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Catching up one book at a time!

Coraline

Read: 30 August 2015

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The Roll-Away Pumpkin

Read: 29 August 2015

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Max Ride: First Flight #1

Read: 28 August 2015

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La Familia De Clifford

Read: 27 August 2015

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2 Zero 7

Read: 26 August 2015

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Who Is Brave Enough?

I have finally caught up on my reviews from my trip to Dallas, and I wanted to let you all know about what’s new and interesting here, as well as draw your attention to some of the exciting things that I have going…

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My older Army brother challenged me (he declined this, saying he didn’t have the patience), and I have already challenged some of my friends, when I thought, who better to share this with?? You all, of course!

I Challenge You To the 2015 Reading Challenge!

Post below to accept the Challenge. So far, my list is growing. There are 50 different categories listed, and after some conversation with friends, there are two ways to approach this Challenge.

The Hard Way: You read one book for each category, no doubles. This could literally take all year, because some of these may take some time to find…

The Easy Way: You can double, triple, and even quadruple up your books. Read one book and fit it into as many categories as you can, then move onto the next. This way will take as much creativity as the Hard Way, but will take less time to complete.

Print out the list and write in your reads. I will hold a contest at the end of the year for both Ways – will you be the winner? You can start anytime, but you’ve only got until the end of this year, and only books you’ve read this year will count. Are you brave enough to accept it?

Mourning Wood – Volume 1: Fiction

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A rousing romp through short stories, author Michael Wood guides us through his early works. Although the stories would stand alone as in an ordinary anthology, the commentary that Wood adds at the beginning of each installment adds not only depth and focus, but also color to his creation.

The first volume in a two part series, Wood revisits 14 unique stories in all their original glory. Some stories are obviously better than others, and are introduced sequentially, from his earliest works to his more current acts of fiction. An introduction to the second volume, Mourning Wood – Volume II: Non-fiction, is at the end of the book, tempting the reader to wonder about the next installment.

We can only hope that Mr. Wood continues to practice his craft, and release further, newer works.

Goodreads ARCs Update

Today I got another Good Reads First Read in the mail. This one is:

Sailors of Stonehenge

I’ll update as soon as I read it. I’ve also gotten behind on my updates, so I’ll be listing more updates and book reviews soon!

GoodReads ARCs (Take 12)

This morning I received an email listing me as a winner of four new First Reads books!

As soon as I receive them, I will be adding them to my reviews. Just to note, the titles are as follows:

Santa Claus and Little Sister

The Power of Creative Reasoning: The Ideas and Vision of John Garang

Joan

Act Normal (A Stan Turner Mystery #8)

If you get a chance to read these books, feel free to review them here, too! To view more about each of these books, click on the title.

I have also started reading two other books:

Killer Koala Bears from another Dimension

Mourning Wood

I will post reviews above under First Reads as soon as I finish them. Please feel free to add a review of your own!

Book Madness

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Got March Madness? Want to do the bracket thing, but really aren’t into guys in shorts? Well, for those who would rather curl up with a book than watch guys run around, playing with their balls, here’s just the thing (no matter your reason – I don’t judge!):

Out Of Print is running their own bracketing, and it’s all about books! What’s the best book/series out there? Want to have your say? Download the bracket sheet here, and fill it in.

WARNING: This ends on March 25th, so fill it out as soon as possible, and email it in to fans@outofprintclothing.com.