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I’m BACK!

Sorry about that impromptu hiatus I took. I’ve been so busy with school and trips that I just haven’t had the time to update my poor blog. Don’t worry though, I’ve read a ton of books while I’ve been gone and I’m refreshed and ready to review them. I know I say this every year, but can ya’ll believe its already summer? It’s unfortunate, but I have summer school this year. On the bright side though, I’m entering my last year of dental school! I’m still trying to process that. It’s hard to believe that I only have one year left. I’m excited yet nervous and scared.

How have ya’ll been? Any summer plans?

Merry Christmas!

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Happy Holidays Everyone!

I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season with your friends and family!!

And It Starts Again…

Dental school has officially kicked off again. It feels like just yesterday when summer officially started for me, but it seems to have come and gone in a blink of an eye. I’m back to start my third year of dental school and quite honestly I’m a little freaked out. We’re referred to as “upperclassmen” now and we’re expected to know things and be competent. People always say third year brings a different kind of stress and I can see what they mean. Instead of having five exams a week now we’re worried about meeting requirements and finding the right patients and not screwing up on them.

So when summer initially started I had grand plans for my blog. I was going to update my reviews list which has been much neglected in the past few months and I was playing around with a new layout and header, but then something called the Olympics started and I was glued to my couch. My TBR pile grew bigger and bigger as I just stared at the TV screen and rooted for my fellow Americans to bring home the gold. So that’s the reason why I haven’t been around recently. In a way I’m glad the Olympics are over. It’s nice to have my life back in control and be able to do things other than stare at my TV. I don’t even think I can stand looking at my TV now much less watch anything after the two weeks of watching the Olympics non stop.

Now that they are over, my goal is to knock out a few reviews and have them up soon before dental school once again takes over my life. Hope ya’ll have been well and I will be visiting your blogs soon enough!

Freedom!

Hey friends!

I’m officially done with boards. I don’t think I’ve ever studied so much before in my entire life and I’m glad to get that off my back. And if I never see the words aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans again it will be too soon!

Now for some major r and r time! I can’t wait to dig into the books that have been sitting on my desk getting all nice and dusty because I’ve been so negligent of them.  How has everyone been? Are there any must read books out there that I’ve missed out on lately? I feel like I’ve been living in a cave for the past two months. I just found out yesterday that they’re releasing a new Batman movie today. Yes. I’ve definitely been out of it, but I’m so glad to be back.

Giveaway: Wife 22

Hello dear friends! The people over at Random House and Big Honcho Media has generously offered me two copies of WIFE 22 by MELANIE GIDEON to give away to my readers.

Here’s a quick synopsis of the book:

When Alice Buckle, who has been married to William for nearly twenty years, receives a survey in her e-mail from the Netherfield Center for the Study of Marital Happiness, she is in the doldrums. She loves her husband but they’ve grown distant, she is bored with her job, and her adolescent children need her less now. And she has reached the age at which her mother died. So as she idly begins answering the questions, she finds herself baring her soul in an anonymous survey she never even intended to respond to. As she struggles, she realizes it has been years since anyone asked deep, serious questions of her, and really listened to her answers. Soon her entire life as she knows it is called into question.

I just finished this book over the weekend and it was different from what I expected, but in a good way. It was a funny, laugh out loud, yet touching book about what it takes to have a happy marriage and a happy family. I definitely recommend it and I’ll have a review of the book sometime later this week.

In the meantime, however, if you are interested in reading this book for yourself and entering the giveaway, please fill out the form here. The giveaway is open to US addresses only and will be opened until next Monday, June 4. Two winners will be selected and each will receive one copy of the book. Best of luck to all of y’all!