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WWW Wednesday: November 27

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Hosted by 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 really enjoyed this book, and learned so much! Full review will be on the blog on Monday!
Currently Reading

I'm listening to Twice in a Blue Moon on audio, and really enjoying it! I've been reading a lot of heavy stuff lately and it's a fun read. The Water Dancer took me a bit to get into but I'm enjoying the beautiful writing. The goal is to finish both of these during my time off this week.
Up Next

I'm reviewing The Glittering Hour on the blog on December 12! I loved Grey's Letters to the Lost, so I'm really excited about this one. Also still on my radar is The Giver of Stars--the plan is to get to it soon!
What are you reading this week? Happy Reading!

Top Ten Tuesday: Thanksgiving Edition

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
This Week's Topic: Thankful Freebie
It's Thanksgiving week! Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. It's all about family, friends, and yummy food! My top ten list this week is top ten things I'm thankful for in general but heavy on the bookish things :)
1. My husband! Seriously, he is amazing.  He's my biggest fan, encourages me, and makes me laugh.  He is my favorite human.
2. My Friends! This past weekend we celebrated Friendsgiving, and I got to spend time with my incredible support network of friends. We hosted dinner, met up for a coffee date, and I went to a yoga class, all surrounded by people I love and that support and inspire me. 

3. My parents, who supported a love of reading my entire life! If you want more insight into why books are so important to me, read my This I Believe post.  Also for supporting my education as well.
4. Of course, BOOKS!!!  See the link in #3, but of course I …

Review: This Tender Land

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This Tender Land
By William Kent Krueger
450 pages, published September 2019
Atria Books
Source: Purchased through BOTM but listened to the book on Libro.fm through the ALC program

From Goodreads:

1932, Minnesota—the Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O’Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee, he and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own.

Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, This Tender Land is an enthralling, big-hearted epic tha…

WWW Wednesday: November 13

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Hosted by 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 absolutely LOVED Colleen Hoover's latest. I think it's my favorite, next to It Ends With Us. Definitely add this one to your list if you're a CoHo fan! I'll be writing a full review closer to the pub date on December 10.
Currently Reading

I'm still listening to This Tender Land--it's a loooong audiobook and I'm slowly working my way through. I love the book so far though--need to make time to listen to finish it! This Tender Land and Regretting You are both a little more intense, so I needed a light read--enter The Friend Zone! It's a fun read and I'm enjoying it so far.
Up Next 

The "Up Next" category of this post is always the hardest. But The Giver of Stars is the November Reese Witherspoon book club pick, so I definitely want to read it soon!
What are you rea…

Review: Summer of '69

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Summer of '69
By Elin Hilderbrand
432 pages, published June 2019
Little, Brown and Company
Source: Puchased for myself through Book of the Month

From Goodreads:

Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century! It's 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing. Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic home in downtown Nantucket: but this year Blair, the oldest sister, is marooned in Boston, pregnant with twins and unable to travel. Middle sister Kirby, a nursing student, is caught up in the thrilling vortex of civil rights protests, a passion which takes her to Martha's Vineyard with her best friend, Mary Jo Kopechne. Only son Tiger is an infantry soldier, recently deployed to Vietnam. Thirteen-year-old Jessie suddenly feels like an only child, marooned in the house with her out-of-touch grandmother who is hiding some secrets of her own. As the summer heats up, Teddy Kennedy sinks a car …

TLC Book Tours: One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow (GIVEAWAY!!)

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About One for the Blackbird, One for the CrowHardcover: 496 Pages
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (October 8, 2019)
From the bestselling author of The Ragged Edge of Night comes a powerful and poetic novel of survival and sacrifice on the American frontier.
Wyoming, 1876. For as long as they have lived on the frontier, the Bemis and Webber families have relied on each other. With no other settlers for miles, it is a matter of survival. But when Ernest Bemis finds his wife, Cora, in a compromising situation with their neighbor, he doesn’t think of survival. In one impulsive moment, a man is dead, Ernest is off to prison, and the women left behind are divided by rage and remorse.
Losing her husband to Cora’s indiscretion is another hardship for stoic Nettie Mae. But as a brutal Wyoming winter bears down, Cora and Nettie Mae have no choice but to come together as one family—to share the duties of working the land and raising their children. There’s Nettie Mae’s son, Clyde—no longe…

It's Monday! What are you reading?

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn atThe Book Date.
Happy November! Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday (NO Christmas anything in my house until after Thanksgiving!!). I'm already getting excited and planning my menu and decorations and such. I'm hosting again this year for Thanksgiving and the weekend before for Friendsgiving, and I'm so excited!
This fall has been SO busy at work and I've been so stressed out it's been hard to read! I only finished 3 hooks in October, which is very disappointing for me.  Hoping to finish out the year strong--I need to read 9 more books to meet my goal of 100 books for the year. I'm taking the week of Thanksgiving off work (YAY!) and some time at Christmas, and I plan on devouring some books during that time!
I recently finished Summer of '69 by Elini Hilderbrand--it was on my summer TBR and I didn't get to it during summer! Happy to say it was absolutely fantastic …