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28Jan2018
Author
Jenny
Category
Fiction, Goodreads, Young Adult

Book #3: Lord of the Flies

I don’t know how I managed to miss reading Lord of the Flies by William Golding in high school.  Isn’t it what most high schoolers read at some point and then speak only with hatred for the rest of their lives?  My thirteen-year-old daughter had heard of the urban myth about this particular book and wanted to read it, to see if it was as awful as predicted.  She asked me to read it as well,

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21Dec2017
Author
Jenny
Category
Fiction, Goodreads

Five Star Fiction, 2017 Edition

This post contains affiliate links. This post is going to be a little longer, my friends.  In my non-fiction post, I left out a few five star books because they were homeschool-specific and I wanted to feature books that would appeal to all readers.  But fiction?  Everybody needs some of that, baby. Some of my five star books were repeat reads, but since I haven’t posted a book on this

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20Dec2017
Author
Jenny
Category
Goodreads, Non-fiction

Five Star Non-Fiction, 2017 Edition

This post contains affiliate links. Some of you will ignore this post because you don’t read non-fiction.  That is perfectly acceptable.  If you don’t read non-fiction but are curious as to what you might like if you were to read non-fiction, this is a good place to start. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth I always thought of myself as a gritty person,

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19Dec2017
Author
Jenny
Category
Bibliojunk, Fiction, Goodreads, Non-fiction

How I rate books

I’ve read 59 books this year so far and there were hardly any stinkers.  It’s not that I had good luck, it’s that I’ve gotten good at only guessing which books won’t be a waste of time.  I’ve spent so many hours of my life on books that weren’t worth the investment and I’m just too picky now to follow that same model. When I pulled up my 2017 list on Goodreads and sorted it my

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