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P is for Poetry #AtoZChallenge

by Donna Huber For the A to Z Challenge, I'm discussing different book genres/categories. Each day, I will give a few details about the...

April 20, 2019

Is Our Reading Obsession Unhealthy?

by Donna Huber

We joke about being obsessed with books. There are memes we laugh at, like the one above. There are also memes that tout the health benefits of reading. We've even run an article at Girl Who Reads on the long-term health benefits of reading. But I have started to wonder if our reading obsession can become unhealthy.

April 19, 2019

The Lieutenant's Nurse by Sara Ackerman @AckermanBooks ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

The Lieutenant's Nurse takes place in 1941 when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and started their war with the United States. Along with the story, there are copies of messages that were sent from Japan to their navy and the pilots before the attack started which made the story more realistic. Over 2400 people were killed when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. This number includes the US military, the Japanese pilots, the nurses and the civilians. There were less than 100 nurses working the hospital at Pearl Harbor when the attack happened and they were totally overwhelmed with the number of causalities that were brought to the hospital. Hawaii had been considered one of the easiest and most beautiful places to work as a nurse but after the attack, it was no longer viewed that way.

April 18, 2019

How To Marry A Highlander by Michele Sinclair ~ a Review

by MK French

Adanel Mackbaythe is trapped with her cruel family and finds her only respite in regular trysts with a man she refuses to learn the name of. All she knows is that he is from the opposing McTiernay clan, and hopes one day that it will be a means of escaping. When Dugan discovers her identity, he loses whatever faith he had in her. Their clans' rivalries deteriorate further, and the animosity between Adanel and Dugan is only matched by the passion and love they still have for each other.

April 17, 2019

Flygirl by R.D. Kardon ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

This wonderful novel is about sexual discrimination in the aviation area in the early 90s. I would like to think that we've come a long way with women's rights since the early 90s but some of the situations in this novel are still happening to women in the workplace today.

April 16, 2019

Lost Without the River by Barbara Hoffbeck Scoblic ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

I can be kind of picky when it comes to memoirs. So I'm never sure I'm going to like the book when I first pick it up. However, with Lost Without the River, I enjoyed it from the start.

April 15, 2019

I'll Be Watching You by Courtney Evan Tate ~ a @harlequinbooks Review

by Susan Roberts

I'll be Watching You starts with a bang and keeps you enthralled until the last page. The mom is so well written that the reader is able to feel her sorrow and understand her feelings of betrayal. It's a story of family and love and friendship with lots of other unsavory pieces.

April 14, 2019

The Raven's Tale by Cat Winters ~ a Review

by MK French

Seventeen-year-old Edgar Poe can't wait to escape his foster family's home to go to university. He loves his foster mother, but his foster father cuts down his attempts at poetry and the intellectual pursuits. This is complicated by the appearance of his macabre muse in physical form, whom he names Lenore.