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What Has Been My Favorite Book So Far in 2013?

I’ve read 28 toward my goal of 50 books this year.  Not too bad since that puts me ahead of schedule, but I still have so many more that are impatiently waiting to be read. No books are completely forgettable, but I definitely have read some books this year that I haven’t been able to…
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Book Review: Wild By Cheryl Strayed

WILD From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail By:  Cheryl Strayed Published:  March 20, 2012 Wild is a memoir that tells how Cheryl Strayed tried to overcome first her mother’s death and the distancing of her siblings, and then her divorce.  By chance she spies a book on hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.…
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Book Review: The Storyteller By Jodi Picoult

THE STORYTELLER By: Jodi Picoult Published: February 26, 2013 Sage Singer befriends an old man who’s particularly beloved in her community. Josef Weber is everyone’s favorite retired teacher and Little League coach. They strike up a friendship at the bakery where Sage works. One day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him. Shocked,…
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Book Review: Sweet Salt Air By Barbara Delinsky

SWEET SALT AIR By: Barbara Delinsky To Be Published:  June 18, 2013 Charlotte and Nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers together in Nicole’s coastal island house off of Maine. But many years, and many secrets, have kept the women apart. A successful travel writer, single Charlotte lives on the road, while Nicole,…
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Book Review: The Kitchen House By Kathleen Grissom

THE KITCHEN HOUSE By: Kathleen Grissom Published:  February 2, 2010 ***** When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family. Orphaned while on board a ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the…
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Book Review: The End of Your Life Book Club By Will Schwalbe

THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB By:  Will Schwalbe Published:  October 2, 2012 **** “What are you reading?”That’s the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering…
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My Favorite Reads of 2012

I really wanted to do more reading this year and I was able to reach my reading goal of 40 books and beyond.  This year I read 48 books and am almost done with 2 others!  That figures up to four books/month!  I think that is pretty good for me!  The books I read were…
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Books I Read in Florida

Since we had such a LOOOONG drive to Florida and plenty of down time this last week, I was able to get TWO BOOKS read in one week!  Maybe I need to take more vacations so I can get caught up on all my reading!!! THE HUNGER GAMES  (THE HUNGER GAMES #1) By Suzanne Collins…
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Book Review: Little Bee by Chris Cleave

LITTLE BEE By Chris Cleave Published February 10, 2009 ***** WE DON’T WANT TO TELL YOU TOO MUCH ABOUT THIS BOOK.It is a truly special story and we don’t want to spoil it.  Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this: This is the story of two women: Their lives collide…
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Book Review: On Strike For Christmas by Sheila Roberts

ON STRIKE FOR CHRISTMAS By Sheila Roberts Published October 30, 2007 3.5 out of 5 Stars At Christmastime, it seems as though a woman’s work is never done. Trimming the tree, mailing the cards, schlepping to the mall, the endless wrapping–bah humbug! So this year, Joy and Laura and the rest of their knitting group…
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Stacie's bookshelf: read-in-2023

The Lazy Genius Kitchen: Have What You Need, Use What You Have, and Enjoy It Like Never Before
Your Table Is Ready: Tales of a New York City Maître D'
The Royal Governess: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth II's Childhood
Food Fight
This Time Tomorrow
To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings
Kiss Me in the Coral Lounge: Intimate Confessions from a Happy Marriage
Save What's Left
Remarkably Bright Creatures
The Galveston Diet: The Doctor-Developed, Patient-Proven Plan to Burn Fat and Tame Your Hormonal Symptoms
Golden Hills
The Girl with the Louding Voice
The Favor
Small Things Like These
This Is How I Lied
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Audrey L and Audrey W: Best Friends-ish: Book 1
Audrey L and Audrey W: True Creative Talents: Book 2
Chasing Giants: In Search of the World's Largest Freshwater Fish
The Puzzler: One Man's Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from Crosswords to Jigsaws to the Meaning of Life
In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It
It Is Well With My Soul: My Story
Have I Told You This Already?: Stories I Don’t Want to Forget to Remember
Book Lovers
A Girl Called Samson
Finn and the Feline Frenemy
The Levee
The Golden Spoon
Only the Beautiful
Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories
The Sisters Sweet
Fish in a Tree
This Tender Land
Intermittent Fasting Transformation: The 45-Day Program for Women to Lose Stubborn Weight, Improve Hormonal Health, and Slow Aging
The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice from Dear Sugar
Ben Y and the Ghost in the Machine
The Great Gilly Hopkins
BenBee and the Teacher Griefer
We Should Not Be Friends: The Story of a Friendship
Blue Highways: A Journey into America
Beyond the Point
The Family
The Bookstore Sisters
And Finally: Matters of Life and Death
The Cactus
Black Cake
Ban This Book
I'm Glad My Mom Died
These Precious Days: Essays
Evidence of the Affair
The Night Travelers
Out of the Corner
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
One Day in December