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Book Review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

| May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Book Review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

For the longest time, one of my best friends kept badgering me to read One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. She ranted and raved about how amazing the book is and since it’s a literary classic, I decided to give it a try. I’m really intrigued by mental asylums and people with […]

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Book Review: ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Book Review: ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

If you are tired of reading a regular book, pick up a copy of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” The book has many differentiating characteristics that make it unique, such as hundreds of old photos throughout the book, a plot twist and a spooky story. “Miss Peregrine’s” was first published in June 2011, and […]

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Book Review: ‘Modern Romance’

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Book Review: ‘Modern Romance’

“Modern Romance: An Investigation” is a book written by comedy star Aziz Ansari. It was published on June 16, 2015. There’s been a string of new books and novels written recently by popular comedians and YouTube celebrities. Just in the past year or so we’ve had releases from Mindy Kaling, Tyler Oakley, Zoe Suggs and […]

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Book Review: ‘The Invention of Wings’

| April 6, 2016 | 1 Comment
Book Review: ‘The Invention of Wings’

“The Invention of Wings” is a historical fiction novel based on a true story and written by Sue Monk Kidd. It was published on Jan. 7 2014 by Viking. If the author name sounds familiar, it may be because you remember her critically acclaimed novel, “The Secret Life of Bees” from the early 2000s, or […]

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Book Review: ‘Station Eleven’

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
Book Review: ‘Station Eleven’

“Station Eleven” is a science fiction/literary fiction novel written by Emily St. John Mandel. It was published on Sept. 9, 2014 by Knopf. As I do with most novels, I picked up “Station Eleven” because of its beautiful cover. I loved the atmosphere it created. I’d heard about the novel somewhere before, maybe read about […]

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Book Review: ‘The Girl on the Train’

| January 12, 2016 | 2 Comments
Book Review: ‘The Girl on the Train’

“The Girl on the Train” is a psychological thriller novel by Paula Hawkins. It was published on Jan. 13, 2015 by Riverhead Books. Paula Hawkins has sort of erupted onto the scene as of late. “The Girl on the Train” is her debut work of fiction. It received wide critical acclaim, selling more than three […]

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Book review: ‘Light in August’

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Book review: ‘Light in August’

“Light in August” is a southern gothic novel written by William Faulkner. It was published on Mar. 12, 1931 by Smith and Haus. It doesn’t matter if you’re not an English major, not American or even not a reader, you’ve probably heard of the name William Faulkner. He is widely considered today to be the […]

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Book review: ‘Mockingjay’

| November 17, 2015 | 1 Comment
Book review: ‘Mockingjay’

“Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins is the third and final book in “The Hunger Games” trilogy. It was published on Aug. 24, 2010 by Scholastic Press. Just in time for the movie, it’s time to take a look at this final novel in a trilogy that has gone on to become the flagship of the young […]

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Book Review: ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’

| October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Book Review: ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’

“We Have Always lived in the Castle” is the final novel written by Shirley Jackson, three years before her death. It was first published in in 1962 by Viking Press. In honor of the season and the approaching proximity of Halloween, it’s time to review some gothic horror fiction. Now, “We Have Always Lived in […]

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Under a War-Torn Sky’ by L.M. Elliott

| October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
BOOK REVIEW: ‘Under a War-Torn Sky’ by L.M. Elliott

 I was asked to read “Under a War-Torn Sky” in high school by my English teacher. I wasn’t particularly excited because the font was somewhat small and it consisted of 284 pages. By the time I was a fourth of the way through the book I was trapped. The story is set during World War […]

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Book Review: Unwind by Neal Shusterman

| September 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Book Review: Unwind by Neal Shusterman

“In a perfect world everything would be either black or white, right or wrong and everyone would know the difference. But this isn’t a perfect world. The problem is people who think it is.” -Neal Shusterman Unwind is an articulately written book, set in the future after the “Second Civil War” between the Pro-life and […]

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BYOB: “I’ll Meet You There” by Heather Demetrios

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
BYOB: “I’ll Meet You There” by Heather Demetrios

Just recently published, “Ill Meet You There” is Heather Demetrios’ seventh novel release. Let’s be honest; I bought this novel purely based on how beautiful the cover is. Old, vintage, rusted motel signs in the foreground of an off-screen sunset. I love everything this cover suggests about the novel. A classic, eccentric setting off an […]

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BYOB: “We Were Liars” By E. Lockhart

| April 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
BYOB: “We Were Liars” By E. Lockhart

“We Were Liars” is a YA mystery/romance fusion that takes place on the fictional private island of Beechwood, just off the coast of Massachusetts and owned by the ultra-wealthy Sinclair family. The story begins as Cadence Sinclair arrives for her 15 summer on Beechwood along with her mother, two aunts and the liars: cousins Mirren, Johnny […]

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BYOB: Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
BYOB: Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

In a country ruled by fear, no one is innocent.   Child 44 is a crime thriller novel set in 1950’s Soviet Russia, the first of a trilogy. In a country that advertises itself as a crime free utopia, Leo Demidov is a MGB agent tasked to discreetly investigate a series of child murders without […]

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