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The Avid Reader
West Hartford, CT
Once upon a time there was a girl who devoured books as though they were candy...
Interests: I read a lot of different types of fiction, including but not limited to: contemporary fiction, short stories, young adult, thrillers, crime, mystery and horror. If you would like to request that I review your book, please send me at email at kimtheavidreader @ gmail dot com.
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Published: March 2014 Source: Amazon Goodreads Summary: What if you'd been living your life as if you were dying—only to find out that you had your whole future ahead of you? When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, her prognosis is grim. To maximize the time she does have, she... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at The Avid Reader
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I'm not going to do a resolutions post, but if I were, the gist of it would be "blog consistently". In an effort to do just that, I've decided to sign up for several blogging and reading challenges for 2015! The Book Blogger Organization Challenge, hosted by The Book Addict's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at The Avid Reader
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Published: January 2014 Source: I received an e-copy of this book free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. GoodReads Summary: Hannah, independent, headstrong, and determined not to follow in the footsteps of her bitterly divorced mother, has always avoided commitment. But one hot New York summer she meets... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at The Avid Reader
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This week's topic for Top Ten Tuesday is top ten new series I want to start. And there are many. Even though there totally shouldn't be, when I already have basically a million outstanding series to catch up on The Elemental trilogy by Sherry Thomas The Hereafter series by Tara... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at The Avid Reader
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Working on yesterday's Top Ten Tuesday post made me realize that I have fallen into a bad habit lately, and that habit is starting a series and never actually getting around to finishing it! In most cases, the biggest problem is that I've let enough time go by since reading... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at The Avid Reader
I had Throne of Glass on my shelf sooooo long before I actually read it. Don't be me haha. I think GOF is my favorite HP book!
Oh gosh, definitely read the rest, they just get better and better!
I'm pulling hard for Maxon!
I'm really looking forward to it!
Everyone does!! I can't wait to read it.
I honestly look forward to the day that I have kids I can read Harry Potter to!
I'm pretty sure you're right, that it was the son telling Marta that. And I completely agree that he would be pretty invested in believing the husband's story. My suspicion is that he did a very cursory online search, if that. And I think part of why Marta did what she did was so that her son would never be forced to alter his perception of his father. (Clearly I'm way too invested in this! It's also entirely possible that I so badly want to believe in Marta's version of events that I'm just seeing what I want to see!)
Oh, my gosh. My love for Harry Potter is intense, haha. WHY CAN'T SHE WRITE MORE OF THEM?! (But only if they're perfect!)
Awww. Thank you!!!
Every September I get the urge for a Harry Potter re-read! Once the air gets a little crisp Hogwarts is on my mind.
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Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is "top ten books on my fall to-be-read list". I'm not sure if this is meant to be books that are releasing this fall, but I'm choosing to interpret this simply as books I want to read this fall. Here are ten books I'm hoping... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at The Avid Reader
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Published: October 2013 Source: I purchased this book from Amazon. Goodreads Summary: Marta and Hector have been married for a long time. Through the good and bad; through raising a son and sending him off to life after university. So long, in fact, that Marta finds it difficult to remember... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at The Avid Reader
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Today on the blog I'm talking about 'The Next Big YA Book' event, hosted by Hipso Media Publishing and Jenny from Supernatural Snark. Basically, aspiring YA writers can submit their complete manuscript for consideration, and the winning book gets a publishing deal! How could I not promote this when I'm... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at The Avid Reader
The topic for this week's Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) is top ten authors I've only read one book from but NEED to read more! Beth Revis - I actually own all three Across the Universe books, but I've only read the first one (which... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at The Avid Reader
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Published: October 2012 Source: I purchased this book from Amazon. GoodReads Summary: If the melt-down, flood, plague, the third World War, new Ice Age, Rapture, alien invasion, clamp-down, meteor, or something else entirely hit today, what would tomorrow look like? Some of the biggest names in YA and adult literature... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at The Avid Reader
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Published: July 2012 Source: I purchased an e-copy of this short story from Amazon. GoodReads Summary: Gritty and heart-stopping, this short story from break-out author Michelle Gagnon also features a teaser to her thrilling debut young-adult novel, Don't Turn Around. Seventeen-year-old Alex might be living day-to-day on whatever he can... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at The Avid Reader
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Published: November 2010 Source: I purchased this book at a local book sale. GoodReads Summary: Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the Bones novels and hit TV show), is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage "sci-philes" who live on a secluded island off the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at The Avid Reader
Yeah I am usually skeptical of this sort of thing (was very worried about The Raft for the same reason) but I never found myself bored by Davey's scenes, which I think is impressive!
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This week's Top Ten Tuesday was a hard topic for me because how do you objectively define "underrated"? So in the end, my list is entirely subjective, and made up of books that I think deserve way more attention than whatever they have received to date. Also, I chose 7... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at The Avid Reader
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Published: May 2014 Source: I purchased an e-copy of this book from Amazon. GoodReads Summary: A thrilling survival story from Michael Northrop, the acclaimed author of TRAPPED. He couldn't sleep. That's how it all started. When Davey wakes, just as the sun is rising, he can't wait to slip out... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at The Avid Reader