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Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Challenges / Children and YA / Classic Literature / Highly Recommended / Historical Fiction

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

I always love reading Newbery award winners, and Lois Lowry has written many great books for children, including The Giver. So this book has been on my TBR list for a while. Considering my family’s history, learning more about the Holocaust is important to me. So many books have been written on the subject, but … Continue reading

The Spider and the Stone by Glen Craney
Historical Fiction / Review Requests, ARCs and Galleys

The Spider and the Stone by Glen Craney

If you’re interested in detailed historical fiction about Scotland, this is a great book. The Spider and the Stone tells the story of the years between 1296 and 1330, known as the Scottish Wars for Independence. You’ve heard of William Wallace if you’ve seen the movie Braveheart, although there were a number of historical inaccuracies … Continue reading

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The R.I.P. IX Challenge

It’s September, which means it’s time for Stainless Steel Droppings’ R.I.P. challenge (R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril IX) (note the cool graphic by Abigail Larson.) For this challenge, you simply read books from any of the following categories: Mystery. Suspense. Thriller. Dark Fantasy. Gothic. Horror. Supernatural. The challenge runs from September 1 to – you guessed it … Continue reading

The Full Ridiculous by Mark Lamprell
Contemporary Fiction / First Novels / New to Me Author / Review Requests, ARCs and Galleys

The Full Ridiculous by Mark Lamprell

In The Full Ridiculous, a novel by Australian author Mark Lamprell, Michael O’Dell goes for a jog one morning and is hit by a car. The book is about the aftermath of that incident and how it impacts him and his family. The back of the book displays this quote: The important thing is to … Continue reading