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text 2017-01-14 16:28
Weekend Reads
Glory over Everything: Beyond The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom
Darktown: A Novel - Thomas Mullen
To the Bright Edge of the World: A Novel - Eowyn Ivey

So this is my TBR for the weekend into next week. I have a more extensive one - than this -  I am just picking up the next book immediately after finishing the one before. It's really helping me maintain reading momentum.

 

I have enjoyed reading from a TBR this month! I can say I have either read the books or moved them permanently off my TBR. I have also started going through my shelves at home and donated books to betterworldbooks. Basically if I don't REALLY want to read it and it's less than 4 stars on GoodReads - it's going in the box. There is a drop box ten minutes from me. I did a bag already and have one more ready to go.

 

Starting next month, in line with my goal to get my TBR down, I will be doing monthly themes. Next month's goal is to only read books I own. Haven't come up with a catchy title for it yet.  March will be "Just Finish It!" where I will concentrate on books I DNF'd but still have around to read eventually and series with two books or less that I need to finish - situations like that. 

 

I'm excited about my reading this year. 

 

Anyways, enough with my reading ramblings.

 

Happy reading!!! 

 

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text 2017-01-12 17:53
Reading progress update: I've read 30 out of 365 pages.
Glory over Everything: Beyond The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom

If you haven't read the first novel, The Kitchen House, in this series or duology, you need to. But don't start it at night or you will get no sleep. I warn my book friends and yet no one listens to me. And then I get angry text messages at 2 am. 

 

It is an emotional roller coaster of a novel, historical fiction at it's best. I constantly recommend it.

 

So you can imagine my giddiness at starting the sequel Glory Over Everything...

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review 2016-09-13 04:41
Glory Over Everything
Glory over Everything: Beyond The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom

I read The Kitchen House, and heard Kathleen Grissom speak then at our town’s Author Lunch. When Glory Over Everything became available on NetGalley, I jumped at the chance to read it. I knew from her talk that Grissom was working on a sequel to her bestseller, and I was curious to see if it could be as compelling — for me, the title itself was inspiring. I am not sure, without re-reading Kitchen House, but I might venture to say that Glory Over Everything was even better. It may be because there is an established sympathy for the characters, and Grissom does not need to work so hard to reacquaint us with them. Of course, this also means that the unsavory characters are back again with a vengeance, and along with them an overwhelming sense of dread and despair. The story itself is wholly new, and the characters are alive on every page, well-developed and carefully drawn. The various storylines offered a look at the moral divide between the north and the south, but also acknowledged when those lines were not so stark, and tended to blur into each other.

 

What I liked most about this novel was that while it would be tempting to tell this story from a position of moral high ground, Grissom does not offer stereotypes spouting platitudes, and everyone does not always live happily ever after. Her characters are shown close-up, with the grime behind their fingernails and sweat-stained clothes. They are not all pretty, and they are not all good, but they are all so very real. And they will make you laugh, cry, despair, and finally, hope.

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review 2016-05-31 15:13
I couldn't stop listening..
The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom,Bahni Turpin,Orlagh Cassidy

This book was engaging from start to finish. I listened to the audiobook. I'm fairly new to the audiobook world but this has been the best narration that I have heard thus far!. The novel is not the typical slave novel; it actually focuses on a little Irish indentured servant and her struggle to find her place. The characters in the novel seemed so real and at times, I couldn't stop listening. The plot kept my attention from the beginning. I can't say enough about this novel; just go read it! I cannot wait to read the sequel. I miss them, lol.

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review 2016-05-28 01:33
Wheeewwww....
The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom,Bahni Turpin,Orlagh Cassidy

Review coming soon...I have to gather my thoughts. 

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