“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho
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4d ago
I finished reading this last night before going to bed. This book was recommended to me by another blogger a few years ago and I finally got around to reading it. It’s not normally the kind of book I normally read but I took a chance reading it because I trusted the person who recommended it to me. The book follows a boy named Santiago who is ambitious enough to go travel so he starts off by traveling with his sheep. However, he learns that his personal quest in life is to find a treasure and goes off in search of it. He learns a lot of valuable lessons while in pursuit of his “treasure”. Plus ..read more
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Best 10 Books in…..Romance
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5d ago
I’ve comprised a list of the 10 best books from the romance genre. This list is in no particular order and this list is only my opinions based on what books I’ve read in the past. Enjoy! This book begins a paranormal romance series that follows Grace. After the death of her parents, Grace begins at a new school in Alaska and feels out of place. She doesn’t feel like she belongs until she meets Jaxon Vega. This book begins another series that is a paranormal romance following Bella as she moves to Forks, Washington, to live with her dad. Soon after, she meets Edward and finds out he’s hiding ..read more
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Another Haul!
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1w ago
Well, I swung by my local book store (again) while I was out and about. All of the books that I found this time around came from the bargain section so I got out of there without breaking the bank. If I get any more books, I might have to purchase another book shelf. Of course, I don’t know where I’m going to put it. *sheepishly grins ..read more
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“Tales to Keep You Up at Night” by Dan Poblocki
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1w ago
I finally finished reading this one. I like horror and I happen to like books that a bunch of short stories in them. This has both of those. However, I think this is made for younger audiences……like maybe around the 10 to 12 year olds. The book was still good, mind you. I did enjoy it. This just might be one of those books that you let your kids read if they aren’t easily scared. Or maybe this can be one of those books that you read with your kids. If you are a fan of the “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” series by Alvin Schwartz then you’d probably like this book. Synopsis: Amelia is clean ..read more
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Latest Haul!
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2w ago
I had to go out and run a couple of errands yesterday on my day off. While I was out, I got to spend a little time at my local book store getting some new material to read. I always love to spend a little “me” time at the book store because a) I get to find some new stuff to read and b) I get to have fun looking for new stuff to read. It’s like a scavenger hunt for an avid book reader such as myself. The first four out of the five books listed where actually from the bargain section. I love shopping from the bargain section because I can make my dollar stretch a lot further (obviously) and tha ..read more
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Do you think we will lose libraries or bookstores?
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2w ago
Do you think we will lose libraries at some point in the future? Why or why not? And what about bookstores? Do you think the same will happen to them? I kind of doubt we’ll loose libraries. There are quite a few things you can do at the library including (but not limited to)….. borrow printed book borrow or download an e-book read or check out printed magazines or newspapers research topics that are of interest to you use their computer (and wifi) to apply for jobs get book recommendations get help with homework join a book club learn about your family history At your local book store, you c ..read more
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Do you ever find yourself stuck?
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3w ago
Do you ever find yourself stuck in a genre/series/author? Do you only read books from a specific genre/series/author? If so, why? Are you happy reading books from that genre/series/author? If not, what have you found that works to get yourself unstuck? I’ve never found myself in this particular situation. Thanks to my ADHD, I don’t tend to linger on one genre or author for very long. Don’t get me wrong, I do have authors, series, and genres that I prefer or are my favorite. It’s just that I don’t tend to stay on the same thing for a long stretch of time due to my attention span being a little ..read more
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5 Books I Wish I’d Read Sooner
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3w ago
There are a few that I had wish I’d read sooner. Continue reading to see what I picked and let me know in the comments what you would have picked……. Harry Potter = The first one is actually the Harry Potter series. I didn’t get into the Harry Potter series when it first came out because I didn’t think a children’s series could hold my attention. But then I noticed that several of my friends and family members were reading it so I decided to give it a try. When I did start reading it (and liking it) was shortly after the 5th book had come out. “Crave” series by Tracy Wolff = The “Crave” series ..read more
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“Up on Crowley’s Ridge” by Wayne Hancock
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1M ago
I finished reading this last night and thought I’d share. I enjoyed reading this novel. I liked watching the story lines play our and the characters trying to figure out who the killer is, all the while I’m trying to guess who the killer was before I got to the end (and I didn’t guess correctly). If you’re into murder mystery then you should check this one out, however, I recommend this for adults. Synopsis: In January, 1966 a small group of American scientists traveled to Brazil seeking new and exotic plants to test for curative powers. It was a secret mission sponsored by a consortium of bi ..read more
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“A Guest in the House” by Emily Carroll
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1M ago
I read a book from this author before and I enjoyed it. I was expecting to enjoy this book as well but I’m not sure how I feel about this book. I got this book because it’s a graphic novel and I thought it was suppose to be scary (I’ve gotten into graphic novels over the course of last year). But the story ended up being something completely different than what I was expecting. This book jumped around a lot, I think that had a lot to do with it. You think it’s going in this one direction and then they throw you a curve ball out of no where. I think the first book I read from this author was in ..read more
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