Bookish Boyfriends
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Review: Bookish Boyfriends – Tiffany Schmidt

What an absolutely cute and funny read! “Someday, I’ll have my first kiss/boyfriend/love—hopefully before I’m ancient—but until then . . .” I shrugged and looked longingly at the book on my pillow. “Boys are so much better in books.” Merilee is the middle of three sisters.  Her oldest sister is knee-deep in wedding prep for her marriage to a senator’s…

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Sunday update
Sunday Update

Sunday Reading Updates: April 29, 2018

SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY! </centOne week closer to the end of the school year, and boy am I ready for that!  It’ll mean less reading time for me, but I’m so done with the weekday morning insanity!  I’ve been keeping myself busy lately by obsessing over both the Stanley Cup playoffs and Infinity War. Back to reading – I’m at 133…

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I Met a Traveller
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Review: I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land – Connie Willis

Connie Willis is one of my favorite authors, and her works were absolutely formative for my teenaged self, but this novella didn’t quite work for me.  I was fascinated by the descriptions of Ozymandias Books (gosh, I would love to spend a week there!) and I was very amused by Jim’s increasingly outlandish attempts to rationalize what he was seeing,…

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Heat Wave
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Review: Heat Wave – Ceri Grenelle

Talk about a heat wave!  This novella, part of Carina Press’s Dirty Bits line, is short, super steamy, and cute!  It’s also the first book I’ve read that could make a BART ride sound romantic! “Hi, Faye, how’s the new apartment?” I laugh but play along. “Oh, it’s pretty good.” “Cats are settling in?” “Yup, they’re exploring all the new…

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After the Wedding
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Review: After the Wedding – Courtney Milan

Trigger warnings: trauma, shame, racism, depression, anxiety Mad spoilers ahead for Once Upon a Marquess, the first book in the series.  This book can be read as a standalone, though you’ll miss some of the background of Camilla’s family.  I’ll also apologize ahead of time for this muddle of a review.  This book was deeply personal for me, and at…

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SHOCK
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Review: SHOCK Anthology – Joe Pruett (editor)

Trigger warnings: torture, death, rape..  look, when it says “shock,” it means shock! I generally like checking out anthologies as I think it’s a great way to find new authors.  It takes a certain kind of storyteller to manage a short story, though, considering you need to condense so much plot and characterization into not too many pages.  The same thing…

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Fair Game
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Review: Fair Game – Taylor Lunsford

A nerdy romance involving a video game company?  Heck yeah!  This simultaneously cute and angsty romance between an Ice Queen and her Nerd Boy was so much fun to read. “She knew where she stood in the corporate setting, knew how to stay in control and get shit done. But here? In the place that had eaten up every waking…

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Murder Takes the High Road
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Review: Murder Takes the High Road – Josh Lanyon

I haven’t read anything by Josh Lanyon before, but I’m always up for a good romantic murder mystery.  While this was heavier on the mystery side than the romance side, I still very much enjoyed it. “As much as I loved reading about murder and mayhem, I had never kidded myself I’d make a good detective. The extent of my…

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Sunday update
Sunday Update

Sunday Reading Updates: April 22, 2018

SUNDAY FUNDAY!   The weather’s finally warming up here!  I’m looking forward to spending some time reading on the back porch while the kids run around like crazy chickens.  According to Goodreads, I’ve read 129 books this year, 62 books ahead of schedule! Coming up this week, we’ve got a m/m murder mystery, a geeky romance, and a long-awaited book…

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