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Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Posted August 17, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Get a Life, Chloe Brown is a good book for its genre, as far as I can tell. It’s also very much not my genre.  Very much.  I’ll explain why in a bit, but I wanted to start with the good stuff. First of all, both Chloe Brown and Talia Hibbert are Black women who experience chronic pain.  While I do not and therefore am not adequately equipped to give an accurate estimation of how well this story illustrates a true-life experience, I do have faith that Hibbert’s life experience informed her writing of Chloe.  Characters written by members of the […]

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Posted August 16, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  While I really enjoyed A Promised Land as a whole, I have to admit it’s best enjoyed one bite at a time.  The audiobook is nearly 30 hours – a fairly long read!  Because this is a presidential memoir, it’s also filled with political churnings.  Regardless of your personal perspective, politics get exhausting after 30 hours.  But all that said, I found the behind-the-scenes look fascinating. There is so much packed into this book.  The pacing starts off pretty steadily, with Obama speaking about his early campaigns and setting Michelle.  As the book goes on and we get into his […]

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Posted August 13, 2021 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  Oh Fallen. I remember why I offloaded this book a decade ago. I shouldn’t let myself fall victim to unreliable, foggy memories of the things I’ve read and not reviewed. First of all, I will give it to Lauren Kate that her use of language is softly lovely, like rose petals or quiet fountains. I rediscovered this when I read The Orphan’s Song earlier this year and it was that beauty in the writing that nudged me back to Fallen after so many years. Her writing has improved as a whole, and going back to Fallen after reading something […]

Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper

Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper

Posted August 12, 2021 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  I have some mixed feelings about Salt and Storm, but I will say that I liked it more than I expected to. My anticipation of reading this book has been a bit of a rollercoaster since I added it to my TBR, and I am glad that it impressed me more than I expected. There is not a lot of unique stuff going on in this book, but it hit the right points for me and told the type of story that I like to read from time to time. My biggest complaint about Salt and Storm is the […]

The Girl Beneath the Sea by Andrew Payne

The Girl Beneath the Sea by Andrew Payne

Posted August 9, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  I think that The Girl Beneath the Sea was the perfect thriller for me to bring on vacation. When choosing a vacation book, it’s nice to have something that isn’t too in-depth or complicated so that you can just relax and not feel so emotionally invested, we are still being vaguely entertained. At least, that’s how I do it. The Girl Beneath the Sea had a fairly simple premise, and left no surprises. I was able to read most of the book in a single day, and more than anything it was satisfying just to have it off my […]