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Book Review: If I Stay - Gayle Forman

Gayle Forman
Release Date: April 2009
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Bestselling author Gayle Forman presents a beautiful, heartbreaking story about what to do when everything in life comes crashing down. 462 more words

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SCAVENGER HUNT: Excerpt & Giveaway - Reaper's Stand by Joanna Wylde

Today is day 4 of #ReapersStand Scavenger Hunt! All three of us at Reading in Pajamas are completely obsessed with this series! Reaper’s Stand is the fourth book in the Reapers Motorcycle Club and each book can be read as a stand alone, but I recommend reading them all. 1,231 more words


Quickie Book Review: A Land As God Made It

A Land As God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America is a book that I picked up on a whim about two or three years ago during the going-out-of-business sale at our local Borders. 496 more words

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Great opening paragraph... 59

“The letter that would change everything arrived on a Tuesday. It was an ordinary morning in mid-April that smelt of clean washing and grass cuttings. Harold Fry sat at the breakfast table, freshly shaved, in a clean shirt and tie, with  slice of toast that he wasn’t eating. 42 more words

Sandra Danby

Book Crimes

With less than three weeks to go until my wedding, my reading time is suffering in a bad way. Every day is some kind of wedding related something: trials to make me beautiful, meetings to make the venue beautiful, fittings, running down the perfect ribbon/candles/stationary, writing thank you cards, crafting timelines, dropping off cake toppers, tracking down the right kind of rentals – these things take up an insane amount of time. 586 more words

I agree with... Sarah Waters

“I tend to write about houses quite a lot… I’m very interested in the dynamics of relationships within houses and it seemed like a bit of a pressure cooker – bringing these two households together with their very different agendas in life and the class tensions between them, and adding this element of desire between the two women and seeing what happened.” 271 more words

Sandra Danby

#EdcampLI's Rigor, Wonder, and Book Love

Saturday was amazing.  I attended #EdcampLI held at the Willet’s Road School in Roslyn Heights, Long Island and left energized and excited to go back to school on Monday. 430 more words