Book Review: The Last Time I Lied

I promise I read other books than the ones by Leigh Bardugo! I have to give a giant shout-out to Book Of The Month Club for introducing me to this book. And a whole genre I’ve been ignoring. Apparently, I like thrillers! Keep reading to get A FREE BOOK from Book Of The Month!

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Book Review: Shadow And Bone

OOPS! It’s been a minute since I gave myself time to sit down and write out these book reviews! Instead of just skipping them and moving onto the next, I want to take time to let everyone know how good these books are! Not just in terms of the plot line and the seedlings of hope throughout, but in Bardugo’s writing style and ability to craft amazing worlds for us to live in, even if for a little while. So bear with me as I scrounge up some opinions from back in July when I finished this book…

***CAUTION: LITE SPOILERS AHEAD***

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Book Review: The Belles

Well-written, beautiful (if not a tad overdone) descriptors, and an interesting fantasy world that felt a bit like Moulin Rouge meets a beauty pageant. It's been a few weeks since I read it, but I think I can offer a unique perspective on what sticks with the reader long after you pay your library late fee. Clayton's debut novel is unique, but the plot is simple and somewhat predictable. I love the sisterhood of the Belles, but I still had major issues. Read on to see my thoughts on Book 1 of The Belles!

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Book Review: Everless

Yes, it borrows from the adage "time is money." Yes, it seems a lot like that weird movie with Justin Timberlake, In Time. No, it is not just like that movie.

I do a weird thing where I look up bestsellers and read a few 5-star reviews. Then I read the 1-star reviews just to remind myself you can't please everyone as a writer. The 1-star reviews for this book were brutal! Don't listen to them. This book borrowed an idea that is commonplace in our culture and turned it into a gorgeous YA fantasy. It definitely surprised me in the best way.

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Book Review: Everything Happens For A Reason. And Other Lies I've Loved

Oof, I don't think I've ever actually reviewed non-fiction, so this will be interesting. I heard about this book on my local NPR station and was transfixed with the premise: a prosperity-gospel believer who receives news of a cancer diagnosis, and how she balances her beliefs with her reality. 

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The Things You Hear

I'm a white woman and walk through life having to check my privilege now and again. Yesterday, I was shopping at Kroger, and overheard a mother talking to her daughter who couldn't have been more than 4 or 5 years old. I'm casually perusing the grown-up Lunchables (you know what I'm talking about- they're freakin delicious and socially acceptable). And they happen to be walking by.

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