The Hate U Give

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Caraval – Book Review

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Reflecting On 30 and 40 Before 40

I turned thirty in April.  Since my birthday, I have been reflecting on this whole aging thing quite a bit. I don’t really have a problem with getting older and I certainly  do not feel different than I did at 29. However, as I reflect on the first 30 years of my life, particularly my […]

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Me Before You

Me Before You

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on August 28, 2015. The topic of caring for disabled people is often one that is difficult to approach.  It is often not easy on the caretaker or the patient but Jojo Moyes does an amazing job at exploring the many facets of the […]

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Go Set A Watchman

Go Set a Watchman

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on July 16, 2015. It’s not often that I can sit back and devour a book but yesterday, I did exactly that with Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman.  When this book was announced earlier this year, I immediately pre-ordered it from Amazon and have […]

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How We Keep the Romance Alive as Parents of Five

Daniel and I started dating a few months after my fifteenth birthday during the summer between my freshman and sophomore year of high school  He is very much my high school sweetheart.  I married him when I was eighteen, just a few short months after I graduated from high school. In the course of our […]

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The Girl On The Train

The Girl on the Train

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on April 28, 2015. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins has been on several bestsellers lists for quite a while.  I’ve seen other avid readers raving about it and comparing it to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.  I finally decided that I needed to […]

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Station Eleven

Station Eleven

This review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on March 14, 2015. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel follows a group of actors and musicians in a post-apocalyptic world who are trying to preserve the arts.  It all begins when a highly contagious, airborne virus sweeps across the world.  In a matter of […]

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1066: What Fates Impose

1066: What Fates Impose

This review was originally posted on The Wordy Nerd Books on February 12, 2015. In high school and college, I had several instructors who required their students to memorize dates for the history courses that I took.  One date that was always required was 1066.  As history major, I am very familiar with the Battle […]

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Hello April!

Wow!  It has been almost a month since I have posted a blog entry.  This past month has just been crazy and busy, but good! World Traveler My last blog post was on March 15 and I boarded a plane early the next morning to head to Italy!  I had so much fun in Italy! […]

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