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Book Review: Trigger Warning – Neil Gaiman ****

Book Review: Trigger Warning – Neil Gaiman ****

“There are things that wait for us, patiently, in the dark corridors of our lives. We think we have moved on, put them out of mind, left them to desiccate and shrivel and blow away; but we are wrong. They have been waiting there in the darkness, working out, practicing their most vicious blows, their sharp hard thoughtless punches into the gut, killing time until we came back that way.”  TRIGGER WARNING is a cornucopia of storytelling: horror and ghost…

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Book Review: Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman ****

Book Review: Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman ****

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new…

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Book Review: Trigger Warning – Neil Gaiman ****

Book Review: Trigger Warning – Neil Gaiman ****

“There are things that wait for us, patiently, in the dark corridors of our lives. We think we have moved on, put them out of mind, left them to desiccate and shrivel and blow away; but we are wrong. They have been waiting there in the darkness, working out, practicing their most vicious blows, their sharp hard thoughtless punches into the gut, killing time until we came back that way.”  TRIGGER WARNING is a cornucopia of storytelling: horror and ghost…

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July 2017 – Reading Wrap Up

July 2017 – Reading Wrap Up

July was the month I went on holiday and that meant I got a lot of reading done. I’m going to talk about all the books I read in the order I read them in… Let’s go! Strange The Dreamer – Laini Taylor ***** View this post on Instagram #currentlyreading #books #prettybooks #bookcover #reading #bookblogger A post shared by Ellen (@ellen_alittlebooklife) on Jun 27, 2017 at 5:08am PDT My favorite out of all the books I read. This was such…

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Favorite Book Quotes (3)

Favorite Book Quotes (3)

Loved that book and love this quote! Sometimes I really feel like this is true. My life is not unusual but thanks to the books I’ve read I’ve been to Wonderland, Mars, Hogwarts, Ketterdam, a night circus, … I’ve been a pirate, a witch, a complete and utter badass,… The books I’ve read have enriched my life. It’s as simple as that.

Top 5 Wednesday: Authors You Want to Read More From

Top 5 Wednesday: Authors You Want to Read More From

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey and is hosted by Samantha. All information can be found here. This week we talk a little about the authors we want to read more from. I don’t really have favorite authors and I always look at their work one book at a time but there are some that I’d be more inclined to read more from. Let’s go! Naomi Novik I’ve read Uprooted and really liked it. I’m considering picking up the…

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Would Make Good Video Games

Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Would Make Good Video Games

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey and is hosted by Samantha. The Passage – Justin Cronin North America is unrecognizable, a wasteland. Forty million infected humans, known as virals, stalk the continent. In a fortified mountain compound in Southern California, a handful of human survivors—descendants of children evacuated from the city of Philadelphia in the last days of the epidemic—somehow carry on. It has been years since the citizens of First Colony have seen anyone from the outside world;…

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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey and is hosted by Samantha. This week’s topic asks for favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Books. I left out Harry Potter because… well Harry Potter’s my favorite everything… The Martian One of the few Science Fiction books I read and liked. I think what I loved best was the sarcasm of the main character. I was hooked from the first page. In case you don’t know, this book is about a man stranded…

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books to get you out of a reading slump

Top 5 Wednesday: Books to get you out of a reading slump

Reading slumps are the worst!! I’m in the middle of one right now. I guess I’m just looking for the right book to get things moving again. If you’re in a reading slump, here are some books to help you out. Carry On – Rainbow Rowell You need something sweeter than sweet? Read Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. This story made me smile so much my face hurt. High-Rise – J.G. Ballard Want something thrilling? I read this book in…

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Review: Fortunately, The Milk – Neil Gaiman ****

Review: Fortunately, The Milk – Neil Gaiman ****

“I bought the milk,” said my father. “I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: thummthumm. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road.” “Hullo,” I said to myself. “That’s not something you see every day.And then something odd happened.“   It was a Saturday evening and I was home alone (Well, the kids were asleep and my husband was at work.) and I just wanted to…

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