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Carrie Butler Becker
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What I'm reading this week (2/13/17)
What I finished last week: I love the Flavia de Luce mystery series. A spunky and precocious 11-year-old girl in 1950s England who solves murders when she happens upon them. That sounds unbelievable, but somehow it's believable when you're reading one. I ad...

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The funnest books I read last year
It was a rough year. Ask anyone. Politics, terrorism, cop killings, protests, the absolute worst of humanity was on display. So I think it's appropriate to put up a little list of my favorite fun reads of last year to share my favorite escapes. Please share...

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What I'm reading this week (2/6/17)
Last week I finished:   Fredrik Backman (of A Man Called Ove fame) released a novella last fall called And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer , a semi-autobiographical book about a parent/grandparent's struggle with dementia. The book is beau...

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February 2017 reading list
I love these first couple months of the year when I get to read the "cream" that I've skimmed off my TBR pile. All the things I didn't get to last year but desperately want to fill my January and February reading lists. In January I read a lot of "buzz book...

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January 2017 wrap-up
January was a great reading month for me, not only in numbers but in quality. I read 12 books, two on audio, and five that "everyone but me" has read. Below I'll give you a one-word review as well as my star rating (out of five). Refer to January "What I'm ...

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Top 17 Stinkers of 2016
There are some books that are poorly executed, and some that are just blah, and then there are some that you're prepared to love but are just plain disappointed by. Here are the books that most disappointed me this year. They all fell short in some area, wh...

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What I'm reading this week (1/30/17)
Last week I finished: Last week I finished three books that will be vying for top spots on my top ten list this year. First was Carrying Albert Home , the semi-true story of the author's parents' journey in the early 1930s to take their pet alligator home t...

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29 2017 releases I'm excited for
My TBR runneth over, so it's time to put out another post about what I've added to it. Here are 29 new or soon-to-be-released titles that I can't wait to read.   Presidents With the presidential handover of power we recently witnessed, Bred Baier's Three Da...

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What I'm reading this week (1/23/17)
I spent the weekend watching six hours of DVR'd inauguration coverage, plus the live coverage of the balls Friday night. What a wonderful thing is democracy, history, freedom, and God's omnipotence. I deny the animosity, the protests, and those who turn to ...

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2017 Reading Goals
    This year's emphasis: Buy what you
read, read what you buy. I used to feel bad about the amount of money I spent on books in a year. Think of what that money could do for the starving or for my church or for my family. But you guys, I'm done feeling bad...
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