VBS time! Birthday season begins – R had his in April, and I had mine in May. I got a FitBit for my birthday and it has been incredibly motivating to see those numbers every day and try to reach the goals I set for myself. Homeschooling wrapped up at the end of May for […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. The discussion has begun in the Facebook group, and you’re welcome to come and join us. See all the books we’ll be reading in 2018 here. Thank you for supporting The Deliberate Reader! It’s available in Print, for Kindle or Nook, or via Audible. Intro to June’s Discussion Title: […]

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<div align=”center”><a href=”http://deliberatereader.com” title=”The Deliberate Reader”><img src=”http://deliberatereader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/New-on-the-Stack-button.jpg” alt=”The Deliberate Reader” style=”border:none;” /></a></div> 3. Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites by Deb Perelman How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library. A Lonely Death by Charles Todd How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library. 5. New […]

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It wouldn’t convert anyone who doesn’t already like the genre, but overall I liked it. underwhelming. Fiction A Vision of Light by Judith Merkle Riley Very readable in a way that some historical fiction isn’t. I am curious about where she goes with the overall storyline though, and they are quick to read, so I […]

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If I get super motivated, I may track down the titles and lump them in with next month’s recap. And for the first time ever, H did not pass a testing and will have to try again in April for 1st Degree Probationary Black Belt. Homeschooling chugged along, although with a couple of breaks due […]

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I’ve missed Flavia, regretting the delay in publication on this title. Force of Nature by Jane Harper (Aaron Falk #2) Book #1, The Dry, was good. I’ve written about my affection for the Maisie Dobbs series before, and I’m eager to see what happens next with her. It’s such an entertaining series, and I can […]

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Thank you for supporting The Deliberate Reader! She did add one nonfiction title that really has my attention: The Little Spark. After seeing Kate (Opinionated Book Lover) mention it, I am seriously considering buying Lost in Austen for my local book club (10th anniversary this May!) for us to pass the book around and amuse […]

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Led by a stouthearted pair of friends, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, to a mysterious promised land and a more perfect society. The discussion begins soon in the Facebook group, and you’re welcome to come and join us. It’s not currently available on […]

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 Loading InLinkz … Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting The Deliberate Reader! Link back to this post – you can use the button below if you’d like, or just use a text link. It’s a fun way to see what others will soon be reading, and get even more ideas of […]

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I enjoyed the setting, but the characters and plotting were disappointing. I should have read these as a kid, and I look forward to introducing my daughters to them. If you’ve read the other two and are desperate to know how it all resolves, you’ll want to read this one. I think you’d be better […]

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Basketball wrapped up for G. Thank you for supporting The Deliberate Reader! 😉 The Month in Stats Books Read This Month: 15 Books Read This Year: 39 Things That Happened Book club – we continued our “reading around the world” theme by heading to Australia and reading Big Little Liesfor my local book club. Book […]

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The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell Why did I select it? (Description from Goodreads) Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange, situated on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. Anything Else to Know About It? “The sole survivor of a crew sent […]

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Disney on Ice with my girls (and H’s Girl Scout troop). Book club – Burial Rites for my in-person book club and The Death of Ivan Ilyich in the Facebook group. G got his expander and I had 10 days of turning that crank to add some space in his mouth. What I’m Anticipating in […]

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Kid Lit Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend I loved this one – super fun and entertaining. I do think it works much better as a print book than audio (how I started with it). I look forward to reading it to my kids someday (maybe next Christmas season, as it’s set […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting The Deliberate Reader! Why did I get it: It popped up as a suggested title on my library website. Link back to this post – you can use the button below if you’d like, or just use a text link. Why did I get it: […]

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However, like most women in fourteenth-century England, she is illiterate. “Margaret of Ashbury wants to write her life story. A Vision of Light by Judith Merkle Riley What’s it about? Anything Else to Know About It? It’s available in Print, for Kindle or Nook, or on Audible. Thank you for supporting The Deliberate Reader! Three […]

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Jane Eyre was the theme for our book flight, and we read it and then the modern retelling The Madwoman Upstairs, and the nonfiction title Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery Heart. ? November TDR read Ordinary Grace, and BH read At Home in the World Ordinary Grace was FANTASTIC. We ended up changing our minds on […]

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Thank you for supporting The Deliberate Reader! Kate (Opinionated Book Lover) highlights Secondborn, which sounds like an intriguing start to a series. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Jill (Days at Home) has lots of fun books on her list, including Louise Penny’s The Nature of the Beast, the previously-mentioned As Bright As Heaven, and […]

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The key to me using the someday/maybe shelf is that I’ve set it as an “exclusive” shelf. One way I’m doing that is by shifting books off to a “Someday/Maybe” shelf. If you haven’t created any of your own, you have one of three options: Want to Read, Currently Reading, or Read. It’s also where […]

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Thank you for supporting The Deliberate Reader! And if you have several thousand dollars you don’t know how else to spend, you too can have the 1873 edition. Love this cover from Penguin as well. Which is a perfect book for another edition of Cover Love! Love this cover from Penguin Classics. The 1873 edition […]

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