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's Review No: 10

Because Literally Dying of a Broken Heart Has to be The Worst


Last week I took the afternoon off and treated myself to my favorite local bookstore, tacos, and a quiet afternoon. I had no books in mind while I was browsing, but the second I read the description of this book, I was in. A girl literally dies of a broken heart and then has to … [Read More »]

's Review No: 16

I loved it and I hated it. But I loved it just a little bit more.


Not too long ago, narfna posted a review of Golden Boy that immediately sent me to my library’s website, reserving the book. And I read it soon after, gobbling it down and finishing it relatively quickly.

That was weeks ago. And I still find myself trying to figure out exactly what I thought of … [Read More »]

's Review No: 16

Doomsday Book

Quick Synopsis: Part 1 of The Oxford Time Travel Series. A college student travels back to the Middle Ages and problems ensue both in the past and the present.

Quick Review: Overall fast-paced and enjoyable. A good read if you’re interested in time travel, science fiction, or the Middle Ages.

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's Review No: 21

Sheer nonsense by Lewis Carroll. Off with his head!

Alice in Wonderland Cover

Twenty-first book reviewed as part of the 130 Challenge.

Where do I even begin? I think I’ll begin with how I went about reading this book. Well, I didn’t read it, I listened to it and what an absolutely enthralling experience it was! I know I had decided not to do audiobooks … [Read More »]

's Review No: 12

Fortified with Essential Minerals!

Salt Sugar Fat

I was taught that when grocery shopping to stick to the perimeter of the store because he aisles of the store contain the foods that would make me fat. I have an intermediate understanding of what foods or macros one should consume to remain healthy and a book that delved into the story behind the … [Read More »]

's Review No: 16

I prefer bookstores


“There is no immortality that is not built on friendship and work done with care.” (288).

It’s hard to know what to make of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. It’s a quest, it’s a mystery, it’s one man finding himself, and it’s the coalescing of a group of friends. It’s all this and more. … [Read More »]

's Review No: 15

“…as if he knew even then that there existed under everything a universal grief”

The Age Of Miracles

I suppose that The Age of Miracles can be viewed as a dystopian novel. In it our narrator, Julia, tells us about the year she turned 12 and the Earth’s turning slowed down, eventually leading to weeks of daylight and weeks of darkness. It can also be said that this is a sad book, about … [Read More »]

's Review No: 23

No Turning Back the Clock: The Remains of Stevens’ Days

Oh, this book. This. Book. I just finished reading The Remains of the Day about 10 minutes ago, and I find myself feeling beautifully sated by gorgeous prose, and also deeply, deeply melancholy. The premise is simple, but the novel itself packs such a punch that I found myself reading slowly to soak it all … [Read More »]

's Review No: 36

“The Empty Chair”: Star Trek Novelization Vangie13 cbr #36

by Diane Duane

“In memory of Deforest Kelley, James Doohan, Mark Lenard.”

War has been declared between the United Federation of Planets and the Romulan Star Empire. A Romulan civil war seems likely. Kirk and crew assist Ael and crew in support of the rebellion, which causes Kirk’s superiors to believe he has ‘gone … [Read More »]

's Review No: 35

“Honor Blade”: Star Trek Novelization Vangie13 cbr #35

by Diane Duane

“Life needs language to understand itself, and the more language, the better.”

A direct sequel to Swordhunt, beginning only moments after Swordhunt ended. They really should have been combined into one book and trimmed down.

The Romulan Colony Worlds are beginning to rebel against the treatment from the Hearth … [Read More »]