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Mini Reviews: The Midnight Library and Anxious People

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  Happy Friday, friends! I know I've been a slacker in the blogging department lately. To be honest, I am not a fan of the new blogger as far as formatting posts go....anyone else not a fan?  However, I've definitely still been reading books! I thought posting these mini reviews would be an easy way for me to get some more content going on here, since I'm already writing these reviews for Goodreads and Instagram. These two books are both books I can't stop thinking about days (or even weeks) after finishing them!   The Midnight Library was a fantastic read. It really made me think, and  I really related to Nora on so many levels. The book really highlights  how our choices affect our lives and the lives of others, as well as shedding light on mental health struggles in a very real way. Though this book tackles serious topics, it's done in an entertaining way.  I loved seeing what was in store for Nora in each of her parallel lives--she had a myriad of different exp

Cover Reveal: The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel

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Behold THE FOREST OF VANISHING STARS by New York Times bestselling author Kristin Harmel (“a powerful and dazzling voice in historical fiction,” says NYT bestselling author Patti Callahan). Kristin’s evocative new coming-of-age World War II story will be in stores everywhere on July 6, 2021 from @Gallery Books. Mark your calendars and start planning your summer reading early. Pre-order NOW!     SYNOPSIS: After being stolen from her wealthy German parents and raised in the unforgiving wilderness of eastern Europe, a young woman finds herself alone in 1941 after her kidnapper dies. Her solitary existence is interrupted, however, when she happens upon a group of Jews fleeing the Nazi terror. Stunned to learn what’s happening in the outside world, she vows to teach the group all she can about surviving in the forest—and in turn, they teach her some surprising lessons about opening her heart after years of isolation. But when she is betrayed and escapes into a German-occu

F is for Friday: November 13

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     F is for Friday   Hosted by:  Nomadic Worlds   Description: Close out the workweek and get ready for the weekend by answering four questions:   F  – Feature your latest book sobsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read):     You all have been telling me for YEARS to read this book and I finally read it! It was absolutely fantastic! However, I think I liked The Great Alone SLIGHTLY more. It's close. But I 100% recommend this one. I  – Indicate which book/s you are looking forward to reading this weekend :       I am LOVING this book so far! I'll definitely finish it this weekend.   F  – Favorite quote of the week/day :      "She imagined seeing herself as just another brilliant freak of nature. Just another sentient animal, trying their best. And in doing so, she imagined what it was like to be free." The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, page 143 When I read this part in the book I just had to stop and reread. I totally related.    F  – Five things you’r

WWW Wednesday: November 4

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    WWW Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Sam over at Taking On A World of Words .   The three W's are:  What did you just finish reading? What are you currently reading?  What do you think you'll read next?    Recently Finished     I loved both of these books! Troubles in Paradise was such a great end to the Paradise series. I highly recommend all three books! I also finished Transcendent Kingdom ( review here ) and it's now on my list of all time favorite books! I LOVED it.   Currently Reading     Enjoying both of these books so far! Up Next     Probably one of these? Not sure yet! What are you reading this week? Happy Reading!

Blog Tour: The Wrong Kind of Woman (excerpt)

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  THE WRONG KIND OF WOMAN By Sarah McCraw Crow   Publication Date: October 6, 2020 by MIRA Literary Fiction; Coming of age fiction; Mothers & family 320 pages Buy Links: Amazon |  Barnes & Noble |  Indie Bound | Books-A-Million About the Book A powerful exploration of what a woman  can  be when what she  should  be is no longer an option In late 1970, Oliver Desmarais drops dead in his front yard while hanging Christmas lights. In the year that follows, his widow, Virginia, struggles to find her place on the campus of the elite New Hampshire men’s college where Oliver was a professor. While Virginia had always shared her husband’s prejudices against the four outspoken, never-married women on the faculty—dubbed the Gang of Four by their male counterparts—she now finds herself depending on them, even joining their work to bring the women’s movement to Clarendon College. Soon, though, reports of violent protests across the country reach this sleepy New En