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Standard caveat: the books contain sex and some graphic violence, although it becomes less violent after the first book. Gabaldon is a thorough researcher so I've learned a ton about Scottish and American history along the way and the scope of the series is truly impressive. It's been amazing to see it come to life on the show!
I hope you enjoy Brothers K! I'm jealous you got to hear Maggie Stiefvater speak. I can only imagine the awesomeness.
Broken Harbor is my least favorite of her work, though I did enjoy learning some of Scorcher's backstory. The Secret Place is SO GOOD that you probably should just read it now. You can always read BH another time.
I'm definitely spoiled by having MPJ in town. Lots of opportunities for free shows! Hope he heads your way one of these days.
That makes me happy, Sarah! I never quite know what people want to see on the FB page so I try to think about what I'd want to see and hope it works.
I could have written every word of that article. And I agree- good listeners make the best counselors!
Beth, this got stuck in spam comments somehow so I wanted to belatedly address it. I was quoting an actual comment I received in the survey. It made me laugh for obvious reasons.
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This makes me unbearably happy for you, friend. What a year it's been for you two.
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Thank you, Sarah! I appreciate the encouragement. The link-up should be working now! Sorry about that.
Thanks, lovie. Grateful for you. The dress I wore to brunch with the Harms crew is something I've had for eons actually- Gap or Banana Republic, I believe.
This has been a strange September. It's my interim month and I haven't figured out my next step yet, besides The Enneagram Coach and the occasional odd job. And so I've had time to write and read and meet friends for coffee in the middle of a weekday. It's like... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Leigh Kramer
I am laugh-cringing over that set up! Oy.
Thanks for stopping by, Mary! Always good to hear from a fellow fan of the Enneagram.
Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions, Allison!
I haven't had a chance to read Truth, Lies, and the Single Woman yet (if you could only see my To Read stack these days) but I'll never pass up the opportunity to promote someone who is engaging with the topic of singleness. As I scanned the Table of Contents,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Leigh Kramer
Mark, you are one of the most faithful commenters! I appreciate that so much. While I read every comment that comes through, a couple of years ago I decided to respond to comments left within 24-48 hours of a post going up as a way of guarding my time. Comments from old posts come in regularly and I love that those pieces resonate with people but there's no way to keep up with it without something else suffering. Since responding to comments is important to me, the 24-48 hour rule enables me to prioritize it without becoming captive to it. If that makes any sense.
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2014 on Reader Survey Results at Leigh Kramer
The West Side Story reference is due to warring factions, which is a tongue in cheek way to describe how my readers appear to love and hate the same topics.
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2014 on Reader Survey Results at Leigh Kramer
I've never completely bought the saying "curiosity killed the cat" because often my curiosity pays off in some way. It certainly did in the case of my first ever reader survey. Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill it out! The feedback was fascinating and very much... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Leigh Kramer
I loved so many books with author/editor heroines back in the day. Happy reading to you!
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2014 on A New Book Genre? at Leigh Kramer
Now there's an interesting idea!
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That's so good to know! I will persevere.
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I haven't read either Morley book or the ones by Sarah Jio and Katherine Reay. But I read Possession ages ago and it would be perfect for this category! Great suggestion. I can't figure out why Fikry was a letdown either because it was an enjoyable read.
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2014 on A New Book Genre? at Leigh Kramer
I dream of having a library with built-in bookcases someday. I'll be living vicariously through you while this project is underway!
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The last year or so I've noticed what I hope is a trend. More novels featuring book lovers, bookstores, libraries, and all things book. These are not incidental to the story. They are the story. As a hardcore book nerd, this trend was made for me. I love books within... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Leigh Kramer
I am geeking out so hard right now. I am thrilled you love Jamie and Claire as much as I do. I can understand needing to take a break before reading the second book in the series because yes, those graphic scenes in Outlander are TOUGH and then some. It's been so long since I sped my way through the first 6 books (think I read them in a 3 month span) but I don't recall anything of a similar intensity after that. Book 2 opens in such a different way, I thought I was reading the wrong book at first but she just uses a different literary device to pick the story back up. The Rosie Project is SO FUN. There's a sequel coming out soon, too. If you have need of a hard-to-put-down YA series, look into the Grisha trilogy (Bardugo) or the Lunar Chronicles (Meyer). Lauren Graham's novel Someday, Someday, Maybe is an enjoyable read, too, especially because it takes place during the 90s. Right now I'm reading The Brothers K (not to be confused with The Brothers Karamazov), Our Great Big American God, and a few others.
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