Before We Were Yours

"Before We were Yours" by Lisa Wingate popped up on several of my Facebook reading groups (yes, I belong to several — don’t judge!). So, I did what I usually do in that situation, I put it on hold at the library. Boy, was I shocked to see that I was number 342 in line for the book! A more rational, less stubborn person would have gone out an bought the book, but not me. I settled in for the long wait. My number finally came up and I scooted over to the library before they gave it to someone else.

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The Museum of Hoaxes

Guilty confession time: I am a conspiracy junkie. Not a junkie in the sense of believing the many, many conspiracies out there (although I’m nearly convinced no one ever landed on the moon), more in the sense of enjoying the odd and amusing things people declare to be true beyond the shadow of a doubt. A good conspiracy combines the Knight’s Templar, government cover-ups, and a prediction by Nostradamus. A close relative of the conspiracy is the hoax.

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Everything, Everything

In my quest to stay young, hip, and relevant (H/T Tiger McCluen) I regularly read young adult novels. That, and I just love the YA genre. I know, I know, who am I kidding? I love anything that is in book form. If I was a character on Warehouse 13, I would definitely read the manual. What was I talking about? Oh yes, YA novels. The buzz about Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon convinced me to put it on my “to read” list.

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Behold the Lamb of God

My good hubby recommended this book to me months ago and I remain a little ashamed to admit that I avoided reading it. This year one of my reading goals is to read one non-fiction book out of every six books I read. Finally heeding my husband’s urging - and in an effort to fulfill my own dumb goal - I picked up Behold the Lamb of God, and I'm so glad I did.

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Vacationland

I was first introduced to the humor of John Hodgman through his podcast “Judge John Hodgman” where he solves simple disputes between friends and family. Disputes such as: who gets to choose the music on car trips? Or: is cereal rightly considered a soup? Or even:  His judgements are usually fair, often thoughtful, and always funny. When I saw that his latest book, Vacationland, shelved with the new releases at our library, I snatched it up.

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Favorites Friday -- Part 7

When I first started Favorites Friday I decided not to break my list down too specifically, but I had a few books that didn’t fit in my chosen categories. So, they were lumped into “Defies Classification.” I know your local bookstore likely has a nice little niche for each of these books, but for our purposes, these ones defy classification.

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