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Book Chat: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Check out The Girl on the Train Author’s Website: http://paulahawkinsbooks.com/ Brilliant and believable characters with intricate detail and a plot that will keep you turning the pages for more.

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Book Chat: Inside the O’Brien’s by Lisa Genova

Inside the O'Brien's by Lisa Genova  Check out Inside the O'Briens An in depth read that reminds us, with each breath we take, to focus on the good in life. Author Website: lisagenova.comKeep Reading ...

Book Chat: Room by Emma Donoghue

Room by Emma Donoghue Check out Room by Emma Donoghue Exciting and original. A reading experience that rises and falls but overall is wholly worth it. Authors Website: http://www.emmadonoghue.com

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Book Chat: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak   Check out The Book Thief A poignant, heart wrenching story, written in an experimental style that is at times challenging and at times delightful. Author’s Website: http://zusakbooks.tumblr.com/ (note: I’ve actually never been on tumblr before and just got absorbed while reading the author’s tagged

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Book Chat: Beneath the Silence by Charlene Carr

Book Chat Charlene Carr

Beneath the Silence by Charlene Carr Check out Beneath the Silence “An intriguing drama that in turn repels and magnetizes one to each page.” – Tome Tender Book Blog Goodreads Book Giveaway Beneath the Silence by Charlene Carr Giveaway ends August 30, 2015. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter

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Navigating A World Full of Grays: Release of Beneath the Silence

Black and white, right and wrong, a world full of grays

When I was a child I saw the world in black and white. There were good people and bad people. Right choices and wrong choices. There wasn’t much room for the in between. Thinking like that felt safe, it made life an easier maze to navigate. But, of course, the

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Video Book Chat: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr   Check out All The Light We Cannot See Author’s Website: http://www.anthonydoerr.com/books/all-the-light-we-cannot-see/  

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Book Chat: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn Check out Dark Places A gripping tale that challenges concepts of love, lies, and understanding. Author Website: http://gillian-flynn.com/dark-places/

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Video Book Chat: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng Check out Everything I Never Told You A story that looks at the intricate and sometimes disturbing webs of family expectation and societal pressure. Author’s Website: http://www.celesteng.com/everything-i-never-told-you/

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Giveaway AND Liking the Unlikable Character

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In consuming movies, television and novels, I’ve often found myself liking an unlikable character. They’re interesting, they’re intriguing, they’re insightful. There is something within them that just begs to be understood or that creates delight in being reviled, something that’s distasteful but curious. I was going to list some ‘unlikables’

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