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The Martian – Andy Weir

The Martian – Andy Weir

The Martian had been languishing on my Kindle since January 2015. I kept hearing about it and the movie. I was determined to at least read it before seeing the movie, but nope didn’t happen. I really enjoyed the movie and needed to get to the book. But did I? […]

Posted April 3, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 7 Comments

I Am Malala – Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

I Am Malala – Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban was one of my book club books for February. When March started and I had still not started reading it, I took advantage of Audible’s free 30 day trial to “read” it. I have […]

Posted March 20, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Black Widow Forever Red – Margaret Stohl

Black Widow Forever Red – Margaret Stohl

I am the odd one in my family. I am not a comic book/graphic novel fan. I enjoy the movies and have collectables of certain characters (Gambit, Harley Quinn, and Deadpool), but have never really gotten into the reads. My hubs and two kiddos, however are super into comics. My eleven-year-old […]

Posted March 14, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Trust No One – Paul Cleave

Trust No One – Paul Cleave

Trust No One has been languishing on my Kindle for months. I heard great things about it when it came out this past August, bought it in September, then got bogged down with ARC reviews and wasn’t able to read it till now. It is an interesting mix of medical drama, […]

Posted March 13, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

Firstlife – Gena Showalter

Firstlife – Gena Showalter

Oh Gena, you have done it again. Great action, great characters and a gripping and unique plot. Firstlife has been on my radar for months and I was trying to patiently wait for publication. Then I got it and had to wait as I had some other reads scheduled first. When I was […]

Posted March 5, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

This Is Where It Ends – Marieke Nijkamp

This Is Where It Ends – Marieke Nijkamp

This is Where it Ends was on my list of most eagerly awaited 2016 debuts. I heard about it in fall of 2015 and requested it on both Netgalley and Edelweiss. I did not receive it on either, so I grabbed it for my Kindle once it was released. I […]

Posted February 8, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 3 Comments

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

  Welcome to another installment of the United States of Books! See full details here. Today we will visit Missouri with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Entertainment Weekly say’s “Twain’s masterpiece about Missouri’s most iconic literary contribution, Huck Finn, will resonate for as long as America’s rivers flow.” […]

Posted January 25, 2016 by Laura in Reviews, United States of Books / 4 Comments

Inception – Bianca Scardoni

Inception – Bianca Scardoni

 Vampires, Angels and Nephilim oh my. I realized as I was reading Inception that what my life was missing was a new fantastic YA paranormal series. And I found it in Bianca Scardoni’s debut. Jemma witnesses her father’s death at the hands of a vampire. After a brief stint at a mental […]

Posted January 15, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment