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Books That Should Be Made Into Movies

By Jamie | July 7, 2020
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Did you know that Goodreads has a list of 28,871 books that its users have said should be made into movies, the top ten of which are all YA titles? They are: City of Ashes, by Cassandra ClareHush, Hush, by Becca FitzpatrickCity of Glass, by Cassandra ClareClockwork Angel, by Cassandra ClareMarked, by P.C. CastGraceling, by…

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Book Review: Two Emotional Books: If I Stay and Where She Went

By Jamie | June 29, 2020
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What would you do if you were a teenage girl–one of those amazing ones that really gets along with their parents–and the only survivor of a car wreck that killed them and the rest of your family? What if you survived the wreck, but just barely, and you’re somehow conscious, in an out-of-body way, and…

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Science Fiction Books: Passage is a Long Masterpiece

By Jamie | June 27, 2020
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Connie Willis continues to be one of my favorite science fiction authors, in part because she writes about time travel without making it convoluted and difficult. There’s nothing like reading some time travel books to make me feel stupid because I can’t keep all the timelines straight. The other books I’ve read by her–Doomsday Book…

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A Winner of a Keto Cookbook: Zilker Press’ Ketogenic Diet

By Jamie | June 23, 2020
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As I’ve mentioned before, my family and I have been on the keto diet for the past few years, primarily because my husband has IBS and was pre-diabetic (even though he’s a sugar nazi). His functional medicine doctor recommended that he go on keto as a way of lowering his blood sugar and ameliorating some…

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Book Review of Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst: a Mind-Bending Read

By Jamie | April 10, 2017
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I actually read four books this week, but I find myself capable of only reviewing one. I reviewed one of the four–Get Out of My Life–last week here, and I can’t review two of them here due to my policy of not reviewing books here if I can’t given them more than three stars out…

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My Eight ADD/ADHD Parenting Books

By Jamie | March 26, 2017
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In writing this particular post, I’m going to get a little personal, so I hope you don’t mind. By that, I mean that I’m going to divulge some of the difficulties I’ve faced as the parent of an ADD child, and the books that have helped me or are helping me in that journey, and…

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Book Review: Ever the Hunted, a Compelling Read

By Jamie | March 19, 2017
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So, if we’re friends on Goodreads, you’ll notice that I’m again reading a plethora of books: Taking Charge of ADHD by Russell A. Barkley, Phd; A Writer’s Guide to Persistence by Jordan Rosenfeld; Without a Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal; and Get Out of my Life by Anthony Wolf. This week, I finished reading Ever…

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Book Review: The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson, Fascinating and Charming

By Jamie | March 6, 2017
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A while ago, I researched for a book I wrote about a girl with exceptionally vivid dreams. I asked for some recommendations from my Facebook book club friends for non-fantasy books about dreams, and they said I should read The Bookseller, by Cynthia Swanson. I read it, and, while it wasn’t like my book at all,…

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Book Review: The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer: Mixed Feelings

By Jamie | February 12, 2017
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You have to know that I really wanted to like this book. I pre-ordered it on Amazon and anxiously awaited its arrival. Say what you will about Stephenie Meyer’s previous books, I thought they were great. The fact that she created characters that people had such strong feelings about even before the movies came out…

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Book Review: Inborn by Amy Saunders, Not the Best, But…

By Jamie | February 5, 2017
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Update: Inborn by Amy Saunders is available for .99 cents on Kindle! For all of you ten people who follow my book review blog: 1) thank you. You are awesome. 2) I’m going to break with tradition here and give a less-than-stellar review of a book, so be forewarned. I read a book recently that I…

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Book Review: Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal: Regency Magic

By Jamie | January 28, 2017
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Update: I originally published this post in January of 2017. I’ve updated it with a deal that I found recently on Shades of Milk and Honey. This post contains an affiliate link, which doesn’t change the price of the book for you, IF you buy it using the link I provide. I find myself setting a…

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A Thousand Pieces of You, or How to Escape for $3.95

By Jamie | January 8, 2017
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Updated post: I’ve become a full-on adrenaline junkie of reader. Unabashed. And I found a good deal on this book to share with you! This post was first published in January of 2017. It now contains an affiliate link. Doesn’t affect the price of the book for you. I have a confession to make: I…

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Book Review: Machinations is Amazing, for $3.99

By Jamie | December 29, 2016
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I don’t understand why everyone’s not raving about Machinations by Hayley Stone. It’s a book set during a robot apocalypse, populated by people fighting for their lives and a main character who was killed by the robots and then brought back as a clone and expected to lead those people while trying to carve out a…

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