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May Book Wrap-Up

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Not my best reading month in terms of quality OR quantity. Here we go: The Fortune Hunter – Daisy Goodwin – 3* – (May 11): Interesting depictions of society and lifestyle during the late 1800s weren’t enough to overcome unlikeable characters in this historical fiction/romance. You know you’re in trouble when you find two out…

The Age of Adaline – Novelization please?

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“Before I Sleep” “The Haunting of Hill House” “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” “A Long Way Down” “The Westing Game” Just a few titles I would add to a list of books poorly translated into films. Every reader has a similar list. But recently, I started a new list. “Movies I want…

April Book Wrap-Up

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What an up and down month of books! I’m going to jump straight in: Landline – Rainbow Rowell – 3.75* – (Apr. 2): I may have deducted a quarter-star for naming a character “Georgie McCool.” This novel follows Georgie over the course of approximately a week leading up to Christmas 2013. She and her best…

Four Tips for Writing Book Reviews

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Everyone who reviews books does so differently, but these are the things I find helpful when I’m reading reviews to decide whether or not I want to pick up a book. I also try to include a lot of the information below in my reviews on Goodreads or the rare review I write on Amazon.…

March Book Wrap-Up

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This month seems to involve a bit of “don’t judge a book by its cover.” So many pretty books, so many fantastic reviews and summaries, so many disappointing reading experiences. But don’t worry, it’s not all bad. I found a couple of good reads in there as well! Let’s get started: Astonish Me – Maggie…

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