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I'm a Library Director for a small(ish) Texas town with a desire to share my love of books and the library with my community.

Currently, I am working towards my MLS (Master of Library Science) from Texas Woman's University (my alma mater!).

When I'm not treading through a pile a school work and work work, I make precious memories with both my handsome men at home. Whether we are playing with the sand between our toes, making a campfire, or just taking in a movie at home, every moment is unique.



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February 20, 2013

Review: Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park

It's been a bit since my last review because it's been that long since I have finished a book! I finished two in the last week so be prepared for the next review on The Power by Rhonda Byrne in the next couple of days.

Usually I either like a book or hate, then there are those that I fall head over heels in love with! Flat-Out Love is definititely one that left me dreaming about it.


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From Goodreads: Flat-Out Love is a warm and witty novel of family love and dysfunction, deep heartache and raw vulnerability, with a bit of mystery and one whopping, knock-you-to-your-knees romance.

Something is seriously off in the Watkins home. And Julie Seagle, college freshman, small-town Ohio transplant, and the newest resident of this Boston house, is determined to get to the bottom of it.

When Julie's off-campus housing falls through, her mother's old college roommate, Erin Watkins, invites her to move in. The parents, Erin and Roger, are welcoming, but emotionally distant and academically driven to eccentric extremes. The middle child, Matt, is an MIT tech geek with a sweet side ... and the social skills of a spool of USB cable. The youngest, Celeste, is a frighteningly bright but freakishly fastidious 13-year-old who hauls around a life-sized cardboard cutout of her oldest brother almost everywhere she goes.

And there's that oldest brother, Finn: funny, gorgeous, smart, sensitive, almost emotionally available. Geographically? Definitely unavailable. That's because Finn is traveling the world and surfacing only for random Facebook chats, e-mails, and status updates. Before long, through late-night exchanges of disembodied text, he begins to stir something tender and silly and maybe even a little bit sexy in Julie's suddenly lonesome soul.

To Julie, the emotionally scrambled members of the Watkins family add up to something that ... well ... doesn't quite add up. Not until she forces a buried secret to the surface, eliciting a dramatic confrontation that threatens to tear the fragile Watkins family apart, does she get her answer.

Flat-Out Love comes complete with emails, Facebook status updates, and instant messages.


My Review: All the A+++++, ohmygoditwasamazing reviews almost put me off to the book, especially when I first sat down to begin. However, I quickly found out what all the gushing was about.
The concept of the story was as unique as the characters. You fall in love, you break, and you feel the emotions as you read. I find this to be the most difficult quality for authors to master, but Park does a magnificent job!
There were a few easily predictable parts and at times the dialog seemed a bit unrealistic (or unrelatable). The unusual story, however, makes up for these personal inadequacies.
And look at that cover! It's gorgeous (in a not so ethereal kind of way!) Read it!!!

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IT WAS AMAZING!!!! You should be at the book store right now buying it! :)
I really liked it. You should def check it out and give it a shot
It was ok. At least read the synopsis on the back.
Eh....It was alright. It's borrow from a friend material.
Leave it on the shelf!!

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