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Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Posted March 18, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments

Born a Crime was not the memoir I expected.  At this point, I’ve read a few different memoirs, of comedians, actresses, singers, and so forth.  Most of them follow the same basic theme – the first few chapters cover childhood, but most the book is about their rise to fame and the thing they are most known for.  Born a Crime doesn’t do that at all.  Trevor Noah’s memoir bypasses his ascent, and focuses on his roots. This alone endears me to the books – so many memoirs (even the good ones) spend a lot of time talking about themselves, but […]

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Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling)

Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling)

Posted October 18, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments

  Everything you ever wanted to know about Quidditch! Quidditch Through the Ages is a fun companion book to the Harry Potter series.  Originally sold in 2001 as an effort to raise money for the Comic Relief charity, Quidditch Through the Ages was part of a two-part “Hogwarts Library” series (later joined by The Tales of Beedle the Bard).  If you want to know the history, rules, and teams behind the popular wizarding sport, this book is a must have. At only 56 pages, this is a quick read. This book is not intended to give you the mechanics of how to […]

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The Girls by Emma Cline

The Girls by Emma Cline

Posted August 6, 2016 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  The first few chapters were difficult to push through. Cline’s writing style is so different than the traditional style. She writes in a lot of fragmented sentences, but once you get into it, the story flows. It is a memory; it is the story of a woman living with great fear and shame. It’s actually quite good. Ratings Breakdown Setting: ★★★★★ Plot: ★★★★ Characters: ★★★ Writing: ★★★ Pacing: ★★★★ Personal Enjoyment: ★★★★ Have you read this book or anything by this author?  If so, did you enjoy it?  Tell me all about your experience in the comments! Instagram | […]

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The Power That Preserves by Stephen R. Donaldson

The Power That Preserves by Stephen R. Donaldson

Posted July 27, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  After a long period of waiting for something to happen, I finally find myself liking a book in this trilogy. It took until the middle of the book, granted, but then I flew right through it. The pace picked up, the characters gained interest. It was good, but I’m sad that it was so long coming. However, saying that, I must emphasize again that Donaldson’s style is a much vaguer, slower-paced style than I prefer to start with, so those who like that type of writing style will have probably liked this book from the beginning. Donaldson leaves a […]

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The Illearth War by Stephen R. Donaldson

The Illearth War by Stephen R. Donaldson

Posted June 28, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  The Illearth War is just more of the same. Whereas in my previous review I excused Donaldson for being tedious because it was the first book in the series and required a certain amount of introductory information, he has thusfar failed to add any level of excitement. The reader’s feeling of “leaving the story just as soon as something interesting has happened” becomes stronger, and more disappointing. Some things felt too obvious, and perhaps it was intended to be that way, in order to let the reader feel like they know something about the book, only to throw them […]

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