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25 Reading Challenges to Unleash Your Inner Bookworm
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25 Reading Challenges to Unleash Your Inner Bookworm

    I was not what you would call a bookworm back in 2011 when I started blogging. “I don’t have time to read”, I’d say to myself, just as often as I’d say “I don’t have time to exercise” (trust me, I said both all. the. time).  I never just read for pleasure. In hindsight,…

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The Yard by Aliyyah Eniath – a Dark Family Saga set in Trinidad

Blurb: The Yard by Aliyyah Eniath is a dark family saga set in Trinidad surrounding an Indian Muslim family living in a familial complex. Living in such close proximity means family relationships are tested, secrets are hard to keep and forgiveness is even harder to earn. Can forbidden love endure through the duty that culture, faith and family…

Author Olga Grushin Recommends The Moomin Series of Children’s Books
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Author Olga Grushin Recommends The Moomin Series of Children’s Books

  #30Authors has been going on all month long on book blogs around the Internet bringing you authors’ favorite recent reads. Have you been following along and adding all these gems to your to-read stack? I was happy to host Vanessa Hua who introduces us to Grace, a poignant historical fiction about slavery from debut author Natashia…

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A Perfumer’s Secret by Adria J. Cimino

Blurb: 3* – I LIKED IT! – I have a soft spot for books set in France and enjoyed learning about the talent and artistry of perfumers in creating memorable scents in A Perfumer’s Secret by Adria Cimino.   Synopsis from Goodreads: “The quest for a stolen perfume formula awakens passion, rivalry and family secrets in…