September 21 through 27 is Banned Books Week, celebrating giving notice to challenged or banned books. Personally, I am very supportive of 1st amendments rights—here in America we have a lot of advantages that other countries don’t have—including our right to free speech.

Think of how INSULAR life may be without your favorite book. Think of how closed off you would be if you could not speak about your favorite book with like minded people.

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I'm doing the Tackle your TBR Read a Thon, hosted by, Sept 8-20, 2014

So I didn’t really spend too much time with this over the last 2 weeks, I have been working a LOT and once I am home, well, I have had to be focused on other things. This has not been great for my reading on the readathon, however, I read 5 (1/2 of what I wanted to read) for this readathon.

That is 5 more than I had read, and it feels like when there are not readathons,

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I have a few reading apps on my tablet…

Each one serves a purpose. Both Zola and Harper Collins were having great sales. Comixology and Marvel Unlimited are self explanatory. Goodreads and I, well we have to spend more time getting to know one another in this format. IBooks is great for those humble bundle comics and drm free books, but shockingly enough I still like the Kindle App. I did not yet load the Nook app,

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I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review from the publisher.

Oh, Africa! takes readers to places they’ve never been–on the sets of 1920s New York-based films and halfway across the world to the mysterious and exciting ‘dark continent’ and showcases characters to perfection.

Twins Micah and Izzy have been making pictures for years–it’s a perfect match, as Micah gets to call the shots as director and Izzy gets to frame the shots as the cameraman.

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Each Monday, Sheila from Book Journey asks ‘What are you Reading?’

It’s a great community over there, and has made me follow quite a few people–but in the hopes of getting more followers, I am going to participate–well, that’s half-true. Mostly I really want to hear about the amazing things everyone else is reading…

So, without further ado, here’s my Monday Reading list….



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I just heard about The Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon, hosted by Wishful Endings.

It’s a great chance to track all the books you need to be reading (let’s cut down the gross amounts of books we have around us, right?).

Each day I’ll be tracking:

What I read today:
Today’s finished books:
Total number of finished books:
Titles of finished books:

You can sign up with a blog,

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Whoa, I went shopping! Literally shopping, I wanted to get a few things that had been calling my name for a bit.

2 Murder She Wrote Books (newest ones), 2 Castle books (the first two) and then the first two in the Meg series by Steve Alten (Mr. AlwaysReiding wants to read the last four).

It was nice to go into a bookstore for a change…

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Note, I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review from Entagled Publishing.

An orphan child runs around town, dodging the law while trying to secure its next meal, branded a street rat. Sure, it may sound like a take on Disney’s Aladdin, but The Girl and the Clockwork Cat by Nikki McCormack places this strong girl in the midst of a murder mystery in a Steampunk world where trust is even more precious than the tin used as currency.

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Having immensely enjoyed A Reliable Wife, I found it necessary to pick up Robert Goolrick’s sophomore attempt at literature, Heading out to Wonderland. And, as literature goes, I was very impressed; I picked up the book and had a very hard time putting it down.

Telling the story of a mysterious traveller whom settles into the quiet, sleepy town of Brownsburg, Virginia, Heading out to Wonderland is a marvelous study in characters,

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top 5 sundays 2014 new


Each Sunday, Larissa provides a top 5, this week’s theme is TBR Books Which I Can’t Seem to Start.


I’m having trouble with all of these, which is sad because I am to be reading the first two this summer, and the other three I’ve just wanted to read.

Mt. TBR is so large and imposing,

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