Sweetheart Seer Books

PREDICTING YOUR NEXT GREAT READ

“Memoirs of a Geisha” by: Arthur Golden

Exhale. Wow. This book was beautiful. Elegant. Lovely. Heart-wrenching at times. Cruel. Roller coastery. Book Notes While Reading: 3.32% “I can tell already I am going to enjoy reading this.” 21.29% “Wow. This poor girl.” 24.02% “Seriously, how can women be so catty and uncaring like that? The poor girls parents both died…sigh. Poor girl!” ****Note: Soon after this point I realized it was a fictional story and not an […]

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“The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well” by: Meik Wiking

What an informative and quick(!) read! Learning about another culture is always intriguing to me and I especially enjoyed diving into a culture I knew next to nothing about prior to reading this. If the concept of hygge may be a little too “markety” in terms of “Oh look this is going to be the next in thing” then I think that would be an incorrect takeaway from this work. […]

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“How to Be Ultra Spiritual: 12 1/2 Steps to Spiritual Superiority” by JP Sears

I was sent the ebook version of this to review. This will also be released as an audio version. I can’t help but feel that the audio version may actually “read” better. The reason for that is simple: The copy I was sent to review was riddled with spelling mistakes. Now, I can brush off small ones no problem. After all, they are advanced editions, not the final corrected proof […]

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“Chaos Walking” Trilogy by Patrick Ness

I wanted to wait to review this series until I had finished all three in the triology. Sadly, that just was not meant to happen: This was my second jump into anything by Patrick Ness. (The first being “A Monster Calls” which I also review on this blog) The first two installments of this series do not disappoint. The thing that I loved most about his writing is that it […]

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Buzz Books 2017

I realize it is more than a bit meta to be reviewing a book of excerpts whose sole purpose is to get people excited about them, to “create buzz”, however I can’t help but be inspired to write about this awesomeness nonetheless. I know we are not to judge books by their covers, but there are some stunning covers in the selections included here that will be released. This e-copy […]

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“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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