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Interview at The Things We Read

July 29, 2015 Uncategorized 4


Today I’m being interviewed by Bree over at The Things We Read and I owe her a big thank you for asking such great questions! I enjoyed the chance to give shout-outs to a few of the many wonderful bloggers I’ve been following. And her question about books that should be taught in school made me think. Hope over the her blog to check it out!




Review: The Woman Who Stole My Life

July 28, 2015 Uncategorized 5 ★★★

Review: The Woman Who Stole My LifeTitle: The Woman Who Stole My Life
Author: Marian Keyes
Source: NetGalley
Rating: three-stars
Links: Amazon|Goodreads|Indiebound

Summary: This was a mix of good and bad that just can’t compete with many, better books in this genre.

“Stella Sweeney is back in Dublin. After living the dream in New York for a year – touring her self-help book, appearing on talk shows all over the USA and living it up in her 10-room duplex on the Upper West Side – she’s back to normality with a bang. And she’s got writer’s block. Stella wants a clean break as she didn’t exactly leave New York on a high. Why is she back in Ireland so soon? Who is it who keeps calling? Stella wants to get back to being the woman she used to be. But can she? And should she?” (source) Read more »



Back From Dublin! – Literary Tourism and Photos

July 21, 2015 Uncategorized 24


You may have noticed that it’s been a bit quiet on the blog lately. That’s because… I’ve been in Dublin! I attended a great conference, helped plan a student symposium, met some awesome people, and even had time to go to the library. The National Library of Ireland is a fun little free museum, with exhibits on James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, and Ireland’s involvement in WWI. I also really enjoyed the neighboring archeology museum, especially the viking exhibits. It gave me so many things I want to go read more about! Read more »



Review: To Ride A White Horse

May 28, 2015 Uncategorized 9 ★★★★

Review: To Ride A White HorseTitle: To Ride a White Horse
Author: Pamela Ford
Source: TLC Book Tours
Rating: four-stars
Links: Amazon|Goodreads|Indiebound

Summary: Truly beautiful writing, a vibrant historical backdrop, and a relatable heroine made this a great read, even though the plot felt a bit contrived.

“With Ireland ravaged by famine, and England unsympathetic to its plight, Kathleen Deacey, a spirited and strong-willed young Irish woman faces a devastating choice—leave her country to find work or risk dying there. Despising the English for refusing to help Ireland, she sets sail for Canada, determined to save her family and find her missing fiancé. But her voyage doesn’t go as planned and she ends up in America, forced to accept the help of an English whaling captain, Jack Montgomery, to survive. As Jack helps her search for her fiancé and fight to save her family and country, she must make an impossible choice—remain loyal to Ireland or follow her heart.” (Source) Read more »




Bloggers Are Awesome!

May 5, 2015 Uncategorized 26



Today, I passed my A exam and I’m so excited to finally have some time to get back to blogging. In particular, as I used my participation in Dewey’s Read-a-thon to prep for my exam, I was reminded over and over again what a supportive community book bloggers have made. Although I’m only just now having time to respond to all your kind, supportive comments on my read-a-thon post, I did read them as you posted them and the encouragement helped me keep my motivation up while studying. Thank you all!


Dewey’s Read-a-thon Progress

April 25, 2015 Uncategorized 28

10348926_10152665730830986_441836470068899321_oGood morning and happy read-a-thon everyone! I let myself sleep in since I’ve got some tough, grad school related reading to do today, so I’m just now getting started at the beginning of hour 2. I’m going to start by filling out the intro meme, then reward myself with a read-a-thon check-in and a bit of blogging for every hour of work. So, here we go! Read more »