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Jen's Book Thoughts · 10M ago

The End of One Era...the Beginning of Another

I thought yesterday's review of The Big Thing was a great lead in to my big announcement:*drum roll*I'm wrapping up Jen's Book Thoughts. The content will still all stay here for anyone who h...
Jen's Book Thoughts · 10M ago

The Big Thing-Phyllis Korkki

First line: "I've wanted to write a book since I was eleven."New York Times writer and editor, Phyllis Korkki, has always aspired to write a book. She has a novel in progress, but with The Big Thing: How to Complete Your Creative Project Even if You'...
Jen's Book Thoughts · 11M ago

After Alice - Gregory Maguire

Good gads she's posting today! I'm so, so sorry for my silence of late, friends. I've been a bit swamped with work, some professional development classes, my nephew's baseball season and a big announcement I'll have coming soon. I hope you're all hav...
Jen's Book Thoughts · 1Y ago

The Price of Prosperity - Todd G. Buchholz

First line: "I am a little kid in the backyard, swatting mosquitoes off my legs and waiting for Dad to flip a burger onto my paper plate."Todd Buchholz's  book The Price of Prosperity: Why Rich Nations Fail and How to Renew Them is his argument for w...
Jen's Book Thoughts · 1Y ago

Where Jen's Book Thoughts Readers are Reading

Happy Friday, friends. I'm getting a bit of a late start after taking my dog, Rufus, on a ...
Jen's Book Thoughts · 1Y ago

The Second Life of Nick Mason - Steve Hamilton

Hi my book-loving friends. Sorry for another lull in the blog posts, so much summer wonderfulness is going on...and today's is just now the first day of summer. ;-) Hopefully soon I'll have some exciting news to share, but for now, I have a review to...
Jen's Book Thoughts · 1Y ago

Property of the State - Bill Cameron

First line: "'Joseph. Don't sit down.'"Veteran crime fiction writer Bill Cameron makes a stunning entry into the world of YA fiction with Property of the State, the first book in his Legend of Joey series. Joey Getchie is a foster child biding his ti...
Jen's Book Thoughts · 1Y ago

Where Jen's Book Thoughts' Readers Are Reading

Happy first Friday of June everyone! I hope the new month is off to a great start for you....
Jen's Book Thoughts · 1Y ago

Where Jen's Book Thoughts' Readers are Reading

Happy Friday everyone! For those who are observing it, happy Memorial Day weekend. I hope everyone has a nice book or two to enjoy this weekend.Today I'm excited to welcome a friend to the b...
Jen's Book Thoughts · 1Y ago

King Maybe - Timothy Hallinan

My review of Tim Hallinan's King Maybe first appeared as a starred review in Shelf Awareness for Readers. I am posting it today with their permission. Hope you enjoy.First line: "Bad luck, as my mentor and surrogate father, Herbie Mott, used to say, ...