On Beginnings

Hands down, the beginning is the hardest part of writing a story. Followed, of course, by the ending and the middle. But something sets the beginning apart. I have, many a time, sat there sweaty palmed with my heart racing as I try to put pencil to paper. (Pen actually, I abhor writing in pencil.) […]

May 5, 2012
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Review: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Review: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest Read: May 1 – May 4, 2012 Other Information: Library book, paperback, 416 pages, book club/personal read Book Blurb: In the early days of the Civil War, rumors of gold in the frozen Klondike brought hordes of newcomers to the Pacific Northwest. Anxious to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue […]

May 5, 2012
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Currently Reading: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

So, one of the books I am currently reading (in a mad dash to get it back to the library on time) is Boneshaker by Cherie Priest. I am enjoying it. I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it. Something about the writing isn’t pulling me right into the story. But the story is […]

May 3, 2012
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Literary Panic: Library Edition

I am emerging from my novel-induced-stupor for a short post today. My panic was induced by the fact that I have until May 5 to read two of my library books, as they cannot be renewed. And I am behind for my book club selection. So I am now going to withdraw into the haze […]

April 30, 2012
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Hello Followers!

WordPress has been kind enough to inform me that I officially have FIVE SIX followers. I forgot my mom originally, because she is an e-mail only follower. Sorry, mom! Holy crow! That makes me feel all sorts of warm and fuzzy inside, you have NO idea. When I started this blog, I was just thinking […]

April 28, 2012
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Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

The Maze Runner by James Dashner Read: April 23 – April 28, 2012 Other Information: Library book, hardcover, 374 pages, personal read Book Blurb: A boom exploded through the air, making Thomas jump. It was followed by a horrible crunching, grinding sound. He stumbled backward, fell to the ground. He wouldn’t have believed it if […]

April 28, 2012
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Currently Reading: The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Spoiler Free)

So continues my YA binge. Unfortunately, it belongs on the YA-purge pile. There are a few definite positives to this one that the last few YA novels I read didn’t have. – The plot isn’t completely transparent. – As of right now, 230 pages in, there is no awkward and/or forced romance that is so […]

April 27, 2012
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My Collection – A Sneak Peak

My Collection – A Sneak Peak

A dear friend of mine (HI BECCA!) keeps mentioning how she wants to see my book collection, because she imagines it being heaped around my apartment. Honestly, this would have been true about two months ago. I had books stacked beside my bed, on the end tables, on the coffee table, on the floor… pretty […]

April 26, 2012
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Book Sale (Day 2) – Much Better!

I convinced my fiance to take me back to the book sale today. I didn’t bring my reusable bag, because I figured that would just encourage me to pick up more books. And after all, all I was really going back for was to look for Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon and Heir […]

April 26, 2012
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Review: Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey

Review: Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey

(Please bear with me as I try to nail down a format for my book reviews…) Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey Read: April 20 – April 23, 2012 Other Information: Library book, paperback, 341 pages, read for book club My Rating: 4 stars (really liked it) Book Blurb:  There is no pity in Santa Olivia. […]

April 24, 2012
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