Check Out the Book Review Blog Carnival

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Blog Carnivals are a fun way to find blogs [...]

From Baghdad, With Love by Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman

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From Baghdad, With Love:
A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava
by Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman with Melinda Roth
After continuous months of seeing the death toll of U.S. soldiers in Iraq continue to rise I began to subconsciously block out anything that had to do with the so-called “War on Terrorism”. Yet some how, some [...]

BBAW: The Symposium Loves

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By chance, I happened to glance over the incoming links listed on my blog’s dashboard and I spied one coming from Blacklin’s Reading Room Reviews & More. I was deeply humbled and honored to see The Symposium listed as one of the book blogs that Blacklin likes to visit. Thank you so much!
September [...]

R.I.P. III Book Challenge

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There is no doubt, the fall is most definately my favorite time of the year. The temperature drops, it rains a bit more (at least here anyway), and the leaves are changing colors. I just love snuggling up with a cup of hot chocolate (or cider!), a bowl of popcorn, and a good book during [...]

First Book: First Love

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First Book is a non for profit organization that is aiming to give one of our states 50,000 new books for children in need. The campaign is a celebration of the power of books and hopes to help develop a lifelong love of reading in children.
Unfortunately, I found out about this campaign a little [...]

Chosen By A Horse by Susan Richards

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Chosen By A Horse
by Susan Richards
Truth be told, I did not know what to expect when I picked up this book. It’s been at the top, or near top anyway, of several book recommendation lists for animal-lovers which, I must confess, is what helped to draw me in. After all, there is nothing worse than [...]

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

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Breaking Dawn
4th book in the Twilight Saga
by Stephenie Meyer
Breaking Dawn is the much anticipated fourth and [in a sense] final installment in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga. So many questions had arisen throughout the series, the most pressing of which revolving around the heroine’s love interest, whether or not she too would become a vampire, and [...]

Returning from Hiatus and Layout Glitches

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As you may have noticed, I took a rather unexpected hiatus here. It was never my intention to just up and walk away from this blog, but somehow I did that. My deepest apologies for that.
I am pleased to announce that the “funk” that I’ve been in these past few months seems to be gone [...]