| Checked Out: December Book Showdown –Holiday Reads |

There’s nothing like a good book to kick off the holiday season: thick, weighty pages in your hand, wrapped in the most festive colors of red and green, paperback or hardcover covers, donning snowflake backdrops or mistletoe depictions.   I didn’t have any winter novels in my house- I can’t even say with confidence that […]

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|Checked Out: December Book Review II- Forever Wild |

I began and ended 2020 with K.A. Tucker’s “Wild” series, and I must say that it is one of the highlights of my year. It was a joy to kick off my winter break with a new Kindle download, and I was shocked and instantly disappointed when I saw that “Forever Wild” was only 145 […]

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| Checked Out: October Book Review- Suspense Showdown |

I am not usually one to read mystery books or scary, suspenseful thrillers- I preferred ‘The Boxcar Children’ and Judy Blume to Nancy Drew and ‘Goosebumps’ growing up, and those preferences have stayed with me. I remember opening up Stephen King’s “Desperation” at the young age of 11, reading the first chapter, and having nightmares […]

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| Checked Out: September Book Review- On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous |

“On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous,” by Ocean Vuong, has been on the top of my TBR list for quite some time for trivial reasons: mainly for the beautiful cover and the Instagram hype. I was not familiar with the author’s name and did little research before opening to the first page; I was just so […]

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| Checked Out: August Book Review- Becoming Mrs. Lewis |

I’ve been on a bit of a reading hiatus, which is strange because usually when I travel, I take a book everywhere, wind down with it each night I’m on vacation. But the last month has been spent riding up and down the East Coast, back and forth from Virginia to Connecticut, spending time with […]

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| Checked Out: June Book Review- The Ten Thousand Doors Of January |

“The Ten Thousand Doors Of January,” by Alix E. Harrow, was another novel that intrigued me by its gorgeous cover. I knew little about the book’s contents, but my favorite indie bookstore, Old Town Books in Alexandria, Virginia, was hosting a “Ten Thousand Doors” meet-up so I purchased the Kindle version in hopes of partaking. […]

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