What’s the point in a sequel to a story that’s already been told? But after reading Stargirl, I knew there was no way on Earth I’d pass up reading Love, Stargirl, the sequel to the original novel in which Stargirl writes the longest letter in the world to Leo, who, …

interrupted: a life beyond words by rachel coker

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This is a book that I have read many, many times. I was out of books, I needed books, and I found this one at a Christian bookstore one day looking for a decent book that didn’t concern witches, vampires, or two teens making out on the front cover. And boy, did I make the right choice! WWII, a dead …

cats are good company

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Cats are great company. Really. They cuddle, purr, play, and love.  They’re great listeners. Sometimes they even respond to you. (A recent conversation with my cat went like this: “Mittens! There you are!” … *entwines his tail around my feet* “Meow.” … “Were you napping? …. “Meeow.” … “Really?” … “Meow.” … “Are you sure?” … “Meoow.”) And when you’re …

stargirl by jerry spinelli

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The other day, I finished reading Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. I was quite happy with myself; the book was only $7 sold in my Barnes & Noble and it lasted me two days, so it was definitely worth the read! =) However, more than the fact that it was under ten dollars and long enough to last me over a day, Stargirl was a …

bookish?

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“Is ‘bookish’ really a word?” This was the first thing my dad asked me when I told him I wanted to start my very own book blog. “Well…” I hesitated. My word doc had always underlined the word in a red dotted line whenever I typed it out on my screen, so of course I wasn’t positive. (Spellcheck has spoiled me in …