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The Upside of Unemployment

by chasity.moody on August 8, 2013

Last week I was laid off from my job. If you have ever lost a job, you will be familiar with the panic, stress, anger, and sense of failure that comes with it. That was certainly true the first time I had ever lost a job. What’s interesting in this case is that my reaction [...]

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Cannonball Read Book Review: The Liars Club

by chasity.moody on March 16, 2013

I am always curious about what type of life a person must lead in order to write a successful memoir. Should it be filled with both inordinate amounts of pain and triumph? Does it require at least one or two horrific incidents? Maybe it should be filled with positive observations from someone who has lived [...]

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Cannonball Read Book Review: American Gods

June 24, 2012
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I’m not quite sure if I love this book or if I just got caught up at the last minute. There were so many times that I put it down to read something else. There were times when I felt I was suffering through it to get to the real point. Then, there were times [...]

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Cannonball Read Book Review: Tales of Beedle the Bard

June 24, 2012
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JK Rowling did something for the Children’s Literature genre that hadn’t been done since Dr. Seuss. She made children want to read and she increased and improved their vocabulary and comprehension along the way. Why would anyone who loves to read refuse to celebrate her as an author? OK, to be honest, I used to [...]

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Book Reviews, Life, and What Have You

June 3, 2012
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It has been such a crazy few months. The biggest thing is that I was promoted. So, on top of trying to maintain this blog, participate in the Cannonball Read, and recap trashy reality shows for TVGasm, I was transitioning into a new job role. And, when I say transitioning, I mean trying to do [...]

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Cannonball Read Book Review: Wuthering Heights

February 25, 2012
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Wuthering Heights is a story that spans generations. But don’t be fooled. It’s not a story of love so much as it is a story of revenge. Heathcliff, a gypsy orphan, is adopted by Mr. Earnshaw. He is brought into a family that already has an older son and young daughter. Earnshaw treats Heathcliff as [...]

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Book Review: The Nancy Drew Cookbook – A Cannonball Read

February 21, 2012
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As a child, I loved Nancy Drew. Even though the stories were terribly dated (I didn’t really realize that at the time), and kind of sexist, I loved diving into a good Nancy Drew book. So, when I came across The Nancy Drew Cookbook at a book sale, I had to buy it. [Side Note: [...]

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Like Books? Check this Out!

February 20, 2012
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When I first started preparing to do the Cannonball Read IV, I asked for recommendations from friends, and I signed up for Goodreads, and I even sent Facebook status updates and questions on Twitter. It’s daunting to imagine having to review 26-52 books when all you have is a library card and a love of [...]

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Girls Night Out: Twenty-Nine Female Vampire Short Stories

February 14, 2012
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I have always been fascinated by vampire mythology. I won’t bore you with the countless tales of vampiric literature I have devoured over the years or my nerdish need to analyze them within their own genre. Instead, I will discuss a book that I came across at a used book sale. The book was simply [...]

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One Moment in Time…

February 11, 2012
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Rest in peace Whitney Houston.

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