Book Review: ‘The Peacock Door’ by Wanda Kay Knight

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The Peacock Door by Wanda Kay Knight

Warning: This review contains spoilers. Read at your own risk.
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I finished reading Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty a few days ago and absolutely loved it. If you perused Goodread’s Best Books of 2016 list, you’ll see that Truly Madly Guilty made #1 in the fiction category. Moriarty is also the author of Big Little Lies, which was one of my favorite reads of the year. Truly Madly Guilty has also made my list of top favorites, as well. Have any of you read this book? If you’ve read Big Little Lies or Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s The Nest, I can bet that you will enjoy this novel, as well. You can purchase Liane Moriarty’s Truly Madly Guilty here. I look forward to reading more of her books.

Summary: “Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong?

Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other.

Clementine and Erika are each other’s oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don’t hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid’s larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite.

Two months later, it won’t stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can’t stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn’t gone?

In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty takes on the foundations of our lives: marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship. She shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships, how what we don’t say can be more powerful than what we do, and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm.”

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What is everyone reading right now? I listen to a lot of audiobooks because I don’t have a ton of free time right now to sit down with print copies of books. Nonetheless, here is my “currently reading” list:

The Peacock Door by Wanda Kay Knight
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Before a Million Universes by T.W.R. Shelton
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

Do you like to read one book at a time or read multiple at a time? As you can see, I identify with the latter. I’d love to hear what you’re reading right now or recently finished reading. Share your titles in the comments section below!

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It’s Banned Books Week, everyone. Value your freedom of speech and read what you want! What are some of your favorite books that have been banned?

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How To Buy More Books For Less

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While I try to utilize my local library as often as possible and read for free, I also like to purchase books that I end up loving. I justify my book buys by telling myself that they will all fit much more nicely in my future in-home library. With that being said, when I buy books (aside from the rare brand new purchase), I like to keep it on the cheap side. My three go to websites that I always keep my eye on are Thriftbooks, Book Depository, and Book Outlet.

Thriftbooks

Thriftbooks is one of my favorite book websites because it has some of the best prices for books that I am actually interested in purchasing. I’ve come across some websites that do, indeed, have low prices, but don’t have currently popular books, classic literature, or best sellers of any kind. While the books are used, all of my orders have been in good to excellent shape. With a current deal on Thriftbooks, you can get 2 books for $7, 3 for $20, or 4 for $12. The website says, “Any book you find with a ‘Deal’ tag qualifies.” Thriftbooks is also currently offering 15% off your order if you use the coupon code “SAVEMORE” when you check out right now. The website offers Reading Rewards where you earn $5 for every $50 you spend. On a typical book website, you might rack up more $5 stipends than you will on Thriftbooks. For the sake of savings, I’d advise you to invest in additional bookshelves in advance. Thriftbooks also has a Tell-A-Friend program where those who create a free account get a 15% off coupon, as does the person the newcomer signs up under. You can sign up under my link here and we will both get 15% off our next purchases.

Book Depository

Book Depository has a plethora of best sellers, new releases, and top picks for readers of all ages. One of Book Depository’s signature feats is their free worldwide shipping. This website has over 17 million available titles ready to be purchased by you. Check out the Bargain Shop section on the Book Depository website for even larger savings. You can get shopping now by clicking here!

Book Outlet

Book Outlet claims to have “read-iculously low prices” and they mean it. Just peruse their website and you’ll see exactly what they mean. All of their books are 50%-90% off the original retail price. Book Outlet, much like Thriftbooks, also has a rewards system. With every dollar you spend and friend you invite to Book Outlet, you earn points. Your points become Book Outlet credit. 100 points equates to $5. For every two dollars you spend, you get one point. For every friend you introduce to the site, you get 200 points (or, in other words, $10 credit). You can also earn points by following them on social media, creating a free account, and signing up for their newsletter. Book Outlet has free shipping on all orders over $35. You can start buying books from Book Outlet right now, right here.

I hope that you all get as much out of these discount book websites as I do. Hooray for cheap reading! Share with us what books you purchased from these websites (and for how much) in the comments section to let everyone else know how little they can spend for the books they want to read.

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