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Book Review: The Name of the Wind & The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

You might ask yourself why on earth is this chick reviewing a book that came out years ago? That she read years ago. That we’ve all read. And that we might have a very strong love hate relationship with. The answer is simple Continue reading “Book Review: The Name of the Wind & The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss”

July Giveaways Week Three: Signed books, Advanced Copies, and Audiobooks

While our Ten Questions Series takes a summer vacation (don’t worry, it will be back in August!) we’ve decided to run a month of fun giveaways! This week we have a selection of signed books, advances copies and audiobooks we think you’ll love!
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Celebrating Audiobooks Month: Why We Love Audiobooks

June is Audiobooks Month and the Bookish Ladies are happy to take this opportunity to gush about one of our favorite things. This isn’t a review, a how to, or even a why you need to listen article. It’s simply our Audiobooks story. How we got into them, why we love them, and some of our favorites.  Continue reading “Celebrating Audiobooks Month: Why We Love Audiobooks”

Audiobook Review: A Necessary End by Holly Brown

I chose this audiobook based solely on the narrator. I fell in love with Khristine Hvam when I first listened to her narration of Daughter and Smoke and Bone a few years ago and this might be the 5th or 6th book I’ve bought just to listen to her narrate. She makes me enjoy just about any type of book I listen to and I’ve never been disappointed yet! But this book was even better – a happy surprise where the plot was great and surprising at every turn. Combined with Hvam’s narration it made for a wonderful overall experience. Continue reading “Audiobook Review: A Necessary End by Holly Brown”

Charlotte Bronte 200 Years Later

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” 
― Charlotte BrontëJane Eyre

Charlotte was born April 21, 1826 the third of six children and the eldest of the trio of Bronte sister authors. Her works include the novels Villette, Shirley, and one of my all time favorites, Jane Eyre in addition to a collection of short works and poetry. At the time I’m sure that Bronte did not think that 200 years after her birth we’d still be reading her work, but with lines like this who could resist. Continue reading “Charlotte Bronte 200 Years Later”

Audiobook Review: Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson

Title: Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

Authors: Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson (Contributor)

Narrator: Kevin T. Collins

Rating: 4 Stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Books like Lone Survivor are not a go to for me because I prefer fiction to non-fiction. I typically only read non-fiction if it comes HIGHLY recommended by a friend. Enter said friend. On a recommendation I decided to give the audiobook a try. Lone Survivor was not what I expected … in a good way. Continue reading “Audiobook Review: Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson”

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