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Book Review: “Turtles All the Way Down”

Book twenty eight of my 2019 Reading Challenge. Before I get into the my most recent book review, I thought I'd let you know I've decided to lower my goal for the 2019 Goodreads Reading Challenge. Instead of reaching for the 50 book goal I will be trying to get 40 books read instead. 50… Continue reading Book Review: “Turtles All the Way Down”

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Book Review: “Displacement: A Travelogue”

Book twenty seven of my 2019 Reading Challenge. Lucy Knisley's Displacement: A Travelogue I enjoyed Knisley's first travelogue about her adventures in Europe when she was in her twenties so I thought I would look into some of her other travelogues. I was not as impressed with this graphic memoir as I was with Knisley's… Continue reading Book Review: “Displacement: A Travelogue”

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Book Review: “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Book twenty six of my 2019 Reading Challenge. Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale I have been wanting to read this book so I can start watching the series on Hulu. I knew the premise was different than the average dystopian novel, but I really liked the story and message it conveyed. Offred's character is a… Continue reading Book Review: “The Handmaid’s Tale”

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Book Review: “Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops”

Book twenty five of my 2019 Reading Challenge. Jen Campbell's Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops I'm officially halfway through my 2019 Reading Challenge! I know I'm a little behind, but I'm still confident I will finish 50 books before the year is over. To celebrate my halfway point I read a book of collected… Continue reading Book Review: “Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops”

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Book Review: “The Last Battle”

Book twenty four of my 2019 Reading Challenge. C.S. Lewis's The Last Battle The seventh and final book in the Chronicles of Narnia brings closure to the entire series. We get to see all our favorite characters once again in Narnia which wraps up the seven books nicely. The story focuses on an impostor Aslan… Continue reading Book Review: “The Last Battle”

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Book Review: “I Was Here”

Book twenty three of my 2019 Reading Challenge. Gayle Forman's I Was Here Forman, the author of If I Stay and Where She Went, brings another coming-of-age novel to the YA genre with I Was Here. I don't think I will ever get out of the YA genre. Maybe when I'm in my 60s, but… Continue reading Book Review: “I Was Here”

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Book Review: “An Age of License: A Travelogue”

Book twenty two of my 2019 Reading Challenge. Lucy Knisley's An Age of License: A Travelogue With this reading challenge I am trying to expand my 'read books' repertoire and read more than just novels. If you've been following along you'll know that I've been reading poetry collections a lot lately. In addition to the… Continue reading Book Review: “An Age of License: A Travelogue”

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Book Review: “The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One”

Book twenty one of my 2019 Reading Challenge. Amanda Lovelace's The Witch Doesn't Burn in This One This collection of poems is book two of Amanda Lovelace's 'Women Are Some Kind of Magic'. The first is The Princess Says Herself in This One, which I reviewed earlier this month. I enjoyed this collection more than… Continue reading Book Review: “The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One”

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Book Review: “The Silver Chair”

Book twenty of my 2019 Reading Challenge. C.S. Lewis's The Silver Chair The sixth book in the Chronicles of Narnia brings a new adventure and new characters to the series. I remember this being one of my favorite movies from the BBC film adaptations because of the characters and the different style of adventure it… Continue reading Book Review: “The Silver Chair”

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Book Review: “American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin”

Book nineteen of my 2019 Reading Challenge. Terrance Hayes's American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin To give you a bit of background for this collection of sonnets, Hayes wrote them during the first 200 days of Donald Trump's presidency. Each poem is titled 'American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin' hence the… Continue reading Book Review: “American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin”

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Book Review: “Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered”

Book eighteen of my 2019 Reading Challenge. Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark's Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered If you are a fellow murderino and haven't read this book yet, you need to go out right now, buy the book and dive into it. Right now. This is not a drill. If you have no… Continue reading Book Review: “Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered”

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Book Review: “Fierce Fairytales”

Book seventeen of my 2019 Reading Challenge. Nikita Gill's Fierce Fairytales: Poems & Stories to Stir Your Soul Keeping with the poetry theme, I decided to put a couple of books of poetry on hold at the library and of course all three came at once and I'm loving reading them all. This particular book… Continue reading Book Review: “Fierce Fairytales”