The Monday List: My Favorite Romance Novels

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I've been having a fantastic time putting together my Curated Bookshelf every month, but there are some themes where I just can't find 12 books for it (yet). So I've decided to share these shorter lists on Mondays (most Mondays, at least). I hope you enjoy! Well, it's been a while since I've posted one … Continue reading The Monday List: My Favorite Romance Novels

The Curated Bookshelf: February 2023’s Theme

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Welcome to this month's Curated Bookshelf! I'm a romantic at heart and Valentine's Day has always been my favorite holiday, so I'm quite happy February is finally here again. Of course that meant I thought long and hard about this month's theme. I considered featuring my favorite love stories, but, what with celebrating 13 years … Continue reading The Curated Bookshelf: February 2023’s Theme

Book Review: The Mime by Tommy Tutalo

Title: The Mime Author: Tommy Tutalo Publisher: Self-published Publication date: March 21, 2022 Genre: MG/YA, Fantasy One Sentence Summary: Following the deaths of her parents, Florina becomes mute, but, thanks to an evil magician, ends up on a magical, dangerous journey with a group of performers to save her world and find her voice. Overall The … Continue reading Book Review: The Mime by Tommy Tutalo

Book Review: Battle Royal by Lucy Parker

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Title: Battle Royal Author: Lucy Parker Publisher: Avon Publication date: August 17, 2021 Genre: Romance One Sentence Summary: Four years ago, Sylvie and Dominic became firm baking rivals and the intense dislike was mutual, but now, when they're competing for the contract to make a royal wedding cake, they end up working closer together than they ever thought they would. Overall … Continue reading Book Review: Battle Royal by Lucy Parker

Book Review: The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World by Laura Imai Messina

Book Review for The Phone Book at the Edge of the World by Laura Imai Messina

Title: The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World Author: Laura Imai Messina Publisher: Abrams - The Overlook Press Publication date: March 9, 2021 Genre: Fiction One Sentence Summary: When the tsunami on March 11, 2011 took her mother and young daughter, Yui struggles to move forward, until she hears of a disconnected phone booth people use to speak to … Continue reading Book Review: The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World by Laura Imai Messina

My Love, part 2

And the long love poem continues. Check out the first part here. The years swirled past And still I saw him only those times But I knew he was still there Maybe watching me For I saw the curtains sway When there was no wind Freshman year ended Sophomore swirled past Junior left in a … Continue reading My Love, part 2