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Category: Reviews

“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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StitchFix Service Review

I decided to try out a little something new and looked into StitchFix. I as a minimalist wanted to get a few more pieces of high quality, durable, pretty/flattering warm clothes into my wardrobe and thought this might help out. Boy was I wrong on all of those accounts! StitchFix is a subscription box service that sends you 5 pieces of clothing and accessories (available for both men and women) […]

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“These Violent Delights” by Victoria Namkung

The reason I requested this one I will admit was all due to the title. “These violent delights have violent ends” was a quote used on the HBO show “Westworld” and hubby and I *LOVE* that show. The quote is explained around the 70% mark as being a quote from Romeo and Juliet to mean that the relationship is going to doom both of them and that they will not […]

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“Bonfire” by: Krysten Ritter

Krysten Ritter may be a familiar name to you. She was an actress in Veronica Mars, Breaking Bad, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, and Jessica Jones. I was excited to get a chance to review her debut novel. The premise reminded me of Veronica Mars in that we have a small town filled with cover-ups and secrets, as well as a female lead that is seeking out the […]

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“Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything”: by Lydia Kang & Nate Pedersen

The information in this one is mind-blowing. It took quite a long time (for me) to finish this one, but it is probably the most quoted book I have read so far, maybe ever. I shared many of the facts and stories with many different friends in casual conversations because I found this entire tome completely fascinating (and the best way to know you truly have a concept/idea down is […]

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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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“13 Minutes” by Sarah Pinborough

I was confused at first as to why this one was a Netgalley read when it says it doesn’t release until October but that there were so many reviews already on here. It looks like it has been changed a bit and is being re-released. It was first published February 18th, 2016 and from what I can gather Netflix is making it into an original movie. This was interesting to […]

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“Raising Resilience” by: Christopher Willard

The subtitle “The Wisdom and Science of Happy Families and Thriving Children” is definitely appropriate! Filled with TONS of links between Psychology and Buddhism, this book was a must read for me. I do not have kids, I wanted to read this for the sole purpose of those two links. The approach of speaking to children as children was well explained as far as their development and their mode of […]

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