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Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

February 16, 2017 | No Comments

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on October 27, 2014. Gillian Flynn is known for writing the hit novel Gone Girl but she actually has several other books that are just as dark and enthralling.  Sharp Objects is one of those novels.  This novel follows reporter Camille Preaker as she travels […]

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Every Day

Every Day

February 14, 2017 | No Comments

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on September 24, 2014. Every Day by David Levithan follows A, a being that inhabits bodies. Every day A wakes up in a new body and becomes part of someone else’s life. There is no family, no friends, and no routine for A. And […]

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Valentine Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

February 12, 2017 | No Comments

It isn’t technically spring yet but it sure feels like it here in Arkansas.  We’ve enjoyed springlike weather with temperatures in the 70s and 80s all week.  I’ve absolutely loved it and it has kindled my desire to make spring treats and fire up the grill. Every spring there is a little, local store run […]

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2017 Reading List

February 11, 2017 | No Comments

Making Plans and Setting Goals I am obsessed with setting goals.  Always have been.  So every year I make a New Year’s resolution to read a certain number of books.  I set my yearly reading goal in January and track it throughout the year.  I typically aim to read a book a week so I […]

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Reconstructing Amelia

Reconstructing Amelia

February 9, 2017 | No Comments

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on September 13, 2014. When fifteen year old Amelia Baron dies after falling from the roof of her prestigious Brooklyn private school, everyone assumes it is a suicide.  Just a few weeks after her death, her mother, Kate, receives an anonymous text message suggesting […]

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I Am The Messenger

I Am The Messenger

February 7, 2017 | No Comments

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on September 5, 2014. Ed Kennedy is an underage cab driver who doesn’t have a whole lot going for him.  He is in love with his best friend, Audrey, but she doesn’t seem to feel the same way.  His mother can’t stand him and […]

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January Recap: What We’ve Been Up To

February 5, 2017 | No Comments

I had planned to blog so much more in January but life hit hard.  And not in a good way.  I hope to remedy that in February but I’ll be honest, February isn’t starting off on the best foot.  Here’s an update on the things going on in our household and what January looked like […]

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Where She Went

Where She Went

February 5, 2017 | No Comments

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on August 22, 2014. Where She Went is the sequel to Gayle Forman’s If I Stay.  I mentioned in my review of If I Stay, which you can find here, that I felt as though the ending was a bit abrupt and I would like some more […]

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The Sea Garden

The Sea Garden

January 24, 2017 | No Comments

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on August 11, 2014. The Sea Garden by Deborah Lawrenson is divided into three separate novellas that do not seem to be connected too closely for most of the book. The first novella begins with an award winning garden designer traveling to a small island […]

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If I Stay

If I Stay

January 17, 2017 | No Comments

This book review was originally posted on The Wordy Nerd Books on August 10, 2014. Mia is a seventeen year old musician with her whole life ahead of her.  She has just auditioned for a place at Juilliard.  Everything seems to be falling into place for Mia until one February morning when her entire family […]

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