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Annette Mills
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Book Review: Sekret by Lindsay Smith
The historical aspect of Sekret  was compelling and that's probably why I had problems meshing the paranormal aspect into that setting. Yulia is trying to survive in the USSR in 1963. This is a world of long lines for rations, hiding from the KGB, and using...
Book review of Sekret, by Lindsay Smith. Reviewed by a high school librarian.
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Good choices. It would be nice to have no bills .....Thanks for stopping by!
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Not having bills would be a dream come true.  I just paid off my car two weeks ago and it was a great feeling!
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Feature & Follow -- Spend $100,000!
Happy Friday. It's a fun question today! Here is €/£/$100,000. Buy something. Anything at all! What would be the first thing you choose, and why? - Suggested by Journey Through Fiction . 'Nuff said? I think the "why" is obvious. I don't have palm trees here...
'Nuff said? I think the "why" is obvious. I don't have palm trees here in Illinois, but the rest -- I could handle! I can just see myself laying on that lounge chair reading a book. How about you? How are you going to spend your windfall? Leave me a link in the comments.
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Book Review: Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein
I enjoyed Becoming Jinn  very much, but at times the lore got to be a bit too much. Azra has just had her 16th birthday, which means she is now a Jinn (Genie). Along with physical changes which enhance her beauty, she also must wear a silver cuff on her wri...
Book Review of Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein. Reviewed by a high school librarian.
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I really haven't had any interest in this series. I suppose some day I'll read it just because if my curiosity. Thanks for stopping by!
Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The point of Feature and Follow is to meet new people & gain followers in the book blog community! How it works: Each week, Rachel and Alis...
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Haha! If you do read it, just be prepared! It's pretty awful, I can't deny. But awful in an enjoyable way! (:
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Stacking the Shelves - A Couple I Couldn't Pass Up
The TBR just keeps growing. But that's OK. Here's what I got this week: For Review: Tiny Pretty Things ,  by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton from Edelweiss Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between ,  by Jennifer E. Smith from Edelweiss That's my haul ...
I'm a high school librarian. I live in a small, fairly rural town with my husband, my two "grown up" kids, and a dog who is very spoiled. I love to read. I read mostly YA, my favorite is historical fiction, but I mix in the occasional adult novel and even some non-fiction.
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Cars are important. That is a great choice. Thanks for visiting!
Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The point of Feature and Follow is to meet new people & gain followers in the book blog community! How it works: Each week, Rachel and Alis...
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Thanks for visiting, Annette!
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Stacking the Shelves - I Love New Books!
Hi everyone! Hope you are having a great weekend. Here's my new books for this week: For Review: Walk on Earth a Stranger ,  by Rae Carson from Edelweiss From the Library: Sekret , by Lindsay Smith Already finished this one. My review will post on Monday. S...
I'm a high school librarian. I live in a small, fairly rural town with my husband, my two "grown up" kids, and a dog who is very spoiled. I love to read. I read mostly YA, my favorite is historical fiction, but I mix in the occasional adult novel and even some non-fiction.
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Book Review: Things We Know By Heart, by Jessi Kirby @JessiKirby
Things We Know by Heart  is a heartwarming, well-written novel even though it follows a somewhat predictable path. It has been over a year since Quinn's long time boyfriend (and neighbor) died in a horrible accident, and Quinn is still dealing with the loss...
Book review of Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby. Reviewed by a high school librarian.
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Audio Book Review: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
While The Sense of an Ending  really isn't my type of book, I enjoyed it for the most part. The Sense of an Ending  is narrated by Tony, and it's basically his life story you're going to hear. The novel is a character study -- not much of a plot, although t...
Audio book review of The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. Reviewed by a high school librarian.
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"Molly has a small amount of growth, but I felt it was too little too late." I said pretty much the same in my review. She was just too stupid...even for a teenager. Great review!
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Thanks!  I was so disappointed because I really expected to love this one.  I saw a review on another blog and they said pretty much the same thing.  It looks like we're not alone on this one.
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Feature & Follow - Hate or Love?
The questions got a little messed up last week and this week, but I haven't answered this one yet, so that's what I'm going to do: Have you ever read a book you thought you’d hate but loved? Or vice versa? With the exception of assigned reading for school, ...
The questions got a little messed up last week and this week, but I haven't answered this one yet, so that's what I'm going to do: Have you ever read a book you thought you'd hate but loved? Or vice versa? With the exception of assigned reading for school, I would never read a book that I think ...
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A high school librarian. Author of Annette's Book Spot
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I'm a high school librarian. I live in a small, fairly rural town with my husband, my two "grown up" kids, and a dog who is very spoiled. I love to read. I read mostly YA, my favorite is historical fiction, but I mix in the occasional adult novel and even some non-fiction. I love to write about what I've read and chat with others about what they've read, so blogging is perfect! My other hobbies are cooking and sewing.
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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Missouri–Columbia
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