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Books That Came My Way in November

I subbed a large number of days in October and November, so my reading has had to take a back seat to the rest of my commitments and responsibilities. I only committed to one review in December and one in January, but I will be bringing you a few more.  I am much pickier about…
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Books that Came My Way in October

My email inbox has been full of review requests but my regular mailbox hasn’t been quite as busy this month. I’ve turned down several requests because I have been subbing nearly every day which cuts down on the free time I have to read and write reviews.  I have also become much pickier about the…
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A Reluctant Reader No Longer

As a substitute teacher, I come in and do my job and leave. Even though I know most of the kids and am able to keep track of their school progress and social life, I feel like I really don’t make much of an impact. I basically check in, do my job, and go home.…
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Books That Came My Way in September

My email inbox has been full of review requests and my regular mailbox has been busy this month.  I have become much pickier about the books I will read and review, but there are so many great books coming out that I can’t pass them up. I am having less and less time to devote…
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READ PINK In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Read Pink® in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Support the Next Chapter in Innovative Research Penguin Random House Marks Five-Year Partnership Milestone and $125,000 in Donations to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® What’s black and white and pink all over?  The initiative by Penguin Random House called Read Pink® in honor of Breast…
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Author Meet and Greet Event

On Sunday I attended a Author Event at Fireside Winery near Williamsburg, Iowa.  I had previously written an article about this event for The Gazette.  You can see that article HERE.  This event was the brain-child of Iowa author, Grace Augustine. She wanted an event to allow Iowans to meet local and even National authors…
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Books That Came My Way in August

My email inbox has been full of review requests.  I took off a big chunk of time off this summer and I needed it. I have become much pickier about the books I will read and review. I am having less and less time to devote to reading, so if I am choosing to read…
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Books that Came My Way in July 2014

My mailbox  has been a little slower because I am taking a reviewing break. I haven’t accepted any books for a scheduled review until the end of August.  Of course, some books just find their way to my mailbox without my previous knowledge.  I have become very picky with the books I agree to review…
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My Favorite Books from the First Half of 2014

I have read 45 books so far this year and I well on my way to my goal of reading 75 books in 2014. I have been blessed to receive some excellent books from authors and publishers. I have had amazing discussions about books with friends and at book club.  Unfortunately, I’ve also read some…
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Books That Came My Way in June 2014

My mailbox  has slowed down a bit this month because it is summer and I am taking on less reviews.  I am not accepting any during July and August. I am planning to use that time to catch up on books reviews I am way behind on and with books that I want to read…
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Stacie's read-in-2022 book montage

Master Your Core: A Science-Based Guide to Achieve Peak Performance and Resilience to Injury
Hidden Figures
Personal Effects: What Recovering the Dead Teaches Me About Caring for the Living
Waiting for Tom Hanks
The Maid
The Other Black Girl
Anxious People
The Body
Great American Road Trips- National Parks: Discover insider tips, must see stops , nearby attractions  more
Apples Never Fall
Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love
Love and Other Consolation Prizes
The Vanishing Half
How to Find Your Way Home
People We Meet on Vacation
Last Summer at the Golden Hotel
Wave
Dear Evan Hansen
The Unsinkable Greta James
The Road We Took


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