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What’s Rachel Reading? A pre-holiday roundup + bonus Amazon Books code!

Morning, all! So every year around this time Amazon does a coupon code for physical books, which I just love. Through December 21 you can get $5 off $20 Amazon Books with code GIFTBOOK18. Valid on physical books sold & shipped by Amazon; code good through Dec. 21; currently free shipping on any size order for …

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What’s Rachel Reading? Once a Midwife, a review

I received a complimentary copy of Once a Midwife for review. All opinions in this post, however, are my own. The latest installment in Patricia Harman’s Hope River series, Once a Midwife takes up the story of Hope River’s midwife, Patience, against the backdrop of World War II. Harman fans who have been waiting for a new …

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It’s National Book Lovers Day! What’s Rachel Reading?

August 9 is National Book Lovers Day — But of course, every day is national book lovers day around here! Since we haven’t talked What’s Rachel Reading for a while, I figured today’s “holiday” provides the perfect excuse for a short round-up of just a few of the books I’ve read and enjoyed recently. I’d love …

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What’s Rachel Reading? Away With Words

This week’s local library find of randomness? Away With Words: An Irreverent Tour Through the World of Pun Competitions. Written by Fast Company reporter Joe Berkowitz, Away With Words is a mostly-entertaining romp through the world of pun competitions — from Punderdome to the O. Henry Pun-Off. Along the way, we get some insight into the history and linguistic complexity of …

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What’s Rachel Reading? The Local Foods Mystery Series!

What’s better than finding a good new book to read? Well, that would of course have to be finding a good new (to me…) series of books to read! I recently ran across one of Edith Maxwell’s Local Foods Mysteries at the library, and quickly ended up going back to pick up all five books in the …

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What’s Rachel Reading? Leaving Time

Let me tell you a little bit about what I’ve been reading this week! Like most of Jodi Picoult’s novels, the New York Times best-selling Leaving Time would be a great book club pick: There’s a lot to discuss in this compelling read: The plight of African elephants; the dynamics of various flawed yet powerful personal relationships; the …

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