The Family That Reads Together….

It is a rare site these days. Occupying a local coffeeshop or bookstore with a current read in tow, but…. this time, you are not alone. You are with your whole family! Shocking! Unheard of! How can reading together constitute ‘family time’? Do they read the same book?

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Snap Review: Mosquitoland by David Arnold

Title: Mosquitoland

My rating: 5/5


After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the “wastelands” of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland.
So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.

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Book Introvert

As an introvert, I think A LOT! Sometimes (more often than not) OVERTHINK! Back in the fall, I stumbled upon an Audiobook on my way back from a wedding entitled: The Secret Lives of Introverts. I found myself nodding along and verbally saying “Yes” to a lot of what was shared about introverts. The findings are themed in major areas in life: relationships, work, family, friends, etc. For someone who has been assessed in addition to self-identified as a strong introvert, I was immediately bought in. Besides this book, the book references a website known as Introvert, Dear – a place where articles are written from a whole host of introverts around the world about anything you can think of when it comes to introversion.

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WWW Wednesday (69)


The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently ReadingNot Quite Adults by Richard A. Settersten Jr. and Barbara E. Ray

Recently Finished ReadingStill Me by Jojo Moyes and Mosquitoland by David Arnold

Reading Next: The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult 

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Book Club: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

To begin, this was a highly anticipated book club discussion in which all of us were eager to hear what we thought of this brilliantly crafted yet strange ie. uncomfortable love story. The latter bit of that statement was the biggest source of pondering – is this a love story? Meaning, one we can get behind? I found that regardless of how uncomfortable most of us felt with the start of the relationship between 8 year-old Wavy and Kellen, 13 years her senior, the quote that stuck with me was this exchange:

“There’s nothing wrong with me buying her a ring. She’s my girl,” Kellen said.

“Yeah, except for the part where you’re a pedophile.”

“That’s not the only thing love means.” (Greenwood 175)

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