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Book Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid *****

Book Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid *****

Reclusive Hollywood icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant to write her story, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career, Monique listens in fascination. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s – and, of course, the seven husbands along…

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Book Review: Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders *****

Book Review: Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders *****

February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. “My poor boy, he was too good for this earth,” the president…

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Top 5 Wednesday: Problematic Faves

Top 5 Wednesday: Problematic Faves

Characters you don’t want to love, but you can’t help liking. This is going to turn into a round of who’s your favorite morally gray character… because you know, hero’s are boring. They just want to do the right thing. It’s the inbetweeners I want to read about. They always end up being the compelling ones. Let’s go! Draco Malfoy He’s a bully, I know, but I can’t help but like him. I always wanted to know more, always wanted…

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Top 5 books of 2016

Top 5 books of 2016

Looking back on my reading year, I have A LOT of 4 star reads and not a lot of 5 stars. I’m not sure what that says about my reading exactly, maybe I just haven’t read the right books? But that sounds a little too negative. I’ve liked most of the books I’ve read and I even loved a couple. So I should consider this year a success. There, that’s what I’m going with! I’ll do a separate post where…

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Review: Slaughterhouse-5 – Kurt Vonnegut *****

Review: Slaughterhouse-5 – Kurt Vonnegut *****

“And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.” Kurt Vonnegut’s absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes unstuck in time after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut’s) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of…

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The Fault in our Stars – John Green

The Fault in our Stars – John Green

So I’ve been MIA for the past couple of weeks, my apologies. First I was hit by a car and the pain in my hands made it impossible for me to type more than a sentence. By the time that I could actually function normally, my 10 month old girl came down with a bad case of the chicken pox. So I’ve been running around the house, taking care of her and neglecting this blog.. shame on me.. Since this…

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