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In addition to online Freelance Writing, Molly blogs about books on Quirky Girls Read and about everything else on The Bumbles Blog. Visit her often and let her know what you think! Unless you are a Yankee fan - then there might be a problem ;0)

Review: The Beautiful Cigar Girl

Title: The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder Author: Daniel Stashower Original Publication Date: 2006 Edition Read: 2006, Dutton/Penguin Group Total Pages: 326 Genre: Non-Fiction Reason Read: Intended as a nice Halloween theme … Continue reading

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Review: My Life as a Furry Red Monster

Title: My Life as a Furry Red Monster – What Being Elmo Has Taught Me About Life, Love, and Laughing Out Loud Author: Kevin Clash with Gary Brozek Original Publication Date: 2006 Edition Read: 2006, Broadway Books Total Pages: 210 … Continue reading

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Review: Travels With Charley: In Search of America

Title: Travels With Charley: In Search of America Author: John Steinbeck Original Publication Date: 1962 Edition Read: 2007, Library of America (a collection of Steinbeck novels, including the non-fiction Travels With Charley) Total Pages: 184 Genre: Classic Travel, Memoir Reason … Continue reading

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Review: White Teeth

Book Title: White Teeth Author: Zadie Smith Original Publication Date: 2000 Edition Read: 2001 Vintage Total Pages: 448 Genre: Fiction Reason Read: Borrowed from my sister-in-law who promised laughs. Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars “You mean your wife’s not … Continue reading

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What We Did Last Summer – The Classic Bribe Wrap-Up

Image Credit Faster than Usain Bolt in the 100 Meters, the summer season has passed us by. Which is always a real bummer for me. I love the pretty foliage here in New England and I can’t wait for my … Continue reading

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Review: Marlow and the Monster – Giveaway Too!!!

Book Title: Marlow and the Monster Author: Sharon Cramer (illustrator as well) Original Publication Date: 2012 Edition Read: 2012 B&F Publishing Total Pages: 22 Genre: Kid Lit Reason Read: To participate in the blog tour that provided me with a … Continue reading

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Review: Operating Instructions

Book Title: Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year Author: Anne Lamott Original Publication Date: 1993 Edition Read: 1993, Pantheon Books Total Pages: 251 Genre: Memoir Reason Read: Author writes about her son, Sam’s, first year. My son, … Continue reading

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How to Get Paid Peanuts to Review Books You Don’t Want to Read

A few months ago, I shared a post about a job listing I came across willing to pay for book reviews. While my post garnered a lot of interest and chatter, my inquiry about the job did not result in … Continue reading

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Review: Suite Francaise

Book Title: Suite Francaise Author: Irene Nemirovsky Original Publication Date: 2004 (written in 1942) Edition Read: 2006 Knopf Total Pages: 395 Genre: Classic Historical Fiction Reason Read: Found on Amazon as a gift for my mother; she gave thumbs up … Continue reading

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Classics Are Beach Reads Too…

Have you jumped into a Classic yet for your summer reading? No? There’s still plenty of time – through Labor Day weekend – to join The Classic Bribe challenge and giveaway. But don’t let that sneak up on you. We’re … Continue reading

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