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Chestnut Street - Maeve Binchy

Chestnut Street is an imaginary street in Dublin, peopled with all sorts of interesting individuals. Occasionally, Maeve Binchy would write a story about one of these people, then put it away “for later.” Now these stories have been gathered to make another wonderful book. 80 more words


Past the Shallows - Favel Parrett

Harry accepts the world as it is. He’s too young to remember much of what it was like before Mum died. Miles remembers and Miles tries to look after Harry. 178 more words


#ReadCampBoyfriend by J.K. Rock (ARC Book Review)

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Title: Camp Boyfriend
Author: J.K. Rock
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Series: Camp Boyfriend #1… 782 more words


Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn: Clean, Sweet Romance for Middle-Grade Girls, but an Overall Disappointing Read

Gemma just got dumped and is devastated. She finds herself back in the Hamptons for the summer—which puts her at risk of bumping into Hallie, her former best friend that she wronged five years earlier.

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Austenland by Shannon Hale

I’m not a Jane Austen fan, but I am a Shannon Hale fan, and I enjoyed the movie version of Austenland so I decided to read the book. 165 more words

5 Stars

Short Story Attempt - Part 2

As I told you all in my last post, I’m attempting to write a short story and I figured I’d post it on here to get a feel for how people like it. 1,935 more words

Twenty Something Fabulous

The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It by Lisa Shanahan

Reading level: 6.5 (ish)
Genre: Realistic fiction
ELL-Friendly: No
Library recommendation: High school

Goodreads summary:

Gemma Stone is convinced that it’s always unseemly to chuck a birkett and that it’s actually insane to chuck one in front of a complete stranger. 498 more words

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