Sweetheart Seer Books

PREDICTING YOUR NEXT GREAT READ

“Scrappy Little Nobody” by Anna Kendrick

In waiting to read this, as the wait list at the library was insane, I decided to break down and purchase my own copy. I figured, I like Anna and found her tweets amusing, so her writing style I thought I would find enjoyable. I started it and then had to put it down. I was slogging through it and it wasn’t holding my attention. I came back to it […]

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“The Name Of The Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss

Hello Kote my old friend. ‘Tis a rare thing indeed for me to reread a book, let alone to read it once for the first time toward the beginning of the year and then finish off the end of the year with rereading it. I missed nuances that I hadn’t picked up on during the first go-around. I was caught in the suspense of the story; the unknowing. This time […]

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“All The Good Parts” by: Loretta Nyhan

I received this novel as part of the November 2016 Once Upon A Book Club Box. (It is a book box subscription service that makes the book they send “come alive” in that you open gifts on certain page numbers during the reading of the story that correlate with what it happening. Talk about making a connection to what you are reading!) The soft cover edition has a matte feel […]

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“The Princess Saves Herself In This One” by Amanda Lovelace

In this collection of poetry, there are multiple tales being told. Metaphor is used quite a bit and the life of Amanda is sad yet hopeful. She battles against herself (sounds like anorexia, possibly bulimia), her mother (abusive), and dragons (ex-boyfriends). She also battles against what society expects/wants. There are some that may say this is too “emo” or that the style isn’t poetry because “hitting enter after every line […]

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Weekend Update: Thrift Finds!

My thrift finds of the day included a Charmed board game ($1.99), an Alice in Wonderland DVD ($2.99) and three books I can’t wait to read! (“Still Alice” by Alice Hoffman,  “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky each only $1.50!!!) I will admit, I love thrifting. I enjoy finding things that I can enjoy and then pass along to someone else […]

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“The Paper Magician” by Charlie N. Holmberg

This novel was bizarre. I debated on whether or not I wanted to review it. I don’t like writing negative reviews, saving those only for books I find truly terrible. This novel does not fit my criteria for a negative review. I also didn’t love it. I wouldn’t really recommend it personally as I did not enjoy it. This left me a bit at odds as to how to properly […]

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“Starters/Enders” Duology by Lissa Price

For starters, let’s start with Starters: This Sci-fi sucked me in right from the start. I loved the way that things were described/alluded to throughout to remind the reader of being in a future setting. The suspension of disbelief here was still plausible so everything just clicked. I loved Starters even though it had small grammatical errors scattered about. I found its “plot twist” at the end predictable and eye-roll […]

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“All the Ugly and Wonderful Things” by Bryn Greenwood

This novel was a heart-breaking and lovely read. The title is very apt for the subject matter. I know some reviewers have likened it to a modern-day retelling of Lolita, but I wouldn’t make that leap. The sexual undertones are not prevalent until the girl is older. There is a relationship built on security and trust first which I think is the all important distinction to make here. I would […]

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“Hyperbole and a Half” by Allie Brosh

This is a hard book to read at work. It is difficult to hold in laughter sounds and have tears streaming down ones face while trying not to alert co-workers to the fact that you are insane for laughing at stuff like this. It is FUNNY! Worth reading. Quick read yes. The pictures are really what sells it. This book also won the 2013 pick on Goodreads in the humor […]

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“A Monster Calls” by Patrick Ness

Oh so rare to find a book like this that pulls you in and makes you want to keep reading, reading, reading. What is happening and why? It is SO beautifully done. I am in awe of the storytelling power and metaphor here! This is the first time this year a book had grabbed me in so quickly and didn’t let go! The artwork in it is heart-wrenchingly beautiful. It […]

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