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Another Sunday already? It seems like this last week just flew by (the holiday Monday may have had something to do with that). It was another pretty slow reading week, but I did manage to finish a YA read one of my coworkers recommended to me: I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter. I thought it was a fun read, and I’m planning to read the sequel, Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy, this week.

I also had the pleasure of wrapping up my very first giveaway yesterday. Lenore of Presenting Lenore won a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card, and Small World Reads and Mollishka will each be receiving the runner up prize of a $10 B&N gift card. Congratulations again to all three, and a huge thanks to all participants for making my first giveaway a success. I had such a blast doing this contest. It was great to see what books others have enjoyed this year (some which have had a lot of buzz, and others I’ve honestly never heard of), and in the next few days I plan to take the time to really look at the books. It was also great to “meet” other people in the blogosphere; I’m looking forward to checking out more of your blogs. I’m thinking of having another contest soon, one in which I give away an actual book. I haven’t decided much beyond that, though, so keep watching. The contest will likely be open internationally.

I’m in the process of completing Midwife of the Blue Ridge by Christine Blevins; I’m about 50 pages from the end. I’ve really enjoyed the book, but there have been some aspects to it that I have to admit I didn’t love (perhaps this will be better served in the review, but these are things I wouldn’t really care for in any book). On the whole, though, it’s reminding me why I love historical fiction: becoming lost in the story of another time. There’s nothing unreal or supernatural about it; it’s just a different way of life, one that may have led to the kinds of lives we lead today.

Hope you all have a good week!

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