Jun 07

Book Review: The Voyage of the Basilisk

The Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan This is a great kind of escapist fantasy, combining high-seas adventure, first contact, and of course, dragons. I’d read the first two books in this series and enjoyed them, so picked up the third for a sure-fire diversion. It certainly delivered. Do I think it could be …

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May 31

Book Review: A Bend in the Road

A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks I’ve never read a Nick Sparks book, but I know people just adore them and I wanted an escapist romance so I picked this one up from the library based on the fact that it was available. I don’t know when it was written, but it feels …

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May 15

Book Review: Everything Everything

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon If you want a sweet YA romance, this book certainly delivers. Maddy is allergic to everything and if she ever goes outside, she could die. Everything that comes in her house has to be autoclaved and decontaminated, and she rarely even gets to meet her tutors face to face. She’s …

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May 15

Book Review: Rebecca

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Sometimes when I want a palette-cleanser from some tepid books, I look through “classics I’ve never read” hoping I’ll find a gem. This is regarded as one of the best books of a greatly-admired author and I figured it would be worth a listen. It was. The first thing I …

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May 09

Book Review: The Universe Has Your Back

The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith by Gabrielle Bernstein I wanted to like this book. I wanted to be uplifted by it and feel like I’ve been warmly hugged by a soft and kind woman who tells me everything is going to be okay. So when someone lent me this book, which …

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