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Book Tour Stop: New York City- May 2017

It felt like forever since I had been to New York City, but it had only been 2 years.  It was a crazy two years, but that’s not really a long time to have not been able to visit.  I shared a lot of my NYC photos on Instagram, but I didn’t share everything.  IfRead more

Weekly Meeting: The Never List

I am trying a new format this week.  Why? Because I am getting bored with things and I want to shake it up.  With that in mind, this week I read The Never List. Challenges: This book was something I grabbed at Book Expo a few years ago.  I have finally finished reading the books fromRead more

Book Club of 1: Week 9 – Truth?

Books finished: The Truth According to Us Eating and Drinking: It’s Rosh Hashanah so Apples and Honey! I was thrilled when I saw Barrows on a list of authors speaking at Book Expo.  It was for a librarians-only lunch and I RSVPed right away.  I loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.  LOVED.  DebbieRead more

Book Club of 1: Week 7 – I Am A Child of the 80s.

Books I finished Armada Gone, Baby, Gone The Neverending Story Drinking Hard Cider Eating Beanie Weanies (a treat from my 80’s childhood) Two of my books this week are straight out of my 1980s childhood: Armada and The Neverending Story. Armada isn’t something written in the 1980s, but written by someone alive in the 1980sRead more

The BEA and ALA Shelves

The TBR Shelf: BEA Read-Down

For the most of the past 10 summers I have gone to NYC for Book Expo (BEA).  For those who don’t get to hear me talk about it, BEA is the publishing industry’s conference.  Primarily you spent 2.5 days walking in circles on an expo floor grabbing free books.  There are conference sessions, but IRead more