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Book Review: "The Last Time We Say Goodbye"

Book thirty nine/forty of my 2019 Reading Challenge. Cynthia Hand's The Last Time We Say Goodbye This book was a little hard to read mainly because of the central element of the story being about a teen's suicide and how it affects those close to them. I think Cynthia Hand handles the touchy subject very… Continue reading Book Review: "The Last Time We Say Goodbye"

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Book Review: "Pumpkinheads"

Book thirty eight of my 2019 Reading Challenge. Rainbow Rowell's Pumpkinheads I've really enjoyed reading Rainbow Rowell's novels and when I found out she had a graphic novel coming out that was fall oriented I was very excited. And I wasn't disappointed. Rowell's writing paired with the illustrations is witty and fun and everything you… Continue reading Book Review: "Pumpkinheads"

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Book Review: "The Photography of Game of Thrones"

Book thirty seven of my 2019 Reading Challenge. The Photography of Game of Thrones So I became a Game of Thrones fan a little later in the game than most and you can read more about that in my blog post here. I managed to get the first seven seasons finished before the eighth premiered… Continue reading Book Review: "The Photography of Game of Thrones"

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Book Review: "The Paper Menagerie"

Book thirty six of my 2019 Reading Challenge. Ken Liu's The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories Short stories are always great to read because they're short and a quick to finish for most readers. They let you get a taste of a story without the commitment of an entire novel. Unfortunately, for me, a book… Continue reading Book Review: "The Paper Menagerie"

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Book Review: "Yes Please"

Book thirty five of my 2019 Reading Challenge. Amy Poehler's Yes Please I didn't think I'd like non-fiction and biographies in particular but with this reading challenge I wanted to try some new things. Amy Poehler's biography about her life as a comedian and mom was one that I enjoyed a lot. I mean, who… Continue reading Book Review: "Yes Please"

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Book Review: The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series (1-6)

Books twenty nine through thirty four of my 2019 Reading Challenge. J.R. Ward's The Black Dagger Brotherhood I was first introduced to J.R. Ward's world of vampires when I was in high school from that dear old bookworm of a friend that I've mentioned before. She owns all the books and let me borrow the… Continue reading Book Review: The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series (1-6)

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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”