It’s been a lot of fun for G, and in many ways we have more time in the summer for activities. April 2017 in Stats Books Read This Month: 20 Books Read This Year: 52 Things That Happened Book club – A Gentleman in Moscow for my in-person book club and Dark Matter in the […]

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 Loading InLinkz … Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting The Deliberate Reader! Previously on The Deliberate Reader Why did I get it: I don’t remember how it ended up on my TBR list. Why did I get it: Looking for a short audio book, and it was one of the first […]

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This may be my favorite cover. Makes complete sense once you know the story, and I’m surprised it was never used in any other way (apparently). Please note that this post includes spoilers. UK paperback cover. Cover Love: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch May 1, 2017 By Sheila Leave a Comment This new “Cover Love” […]

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Ok, soon-ish. I am fascinated by that time period and am so tempted to get this for myself. I’ve been a bit obsessed lately with reading Sherlock Holmes-inspired fiction, and lots of buzz surrounding this one meant it was on my “get to this one soon” list. New on Your Stack (volume 24) April 28, […]

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Another advantage for the virtual book club: broader geographic representation was a bonus for this title! Advantage Facebook for that: I can work around children’s needs easier and not miss out on the discussion. 🙂 And Then There Were None surprised me in how discussable it was. So yes, I’m saying it’s a great discussion […]

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But darkness brings death and Hercule Poirot has to untangle family strife, love and suspicious visitors tangle in order to clarify the murderer and prevent disaster. In order to quickly remedy the situation, Sir Claude locks the door and turns off the light, giving the thief a chance to return the formula without being detected. […]

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Look into getting access to other libraries in your area. Look for website pages like “using your library” or “services” to get the details. Researching something specialized? Check out the library book sales. Place items on hold so they’re available for easy pick-up. Ask the librarians – they love helping. Requesting Titles and Putting Materials […]

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His team was pretty dreadful, but he did improve and he had fun with it, so that’s good enough. What I’m Anticipating in April Book club – A Gentleman in Moscow for my in-person book club and Dark Matter in the Facebook group. I can’t make one for much less than that (if at all), […]

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Thank you for supporting The Deliberate Reader! Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Why did I get it: It sounded interesting, but I ended up letting it go back to the library without attempting to renew it. Except there’s some weird sort of glitch going on and it’s not letting me download it. My Antonia […]

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The cover is so pretty, and I do so often enjoy alternating time lines. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Kate (Opinionated Book Lover) and I shared one title on our TBR lists last month, but since it’s for the same book club I guess it wasn’t surpring to see Emma appear on her list. […]

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The first book in our trio is, not surprisingly, Jane Eyre. (I’m excited about this, as I didn’t think it would be the winner, but it was my pick). Thank you for supporting The Deliberate Reader! Darcy. For a reimagining of the Jane Eyre story, we’ll also read Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye. The final […]

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Heads-up though that I’d stay away from the chat about it until you’ve finished the book; it’d be an easy one to spoil and you’ll miss out on a lot of the fun if you know too much about it before reading it. Anything Else to Know About It? His wife is not his wife. […]

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Thank you for supporting The Deliberate Reader! We both win with this one! Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. 🙂 For H (age 5 1/2) Fingerprint Activities Book She loves anything arts & crafts related, and I love when she can entertain herself. My Easter Basket Plans March 24, 2017 By Sheila Leave a […]

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Caught between man-eating headhunters and enemy Japanese, the wounded passengers endured a harrowing hike down the mountainside–a journey into the unknown that would lead them straight into a primitive tribe of superstitious natives who had never before seen a white man or woman. Margaret Hastings, barefoot and burned, had no choice but to wear her […]

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Perhaps it’s got some themes I don’t enjoy, or maybe I’ve read too many that are similar and don’t want another one. Thank you for supporting The Deliberate Reader! It’s already been handy, and I’m wishing I hadn’t waited so long to create it. I debated this one a long time, as I was concerned […]

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It’s also one that’s easy to recommend for readers who don’t usually read science fiction. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock […]

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Pour into prepared cake pan and sprinkle top with sliced almonds and extra sugar. Stir in butter, and then add flour and mix until just combined. Add eggs, one at a time, and mix thoroughly. I always omit her optional almond extract, because I hate almond extract, and I up the vanilla extract. I rarely […]

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It’s an excellent method of teaching spelling, and the way the program is laid out it’s incredibly easy to teach. I continue to learn the reasons behind why certain words are spelled that way (I had zero phonics instruction in school, and the only reason I could ever spell at all was because of reading […]

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Recommended Nonfiction Reads March 8, 2017 By Sheila Leave a Comment A quick look at four nonfiction books I’ve finished recently. Just … not necessarily at the dinner table or in front of the kids. Or, somewhat recently at least, and haven’t […]

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