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A New Year, and a Book Challenge

Hello everybody! It’s been a long time, I know, and things have been a bit hectic and slow on my end, but I’m going to attempt to rectify that and actually update my blog. I’ve found myself missing my leisure reading as of late now that I’m starting to fall into a comfortable routine with my job, and although I’m too busy to stick to quite the regimented routine I had previously, I don’t think it means I have to have complete silence.

With that in mind, I’ve decided to journey with you all through my 2015 reading year. A friend of mine showed me a reading challenge for the year that challenges you to read 26 books that fit certain specifications, and while I’m doing it with a group of fellow readers, I also wanted to do the challenge by myself. Here’s the challenge, and here are the books I’m reading (though not in this particular order): Continue reading



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Return from the Dust

Hello everybody!

This is a quick apology to all of my loyal followers (and readers) about my lack of posts. It was interview season for teaching, and I had several to prepare for and go on. I haven’t landed anything yet (sadly), but that just means I’m more available here! Starting within the next couple of weeks I’m aiming for a review a week, so be prepared!



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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is NOT 50 Shades for Kids

Check out the blog I did with Amanda! We were talking about the banning of The Absolute Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.

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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson to be a graphic novel!

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is to be a graphic novel! What do you think? Will it be good? Is it still appropriate to teach to students?


August 1, 2013 · 9:05 pm

Character Shipping

Amanda (from Amanda’s Nose in a Book) and I talk about shipping at your request!

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July 1, 2013 · 8:43 pm

Google Hangout

Sign in with google+ and join a video chat with me and Amanda! The topic is about shipping.

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July 1, 2013 · 7:57 pm

Google hangout–tonight!

Tonight at 8 pm EST, Amanda and I will be doing a google hangout to talk to our followers and blog goers about shipping! Link to join will be posted here once it’s started, and the video itself will be uploaded once the chat is over. So if you have a webcam and an opinion on character shipping, make a google+ account and join us!

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The Etiquette of Spoilers

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June 28, 2013 · 11:57 pm

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night…

What’s your favorite book and place to read during thunderstorms?


June 24, 2013 · 10:18 pm

Welcome to Bray and Books!

Welcome to my little slice of literary pie! I wish I could say I’m a scholar like the greats, but alas I am just a book enthusiast with quite a bit of passion about the books I read–good AND bad. So if what you’re looking for is intelligent reviews and discussions of books from an ordinary person, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy!

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June 24, 2013 · 2:05 pm