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Talking About…(9)

Speed Reading. That’s what I’m Talking About today. Last Monday – Wednesday I did something I have never done before. I read a 700 page fantasy book, A Court of Wings and Ruin, in under 3 days. Typically I take DAYS/WEEKS to read a fantasy book that is that long. I mean I think it took me 3 weeks to finish A Court of Mist and Fury just last May. I never read them that fast because I usually need to take my time and get back in the setting. But there were two reasons I read it so quickly. […]

Posted May 8, 2017 by Andi / 3 Comments
The Dish: Crown of Midnight – Sarah J. Maas

The Dish: Crown of Midnight &#..

  Andi: I’m not sure how to even start this chat. I mean what can you really say about Crown of Midnight other than it was amazingly fantastic??!! It broke my heart and made me cry in public, but I LOVED it. What is your initial reaction? Michelle: Oh man, what part made you cry?  Then again, you probably can’t say without spoiling.  My initial reaction was that this book had a much darker vibe. Even though we saw Celaena in the labor camps and fighting to be the King’s Champion in the first her assassinations and the progression of […]

Posted August 7, 2014 by Andi / 2 Comments
Second Chance Sunday – Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols (discussion)

Second Chance Sunday – S..

Title: Such a Rush [Amazon] Author:  Jennifer Echols [website] Publisher: MTV Books Genre:  Contemporary Source/Type: Own/Hardcover Stars: 5 of 5 Publisher Description: When I was fourteen, I made a decision. If I was doomed to live in a trailer park next to an airport, I could complain about the smell of the jet fuel like my mom, I could drink myself to death over the noise like everybody else, or I could learn to fly. Heaven Beach, South Carolina, is anything but, if you live at the low-rent end of town. All her life, Leah Jones has been the grown-up […]

Posted December 29, 2013 by Andi / 0 Comments
The Dish: Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller

The Dish: Where the Stars Stil..

Title: Where the Stars Still Shine [Amazon] Author: Trish Doller [website] Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens Genre: Contemporary Source/Type: Netgalley/Digital ARC Reviewed by: Andi & Michelle Publisher Description: Stolen as a child from her large and loving family, and on the run with her mom for more than ten years, Callie has only the barest idea of what normal life might be like. She’s never had a home, never gone to school, and has gotten most of her meals from laundromat vending machines. Her dreams are haunted by memories she’d like to forget completely. But when Callie’s mom is finally arrested […]

Posted November 18, 2013 by Andi / 0 Comments
The Dish: Wild Cards – Simone Elkeles

The Dish: Wild Cards – S..

Title: Wild Cards [Amazon] Author: Simone Elkeles [website] Publisher: Walker Books for Younger Readers Genre: Contemporary Source/Type: Netgalley/Digital ARC Reviewed by: Andi & Michelle Publisher Description: After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek’s counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else’s […]

Posted October 21, 2013 by Andi / 0 Comments