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Play On- Samantha Young My Review - 4 Stars Second chance romances aren't really my thing but Young has made a believer out of me with Play On. Mostly because this is a second chance romance unlike any other I've tried. It's a second chance not only for the couple... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at Leigh Kramer
It is amazing!!! I hope you enjoy it.
The main reason I said that is because I rarely read historical fiction and the Civil War is the time period I'm most wary of. I've been pushing myself to try more in the genre, primarily historical romance, the past few months because I used to read a good deal of historicals when I was growing up but so much of it was terrible, that I have this built-in aversion now, which is really unfair to the genre as a whole. But this is also why I'm leery of books about the Civil War because what I have read was very White Savior complex or minimized the reality of slavery, etc. So finding a woman of color writing about that time period made an Extraordinary Union a boon for me, particularly at a time when it seems like half the country is championing Confederate soldiers and their monuments without regard for how it makes people of color feel. Does that make sense? It was not meant to be a dig toward anyone writing about the Civil War, just recognizing the parameters of what I'm currently willing to try.
Hope you enjoy Amy Harmon!
I like Guy's style too! I used to listen to TED Radio Hour and it was all due to him. How I Built This made me want to start listening to TRH again. Glad to hear you're exploring the Enneagram! If you haven't done so yet, the Enneagram Institute site is a treasure trove of info and well worth checking out.
Girls Made Of Snow And Glass- Melissa Bashardoust My Review - 5 Stars Tell me a book is a fairy tale retelling and I will want to get my hands on it immediately. Tell me it's about Snow White and I'll want to read it that much more, if only... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Leigh Kramer
I encourage you to look into volunteering there, Michele! I cannot believe how much I'm enjoying it and wish I'd started doing this years ago.
Prior Lake August, I'm not sure I liked you very much. There's a lot I don't write about publicly but suffice it to say my stress level is at an all-time high. If that wasn't enough, we've had the threat of an attack from North Korea, the evil of white... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Leigh Kramer
Thanks, friend. xo
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2017 on But I Wasn't Alone at Leigh Kramer
Glad to hear from a fellow Persuasion lover! Hope you enjoy it.
Such a relief. It's got me thinking about whether there's a way for this to happen more often with local friends too. If y'all come up with any ideas, let me know!
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2017 on But I Wasn't Alone at Leigh Kramer
Photo by Josh Applegate on Unsplash My mind did not initially register what I saw. I walked toward where my car was parked and saw a white car with random parts on the ground in front of it, the bumper hanging partially off, the headlight busted. What happened to that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Leigh Kramer
The One That Got Away- Melissa Pimentel My Review - 4 Stars Persuasion is my favorite Jane Austen novel but I am by no means a purist. When I read a retelling of her work, I want to be swept away by the story. Sure, there needs to similarity or... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at Leigh Kramer
Beard In Mind (Winston Brothers #4) - Penny Reid My Review - 5 Stars Do not underestimate Penny Reid. Nothing appears in her novels by accident. NOTHING. If a detail stands out to you, no matter how insignificant it may seem, it’s there for a reason. Maybe you won’t learn... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2017 at Leigh Kramer
The Dream Keeper's Daughter- Emily Colin My Review - 5 Stars Kickass lady academic main character? Check. Past-present storylines? Check. Time travel a la Outlander? Check. Lost love? Check. Swoon-worthy bad boy best friend? Check. Character with inexplicably accurate intuition? Check. This novel had my name alllll over it. I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Leigh Kramer
How awesome that you got to hear the Dalai Lama speak! I would love to see him in person one day.
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2017 on What I'm Into (July 2017 Edition) at Leigh Kramer
Please tell Ben he has a fan in me! Simply amazing.
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2017 on What I'm Into (July 2017 Edition) at Leigh Kramer
I think you'll really like it!! I'll be curious to hear your thoughts.
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2017 on What I'm Into (July 2017 Edition) at Leigh Kramer
I've gotten to see some of Amena's book and it is SO GOOD. You're going to love it! I refused to watch the kid season on SYTYCD so I'm glad they've come to their senses. Thanks for the job well wishes! I need them.
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2017 on What I'm Into (July 2017 Edition) at Leigh Kramer
Oh, that's so fun that Anne mentioned me! I beta read the chapter on the Enneagram but I haven't seen the book yet. So glad I was the one who introduced you to it!
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2017 on What I'm Into (July 2017 Edition) at Leigh Kramer
Oak Street Beach, Chicago Just as July didn't really feel like summer in San Francisco the last two years, it doesn't really feel like summer in the Twin Cities. But I don't miss the scorching heat and humidity I'm used to. Give me 70s and 80s in the summer and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Leigh Kramer
If you enjoy Southern fiction, you should read Joshilyn Jackson. If you enjoy good storytelling, you should read Joshilyn Jackson. If you like your novels to have a side of social commentary, you should read Joshilyn Jackson. Your takeaway should be this: read Joshilyn Jackson. The Almost Sisters is the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at Leigh Kramer
Last year was the first time I heard about the #24in48 Readathon, in which you try to read for 24 hours out of a 48 hour period. I had a lot going on that weekend so I knew I wouldn't come close and made a mental note to try again... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Leigh Kramer
Hook's Tale: Being The Account Of An Unjustly Villainized Pirate Written By Himself - John Leonard Pielmeier My Review - 4 Stars If you like Wicked (or anything else Gregory Maguire has written) and especially if you enjoy the show Once Upon A Time, you're going to want to pay... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at Leigh Kramer