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Summer Reading 2018

Books You Shouldn't Miss This Summer Summer reading isn't just for students making their way through a teacher-provided list -- at least it shouldn't be! With so many fantastic novels coming out all summer long and so much free time lying around on the beach, it's the perfect way to soak up the sun! Here… Continue reading Summer Reading 2018

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Hiatus Apologies

I want to first, and foremost, thank all of my readers for your patient support during which I fell off the grid entirely and apologize for the complete silence. While I never stopped reading over these past few months, and I'd love to connect with you all on Goodreads as well, some personal and professional… Continue reading Hiatus Apologies

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Happy Pub Day – New Releases!

Happy Pub Day to a trio of great books I can't wait to read! I've been a bit behind on my reading/reviewing and trying desperately to get back on track. I'm halfway through "The Secrets You Keep," which has proven to be a really fun, fast read, but I have all of these on deck… Continue reading Happy Pub Day – New Releases!

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#UNPLUG for the National Day of Unplugging

Are you in need of a digital detox or just a little more mindfulness in your day? <><><><><><><> Global nonprofit Reboot will host dozens of unplugging experiences across the country in honor of this year’s 8th annual National Day of Unplugging. From sundown on Friday, March 3rd, through sundown Saturday, March 4th, the National Day of… Continue reading #UNPLUG for the National Day of Unplugging

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Happy Holidays and Cheers to 2017!

It has been quite a year with lots of ups and downs, but looking ahead to a new year is always an exciting time filled with so much promise! In the spirit of being healthier and happier, check out Huffington Post's 17 Easy Ways To Become A Happier and Calmer Person in 2017. I know… Continue reading Happy Holidays and Cheers to 2017!

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Today is National Book Lover’s Day!

Did you know that reading a book... Helps reduce stress Keeps the brain sharp Can help you sleep better You're more likely to be empathic and understanding of others   It's no secret that I'm a total bookworm, despite not having as much time to read as I may like. I've mentioned in a few… Continue reading Today is National Book Lover’s Day!

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Happy Blog-iversary

I can hardly believe it’s been one month since debuting The Book Basics! It’s been exciting to launch into the blogosphere and put my passion for books to use. I am overwhelmed by the support and opportunities that sites like Library Thing have provided to connect with authors/publishers and books to review. On deck this month, I have… Continue reading Happy Blog-iversary

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Welcome to The Book Basics

Great wines are like great books. Once you take your ‘sip,’ they’re hard to put down. Engulfed in a good book, the characters and the time, I love disappearing into the narrative and getting lost in the story. If the book is great, the main character becomes my best friend and I'm right there – side by… Continue reading Welcome to The Book Basics