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Friday, August 11, 2017

"Say Goodbye for Now" by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Title: Say Goodbye for Now
Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Year:  2016

Genre(s):  historical fiction, coming-of-age, romantic-ish
Part of a Series: No
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Friday, July 28, 2017

"From Sand and Ash" by Amy Harmon

Title: From Sand and Ash
Author: Amy Harmon
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Year:  2016

Genre(s):  contemporary, romance, coming-of-age
Part of a Series: No
Rating: 

Friday, July 7, 2017

"Welcome to Last Chance" by Hope Ramsay

Title: Welcome to Last Chance
Author: Hope Ramsay
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Genre(s):  contemporary, romance, coming-of-age

Year:  2011
Part of a Series: Yes, book 1
Rating: 

Friday, June 23, 2017

"In the Light of the Garden" by Heather Burch

Title: In the Light of the Garden
Author: Heather Burch
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

Year: 2017
Genre(s):  contemporary fiction, romance, coming-of-age

Part of a Series: No
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Friday, May 26, 2017

"Secrets of Nanreath Hall" by Alix Rickloff

Title: Secrets of Nanreath Hall
Author: Alix Rickloff
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Year: 2016
Genre(s):  historical fiction, romance, coming-of-age
Part of a Series: No
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Friday, May 5, 2017

"Death By Petticoat: American History Myths Debunked" by Mary Miley Theobald

Title: Death by Petticoat: American History Myths Debunked
Author: Mary Miley Theobald
Publisher: Andrew McMeel Publishing
Year: 2012
Genre(s):  non-fiction, history

Part of a Series: No
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Friday, April 21, 2017

"Emerald Knight" by Michelle K. Pillow

Title:  Emerald Knight
Author: Michelle K. Pillow
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Year: 2011
Genre(s):  historical fiction, historical romance,
Part of a Series: No
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Friday, March 24, 2017

"Once Upon Now" by Various Authors

Title:  Once Upon Now
Author: Various
Publisher: Gallery Books
Year: 2016
Genre(s):  fiction, romance, fantasy, fairy tales
Part of a Series: No
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Friday, February 24, 2017

"All the Good Parts" by Loretta Nyhan

Title: All The Good Parts
Author: Loretta Nyhan
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Year: 2016
Genre(s): fiction, women’s literature, some romance
Part of a Series: No
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Friday, February 10, 2017

"Lost Amongst the Living" by Simone St. James

Title:  Lost Amongst the Living
Author: Simone St. James
Publisher: NAL
Year: 2016
Genre(s):  fiction, historical fiction, historical romance, romance

Part of a Series: No
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Friday, January 27, 2017

"Sorry Not Sorry" by Naya Rivera

Title:  Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up
Author: Naya Rivera
Publisher: Tarcherperigee
Year: 2016
Genre(s):  non-fiction, memoir
Part of a Series: No
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Friday, January 20, 2017

"Dot Complicated" by Randi Zuckerberg

Title:  Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives
Author: Randi Zuckerberg
Publisher: HarperOne
Year: 2013
Genre(s):  non-fiction, memoir
Part of a Series: No
Rating: 




Why I read it: I saw Randi Zuckerberg give a presentation and decided to give it a read.

Summary: Randi Zuckerberg talks about her personal journey with Facebook and imparts lessons she’s learned as technology has engulfed our lives.

Review: As a Millennial who came of age amongst a major technology boom, I truly appreciated this book. If I ever have my own bookcase in my office, I’d put this book on it.

Randi discusses her past as well as her experiences working for Facebook. She talks about being on the forefront of a technological advancement and of the doors it opened for her. All of these are mixed in with her observations and studies about how technology has changed everyone’s lives.

Throughout the book, she offers tips for how to integrate technology in one’s life and how someone can use it to advance themselves in this new world. She also explains how technology can take over one’s life and offers tips to help prevent that, to not miss out because we’re too attached to technology.

She has a great voice and it matches how charismatic she is as a speaker. However she also balances her own anecdotal evidence with more scientific ones. So it is a more balanced view of technology.

Bottom line: A good book for people interested in how to use technology and not misuse it in their lives.

Sex: Nope.

Moonlight Musing

Has technology taken over your life? 

Friday, January 13, 2017

"The Rose Garden" by Susanna Kearsley

Title:  The Rose Garden
Author: Susanna Kearsley
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Year: 2011
Genre(s):  Historical fiction, fantasy, romance
Part of a Series: No
Rating: