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November 2016

Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Probably the most difficult memoir I’ve read to date. I was left gasping for air by the end of this personally much anticipated book in 2016.

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Book Review: Something Borrowed by Louisa George

I look for book recommendations from all sorts of sources – other review bloggers, book friends, I’ll take them from pretty much anywhere. Once I know I can trust the books are to my preferences I’ll listen to them across genres and look forward to reading different recs. One of my favorite sources for them is various authors that I follow. A few authors that I love both their books and their recommendations are Sarina Bowen, Jen Frederick, and Nalini Singh. Something Borrowed came recommended from Singh. Continue reading “Book Review: Something Borrowed by Louisa George”

Book Review: Storm Rising by Douglas Schofield

I’m struggling with this review. There was something missing here but I can’t quite put my finger on what it was. Continue reading “Book Review: Storm Rising by Douglas Schofield”

Book Review: What Remains by Garrett Leigh

I’m a sucker for beautiful covers so this book was a no brainer for me to pick up – the cover is beautiful. And in a sea of awful covers in m/m this one definitely stands out. Jodi and Rupert have a pretty happy life together until Jodi is in a pretty severe accident which takes him months to recover and leaves him without any memory of their relationship – or of even being gay.  Continue reading “Book Review: What Remains by Garrett Leigh”

Book Review: Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan

Christmas and a romance. What could be better? Continue reading “Book Review: Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan”

Ten Questions with Rena Olsen

By day she’s a school therapist. By night she’s a writer. Please put your hands together for Rena Olsen! *applause* Olsen is the latest victim, umm I mean author 😉 to visit Bookish Devices for Ten Questions. Her debut novel THE GIRL BEFORE is available now and is a must read. Check out her interview first. Then head off and pick up your copy of THE GIRL BEFORE!  Continue reading “Ten Questions with Rena Olsen”

I Decided Curling Up With a Good Book is More Fun Than Being Responsible–and You Reap the Benefits


Sometimes the best remedy for a long, crazy day is to ignore all your adult responsibilities and just curl up with a good book. Continue reading “I Decided Curling Up With a Good Book is More Fun Than Being Responsible–and You Reap the Benefits”

Book Review: Elusive by Sara Rosett

Light mystery. Perfect for a day of fluff reading.

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Book Review: Daring Fate by Megan Erickson

Megan Erickson writes a little bit of everything – her New Adult Bowler University series is great, her m/m Trust the Focus series is one of the most recommended ones I hear about, and her co-authored Strong Signal is among my favorites of the last year. And then she had to go and announce that she was writing in a whole new genre – paranormal *and* m/m. Two of my favorite genres combined, I had no doubts that she would be able to do it well since she seems to be able to cross over the different genres pretty easily. Continue reading “Book Review: Daring Fate by Megan Erickson”

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