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Reading RoundUp #39

After two business trips in the past two weeks, I feel like I’ve had loads of travel time to devote to reading. After taking on the 770 page behemoth that is Dublin by Edward Rutherford, I’m currently appreciating a few shorter books. I’m also linking up with Show Us Your Books as usual!


This week’s Reading Roundup!

Work Book (for lunch time reading):

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – HBO is releasing a movie based on this classic in May. It’s been quite a few years since my last read, so I figured now was a perfect time. The trailers for the movie look incredible. Luckily, at less than 200 pages I should finish this in plenty of time. 


House Books:

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne – I searched my library for an easy breezy break from historical fiction / sci-fi and this delivered. Two co-workers who detest each other are vying for the same role. The tension grows and turns into something neither of them expected. Can’t beat an office romance and a happy ending! 

Where Hope Begins by Catherine West – My first book tour read! I’m reviewing this in June over at Literary Quicksand. It arrived in the mail already so I decided to get a jump start. I’m excited to get back into reading a Christian fiction novel.

On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder – I decided to start rereading the Little House series last year and it continues to delight. As Laura gets older, the stories become a bit more complex. I’m identifying more with Ma this time around and find her willingness to go along with Pa’s adventures truly admirable. 

Kindle Books:

Home: Interstellar by Ray Strong – This is my current read for IndieReader and it’s surprisingly decent, so far. A sci-fi novel about a young woman trying to save her family’s spaceship and find a mysterious “home” planet. 


From Around the Web:

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Book Review Full book reviews aren’t usually my cup of tea, but I had lots to talk about with Eleanor!  

Books and Bottles Books AND wine?? Yes, please. The subscription box of my dreams. 

How to Build Your Home Library on a Budget  I love buying books every chance I get, but I’d never be able to support this habit buying them full price. This is a great list of resources for finding discount and used books! 

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    April 27, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Oh, On the Banks of Plum Creek was one of my favorite Little House books! I think I loved that earth-sheltered house. I’ve started reading the books with my six-year-old, but so far she’s not as into them as I was–she keeps waiting for the excitement of Harry Potter 🙂

    After you finish the series, I highly recommend Caroline: Little House, Revisited. It came out last year and I loved it–and I identified with Ma in a way that I never had before.

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      Rachel Kamery
      April 27, 2018 at 1:26 pm

      It’s funny you mention Caroline – I just heard about it last week! I’m excited to give it a try.

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    Allison @ My Novel Life
    April 27, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    I LOVE everything Ray Bradbury! I might have to break down and get HBO to watch the movie. Lots of great links!

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    May 8, 2018 at 6:10 am

    I didn’t really like Fahrenheit 451 when I had to read it in school, but that was so long ago now that I should read it again, especially before the movie comes out!

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    Tanya @ A Mindful Migration
    May 8, 2018 at 10:18 am

    I always assumed I read Fahrenheit 451 in high school but it’s been so long ago that I can’t honestly remember if my knowledge about the book is from reading it myself or being told about it. LOL! I should reread it, especially since it’s a short book. I loved the Little House on the Prairie series! I love that you’re rereading it.

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      Rachel Kamery
      May 8, 2018 at 7:50 pm

      That’s why I had to reread! I seriously couldn’t remember a thing, except the first line haha.

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    May 8, 2018 at 10:25 am

    I definitely needed the link for how to build your home library on a budget!

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    May 8, 2018 at 11:23 am

    I liked Fahrenheit a lot, I’ve read it a few times for school and just in life. It’s short enough to read it in a few hours. I didn’t know they were releasing a movie based on it.

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    Jana @ Jana Says
    May 8, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Plum Creek is my daughter’s favorite LHOTP book.

    I’ve never read Fahrenheit 451. It’s truly a shame for me.

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    May 8, 2018 at 11:36 am

    I have a terrible confession to make… a while ago, I read Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 and I used to get them confused!! but I’m excited to watch the HBO movie, especially because of Michael B Jordan

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      Rachel Kamery
      May 8, 2018 at 7:49 pm

      Michael B Jordan is basically the best reason to watch the movie : )

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    May 8, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    I really want to read Fahrenheit 451 at some point. I have it on Audible I think – just need to prioritize it!

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    May 8, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    i’m always looking to save money on books (i buy waaaayy too many) so definitely checking that link out. The Hating Game is one of my faves, she has a new book coming out later this year that i’ve already preordered (see aforementioned buying too many books lol).

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      Rachel Kamery
      May 8, 2018 at 7:48 pm

      It’s a constant struggle. I also have zero need for additional books, yet just. keep. buying. I might have to preorder because I’m dying to read her new one!

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    Megan @ The Hungry Bookworm
    May 8, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    I recently saw the previous for Fahrenheit 451 too, and they look great! I may need to re-read the book as well.

    I’ve heard great things about The Hating Game, but mostly in passing – I wasn’t sure what it was about. Sounds good, I’m going to add it to my TBR 🙂

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      Rachel Kamery
      May 8, 2018 at 7:47 pm

      Hope you like The Hating Game. The author is coming out with a second book soon, so I’m hoping it’s just as enjoyable.

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    Nancy @ NY Foodie Family
    May 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    I agree that The Hating Game is a fun, light read. I’ve never read Fahrenheit 451, but it’s one of those books that I feel like I should read.

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    May 8, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Awwww the Banks of Plum Creek! I remember Ma sweeping the dirt floor. I saw Caroline in the book store this weekend and was sorely tempted now that I am of Ma -age. Will my Eleanor Oliphant hold ever come up?

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    May 9, 2018 at 9:11 am

    I read The Hating Game in April and enjoyed it. It was a good vacation, by the pool book. I started reading the LHOP series back in February but only read Little House in the Big Woods. Maybe I can get to a few more this summer. Pam 🙂

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    May 9, 2018 at 11:02 am

    To be honest, I’ve never actually read Fahrenheit 451 but I DO want to. I wish I had HBO so I could see the movie.


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    May 14, 2018 at 9:07 am

    I have never read the Little House series. I am hoping to start/read it this year though. 🙂 I know that some of it is a little outdated and no longer PC… which makes me a bit anxious. It’s always hard to separate bits and pieces like that with older books, etc. You know what I mean? I have Fahrenheit 451 on my shelf and haven’t read that before either. I’m excited to get to it eventually! XO – Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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      Rachel Kamery
      May 16, 2018 at 10:00 am

      My take is that older books were written in a different time period, so I don’t usually judge them by today’s standards. In this case though, there’s not much in Little House on the Prairie I found troubling. It’s pretty much just a light-hearted memory of life during that time, which I find quite delightful. Hope you decide to read it : )

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