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Reading Check-In: June 3, 2023

Good news! This month, I had a much more productive reading month than I did last month. Yes, I read 2 books, but I'm reading 3 other ones and I'm still reading books for judging. What have I finished reading recently? This is the latest book I selected and read for the Teen Book Club… Continue reading Reading Check-In: June 3, 2023

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Reading Check-In: April 1, 2023

March was a very productive month for me. As you will see, I managed to finish reading some books and start and/or pickup other books. What have I finished reading recently? This is a brilliant start to a new series by Shannon Chakraborty. Did the author drop a hint for how many books there will… Continue reading Reading Check-In: April 1, 2023

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Reading Check-In: March 4, 2023

I apologize for yet another "list post," but I wanted to give an update on everything that happened since the beginning of February; and, I want to make sure I have more than 1 book review ready to post. What have I finished reading recently? I just finished reading this book, and I'm glad I… Continue reading Reading Check-In: March 4, 2023

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Library Reads #2

Good News! My computer is fixed and operating fully. Hopefully, my computer lasts long enough for me to save up fully for a new one. Bad News, I have yet another list of books for you. Here are the books I've been reading for the Book Clubs at my job. YA Book Club This Book… Continue reading Library Reads #2

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Reading Check-In: February 4, 2023

This is the second full week I have been without my computer, which means I’m typing this week’s blog post through the mobile app. Yes, I’m able to use the app as easily as the website, but I know trying to write out or to copy-and-paste my review won’t be easy for me to do… Continue reading Reading Check-In: February 4, 2023

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Reading Check-In: January 7, 2023

Happy New Year Everyone! 2023 is underway and so are the books for this month. WOW! So many excellent titles are coming out this month! Anyone who follows me on Goodreads will notice 2 things about my Reading Challenge. First, in 2022, I fell short by 5 books. I still read 70 books, but I… Continue reading Reading Check-In: January 7, 2023

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Why You Need to Read…My Most Anticipated Speculative Fiction Books of 2023

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! A new year means new books to look forward to reading, alongside the ones from last year that we haven't read yet. 2023 looks to be an exciting year once again for book releases. At the same time, it's daunting to know that with several prequels/sequels/companion novels getting published this year,… Continue reading Why You Need to Read…My Most Anticipated Speculative Fiction Books of 2023

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Why You Need to Read…My Selections for Best Speculative Fiction of 2022

And, we made it to the end of 2022! For me, it was a very busy year! Now, I'm a full-time librarian and I'm attempting to make time for even more books to read (for work and for fun). I'm still working on balancing a career and life while continuing to pursue my other goals,… Continue reading Why You Need to Read…My Selections for Best Speculative Fiction of 2022

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Reading Check-In: December 3, 2022

The last few weeks have been very busy for me. Work and life has kept me occupied; and, while I haven't read as many books as I wanted, I've been able to read enough to write up some reviews and, hopefully, reach my reading goals by the end of this year. What have I finished… Continue reading Reading Check-In: December 3, 2022

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Library Reads #1

I decided to create this post about some of the books I've been reading for all of the Book Clubs I assist with at my job. The library where I work has 4 Book Clubs: Children's, Teen, Adult, and Umoja (more on that later). The Lead Librarian selects (in most cases) the book for the… Continue reading Library Reads #1