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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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Truly Devious Trilogy by Maureen Johnson

Okay, okay, confession: I haven’t gotten to read book 3 yet. I am just so hype about it that I needed to corral the posts from the previous two books along with the information we all do have about book three because I am that stoked about it! Hey can ya blame me? This entire series is just so engrossing and I adored listening to the audio for the first […]

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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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“The Last House Guest” by: Megan Miranda

I read All the Missing Girls last year (See Review Here) and enjoyed the writing style in that everything was told backward. In this new thriller by Megan Miranda we are following local girl Avery in the aftermath of the death of her best friend in the seaside town she lives and works in. While this story isn’t told with the same format, we do have a story told out […]

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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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“Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance” by: Ruth Emmie Lang

My initial first response in reading this book was sheer childlike glee and excitement. It has been a LONG time since I dove into a Fantasy novel, especially by a new author, and loved every moment of it. There were snippets here that reminded me a bit of the Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss. I feel like especially the elements toward the end where a certain young character is introduced […]

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