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Quarter Updates

2/4 Update: Deerbrook

I actually started reading Deerbrook last summer, and left it behind in pursuit of quicker reads while I was busy at an excavation. It’s taken me a while to get back into reading it, but I’m so glad I did! Deerbrook focuses on the lives of Hester and Margaret following Hester’s marriage to Edward Hope. […]

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Flash Reviews

Big Little Lies: Flash Review

What is a flash review? Since this is the first one of my flash reviews, I’ll quickly explain what I’m planning for them. A flash review will happen if I find a book that just sucks me in and I read in a very short period of time. For Big Little Lies I received a […]

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Monday Schedules

Monday: This Week’s Reading Schedule

What I’m Reading Since Saturday I’ve added two books to my currently reading list: Awakened, the 8th book in the House of Night series by PC and Kristin Cast Curse of Magic, the 2nd book in the Fairy Tale Enchantress series by KM Shea Updates Planned This week I’m planning on finishing up Atlantis, and […]

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Quarter Updates

3/4 Update: Atlantis

This book started out so promising… Now, it’s not a jaunty archaeological adventure through the city of Atlantis (excuse me, I have a Disney movie to watch). It’s somehow a thriller political novel? There aren’t any spies, but there’s Kazakh gangsters who’ve created a sanctuary for terrorists and are using that to…pillage museums and ancient […]

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Atmospheric Settings

“I became conscious…of a vast ruined castle, from whose tall black windows came no ray of light, and whose broken battlements showed a jagged line against the moonlit sky.” – Dracula What is the atmosphere? The atmosphere of a book is the mood, the setting, and the emotions that the author invokes. The above example […]

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Saturday Wrap Ups

Saturday Morning Wrap-Up, 24/8

Overview This week has been a fun one! Since I launched this blog, I’ve really enjoyed getting into all of the book blogger circles of twitter, tumblr, and Instagram. I’ve gotten some warm welcomes, and I’m very excited to get to know everybody a lot better!  What am I reading? At the moment I have […]

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Quarter Updates

2/4 Update: Atlantis

This update is a lot less optimistic than the last one… The plot has definitely lost me in the drudgery of details at this point. Many of the negative reviews for the novel complain that there are parts that read as though they’re straight from a technical manual, and yes I’ve started to see that. […]

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Quarter Updates

1/4 Update: Atlantis

Note: I have decided that while I will update my tumblr blog with more frequent updates (beesandbooks1.tumblr.com) for this blog I will post updates once I have reached quarter marks through the book before posting a final review of its entirety after I have finished. So far, the plot is engaging, but that might have […]

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Bees and Books, the Beginning

Hello all! I have just recently begun my work as a book blogger. You can find me on Goodreads, twitter, tumblr, and Instagram. I look forward to getting to know as many people in the book blogging community as possible! Aside from books, my interests include writing, archaeology, history, plants, and drinking coffee and wine […]