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Author Spotlight: Ruth Ware

I have read all five of Ruth Ware’s published novels and instead of doing the reviews individually, I am combining them all into one lovely post. As I read them at different times, and out of their publication order, I reference obviously different moments of time throughout. I wanted to keep it that way as the original posts because it adds to the charm I think of the times that […]

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The Old Testament

At the beginning of the year, I decided to read through the entire Old Testament of the bible. I wanted to take on a “big reading challenge” for myself. I recently finished. As I was going through, I made notes and impressions as I read so I could review each book. There are 66 books in the bible and 39 of them are from the Old Testament. The version that […]

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Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy by: Kevin Kwan

This entire series was such a great, exhilarating, insane ride! I listened to the audiobooks for all three of these and would HIGHLY recommend consuming in this format. Beyond the great voice acting, we also had the footnotes-which there were aplenty-whispered. Yes, whispered! They were done as a a sort of “gossip” aside and it fit in so well with the entire theme of the series! Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy […]

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“Becoming” by: Michelle Obama

I listened to the audiobook read by Michelle Obama. I always try to do that when I can so I can hear the voice of the author. Hear her speak her own written words in her own words. Michelle Obama never asked to be FLOTUS. She wasn’t trying to be. That’s how life happened though and she handled that change and transition with grace. I didn’t agree with some of […]

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Rereading Past Favorites #3: The Diviners Series by Libba Bray

I am going through and rereading some of my old favorite series to see if they have stood the test of time for me. The Diviners Series by Libba Bray is my favorite currently running series. The conclusion, book 4 “King of Crows”, is slated for release in the Spring of 2020. I am hype! I decided to reread the prevous 3 already published in preparation for the final book. […]

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Rereading Past Favorites #2: Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

I am going through and rereading some of my old favorite series to see if they have stood the test of time for me. I am and have been since prior to the release of book 4, a Harry Potter fan. I used to attend Festival 9 and 3/4 when they used to hold it in Princeton, IL. I have seen all the movies, but obviously the movies don’t go […]

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Rereading Past Favorites #1: Morganville Vampires Series by Rachel Caine

I am going through and rereading some of my old favorite series to see if they have stood the test of time for me. I decided for my first jump back in to reread one of my all-time favorite book series: The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine. Onto my reread experience with this series: Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires #1) Upon my second read (over 8 years later!!), I still […]

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“All the Missing Girls” by: Megan Miranda

The oddest thing about this is that I am highly unsure how I really feel about it. I listened to the audio in its entirety in one day. I can’t imagine how anyone would be able to follow it otherwise. :::Spoiler alert here on out::: This entire story is told backwards with time jumps and flashes throughout. Time is a very important theme here as well as allusions to Alice […]

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“The Killing Joke” by Alan Moore

Holy shit Batman! I knew from other books that referenced this comic that the Joker shot Barbara in this one. I did not know that Gordon was with her at the time and that the Joker tore off her clothes and took pictures of her afterwards (so disturbing). The Joker origin story I feel may or may not have been the “true” one as Joker himself even says he gets […]

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“The Hate U Give” by: Angie Thomas

There are some books that instantly grab you and pull you in. This was one of those books. I listened to the audio version of this book and had to pause it multiple times because my heart was heavy and I felt tears beginning. At first, when #BlackLivesMatter movement began, I didn’t understand it. All lives should matter right? But then I researched more into it and learned what it […]

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