Tag Archive: book review

Aug 28

How to Write a Book Review

I love writing book reviews. If reading a book is like going on a vacation, writing a book review is like showing the photos and souvenirs and telling my friends about the trip. Book reviews can turn the solitary pleasure of reading into something shared with a community of like-minded readers. It also helps other …

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Jul 25

Book Review: Dayrunner Magic

Dayrunner Magic: Kit Melbourne 4-6 by Kater Cheek My rating: 5 of 5 stars These three novels deal with not just the exciting job of being the Vampire Guild Leader’s Dayrunner (with all the danger and adventure that entails) but also with Kit’s growing magical power, and her growing responsibilities as a new wife and …

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Jul 03

Book Review: Love in the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez I can’t think about this book without thinking about feminism and sexism and the trouble with traditional male-female relations. It’s like there are two books, the one the author intended you to read, and a second one that is far less cheerful. I’ll talk about …

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Mar 11

Book Review: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam M. Grant Like the best of this sort of non-fiction pop-science book, it’s hard to say exactly what the book is about. Yes, it sort of touches on “how non-conformists move the world” but it’s more like a collection of true stories around the theme of how …

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Jun 04

Book Review: Divergent

Divergent by Veronica Roth This book feels like it fits so neatly into the standard successful YA tropes it could have been written by a marketing team. Young girl (16) has to go take a test that will tell her what faction she will belong to for the rest of her life. Will she choose …

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