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Turtles All The Way Down Review

| November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Turtles All The Way Down Review

John Green has returned to the literary spotlight five years following the release of his blockbuster title “The Fault in Our Stars.” His highly anticipated new novel, “Turtles All The Way Down,” was released Oct. 10, and it packs a punch. In the book, a millionaire accused of fraud flees from his home in order […]

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The Girl in the Spiders Web

| March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Girl in the Spiders Web

“The Girl in the Spider’s Web” is the fourth book in the “Millennium” series of books originally written by Stieg Larsson. The original trilogy, published posthumously in 2006, took the world by storm, including a Swedish trilogy of films and a high-profile American remake starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. Published in 2015, “The Girl […]

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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: ‘The Sound and the Fury’

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Book Review: ‘The Sound and the Fury’

“The Sound and the Fury” is a fiction novel written by William Faulkner. It was first published in 1929. If you’ve ever had to learn about classic American literature, then you’ve probably heard of Faulkner and his most widely known work, “The Sound and the Fury.” The novel is considered a great American classic and […]

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Book Review: ‘All the Light We Cannot See’

| December 24, 2015 | 1 Comment
Book Review: ‘All the Light We Cannot See’

“All the Light We Cannot See” is a historical novel written by Anthony Doerr. It was published on May 6, 2014 by Scribner. It’s about time I finally got around to reading this. “All the Light We Cannot See” has become a recent phenomenon in the literary world. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction […]

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Book Review: ‘Looking for Alaska’

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Book Review: ‘Looking for Alaska’

“Looking for Alaska” is John green’s debut novel, published in Mar. 2005 by Speak. “Looking for Alaska” was my first ever experience reading Green. I was mid-teens, just coming out of “The Hunger Games” train and looking for a new experience. I don’ think Green had risen to the monolithic popularity we see with him […]

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BYOB: “The Winter Witch” by Paula Brackston

| August 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
BYOB: “The Winter Witch” by Paula Brackston

“The Winter Witch” by Paula Brackston is a new adult low-fantasy novel published on Jan. 29, 2013 by Thomas Dunne Books. When I decided to pick this novel up, several things went through my mind. Beautiful cover, first off. But really, it had been a while since I read a real fantasy story and I […]

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BYOB: “The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
BYOB: “The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant

“The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant is a generational immigrant story set throughout most of the twentieth century. It was published by Scribner on Dec. 9, 2014. I may have said this some time before, but I am an absolute sucker for beautiful book covers and boy did this one nail it on the head! […]

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BYOB: “Paper Towns” by John Green

| July 20, 2015 | 2 Comments
BYOB: “Paper Towns” by John Green

“Paper Towns” is John Green’s third novel. It was published on Oct. 16, 2008 by Dutton Books. By now, you’ve probably heard of John Green from somewhere – his novels, movies, activism, charities and dozen or so youtube channels, most famously Vlogbrothers. He’s getting to be a big deal right now, ever since the immense […]

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BYOB: “Slaughterhouse Five” by Kurt Vonnegut

| July 13, 2015 | 2 Comments
BYOB: “Slaughterhouse Five” by Kurt Vonnegut

“Slaughterhouse Five” is a satirical-wartime novel written by Kurt Vonnegut. It was published in 1969. I have never been a big reader of classical novels. Something about the diction, often slow pace and outdated character archetypes has always put me off from them. I remember the first time I was really asked to read one by a […]

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BYOB: “The Carnival at Bray” by Jessie Ann Foley

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
BYOB: “The Carnival at Bray” by Jessie Ann Foley

“The Carnival at Bray” is a young adult novel set primarily in Ireland. It is Jessie Ann Foley’s debut novel. It was released on Oct. 1, 2014. The early ’90s, in which this novel takes place, is a very interesting period of music for me. I wasn’t born until May of 1994, but I am proud […]

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BYOB: “All the Bright Places” by Jennifer Niven

| June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
BYOB: “All the Bright Places” by Jennifer Niven

“All the Bright Places” is a young adult novel written by Jennifer Niven and released on Jan. 6, 2015. I’ve read a ton of YA at this point and honestly I have become very picky with it, especially now that my teenage years are behind me. I am not as interested in those fantasy worlds […]

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BYOB: “The Son” by Philipp Meyer

| June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
BYOB: “The Son” by Philipp Meyer

  “The Son” is a generational-western epic written by Philipp Meyer and released in 2013. Despite being raised in an ultra-southern family, forced to watch “Lonesome Dove” a hundred times over and working at an old country auction house for six years, I have to say that I am not a fan of westerns. That […]

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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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