Tag: books

  • New Reading List and Book Reviews

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    Reading has always been one of my favorite ways to escape, so it’s no surprise that while we’re living on the hell mouth, I’ve upped the ante. I also have almost nothing else to do in my free time, but read. Over the last few months, I’ve read at least 17 books. Reviews for each […]

  • What to Read Right Now: December 2019

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    Hey, hey. We’re approaching reading season! We just have to make it through December. Then, in January, when we’re stranded in our house, we can settle in with a pile of good books. I’m not sure who will watch our children, but maybe the T.V. will? It’s unclear. Either way, I’ve pulled together the list […]

  • What to Read Right Now

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    That title is very bossy, but truthfully, so am I. Over the last several months, I’ve read a lot of exceptional books and couldn’t be more excited to share them with you. So, let’s get right to it, OK? Life After Live – This book is clever and vastly interesting. It’s one you’ll think about […]

  • The Girls

    Review of The Girls - Missalaneyus

    The Girls by Emma Cline is easily one of the most buzzed about books of the summer. I bought it a few weeks ago and finally cracked it open on our family vacation. The story centers around Evie, who is drawn into a cult in the late 60’s. Inspired by Charles Manson and the murders his […]

  • 5 Children’s Books You’ll Both Love

    5 Children's Books You'll Both Love - Missalaneyus

    I am always on the look out for children’s books that Ellie and I will both love. Here are a few recent favorites: King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood* The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner Lately Lily: The Adventures of a Travelling Girl by Micah […]

  • 5 New Books to Read This Weekend

    So, this round-up of books is basically full of light reads. Other than the fourth one listed, your mind will not be expanded reading any of these, but sometimes that’s the point. A fun, simple getaway can be just what the doctor ordered when life is busy and hard. For me, reading has never had […]

  • On My Bookshelf: The Rosie Project

    I read one of the most charming books on our vacation, and I’ve been dying to tell you about it. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison is a comedy and romance rolled into one. The protagonist, Don Tillman, is a brilliant scientist, who is incredibly honest and socially awkward, but somehow still very charming. In a quest to find the perfect […]

  • On My Bookshelf: Longbourn

    When it comes to reading, I’m a sucker for anything related to Pride and Prejudice or love stories set in England. Like clockwork, I find myself picking up something that falls into at least one of those two categories every few months. My most recent read, Longbourn by Jo Baker, fit the bill in both areas. […]

  • Ellie’s Bookshelf

    Reading with Ellie is one of my favorite things, but I am the first to admit some children’s books can be a little obnoxious. Difficult rhymes and lackluster illustrations become pretty tedious after you’ve read a story a hundred times in one sitting. Over the last year and half, I’ve found some books we both […]