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Uprooted

“A tree isn’t a woman; it doesn’t bear a single seed. It scatters as many of them as it can, and hopes for some of them to grow.” Every ten years, a mysterious sorcerer called The Dragon comes down from his spooky tower and chooses a most beautiful, clever girl in the village. He’s done

Catherine de Medici

Professor, her kind of woman doesn’t belong on any committee. Of course, I shouldn’t tell you this but she advocates dirty books. Dirty books!? Chaucer! Rebelais! BAAAAAALZAC! That’s right, my dear readers. The Music Man was my very first exposure to Balzac, many many years ago. If I have to guess, I’d say I was in

Old Man’s War

Blogger Note:  I was going to save this post for next week, after #readformentalhealthweek…BUUUUT…I didn’t get today’s book read in time. DANGIT! So…Here! Have some Scalzi!   Sometimes after reading a great book, I just HAVE to go back and start at the beginning of that author’s career. So when I read Lock-In by John Scalzi and

Boy Meets Depression

Today marks the beginning of #READFORMENTALHEALTHWEEK, an event that happens every year to raise awareness for mental health and illness. Saturday the 10th is World Mental Health Day. As you would expect, I’ll be reading and sharing books that have to do with mental health on the blog this week. These topics might be heavy, possibly

Armada

There’s no getting around it. I am a HUGE geek. We all know this. Ready Player One appealed to that part of me 100%. It was such a fantastic first book for Ernest Cline that everyone I know has been talking nonstop about the release of his second book, Armada. It’s been one of the loudest releases

Teaser Tuesday 12/2/2014

  Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much

Teaser Tuesday 11/18/2014

  Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much

Fairies: The Myths, Legends, & Lore

I’ve always been fascinated by mythology, and I think that is what most draws me to fantasy. I love the way authors use similar themes throughout to weave these stories that, even though it is fiction…there is this seemingly thread of truth to it all. It is all so familiar, and those “truths” go back

Teaser Tuesday 11/11/2014

  Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much
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