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Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

Posted August 2, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments

I’ve been meaning to re-read this book for an age, so thank you to the Reading Rush for getting me kickstarted on that. I particularly appreciate Girl, Interrupted because it’s a book that speaks to me.  I remember reading it years ago and my initial impressions were 1.) this is nothing like the movie; and 2.) it was one of the first books I’d ever read where I felt like the author heard my experience.  And honestly, that’s a bit snobbish because I haven’t gone through anything like Susanna Kaysen went through.  I was definitely never institutionalized.  But I discovered Girl, Interrupted […]

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Mini Reviews:  Tess of the Road, Daughter of the Burning City, & The Game of Love and Death

Mini Reviews: Tess of the Road, Daughter of the Burning City, & The Game of Love and Death

Posted July 30, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments

I know I rarely do mini reviews (read: never) but every once and a while, I do humor myself and re-read a book that I’ve read before.  For posts like these, I don’t think that a unique, standing review is strictly necessary.  After all, I’ve already outlined all the good stuff about these novels.  However, experiences differ between an initial read vs. a reread, and I still want to talk about these books. To solve the repeat-book dilemma, I’ve decided that every time I collect 3 re-reads, I’m going to give y’all a set of mini reviews!  Not as much of a […]

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The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Posted February 16, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments

I could read The Help again and again and again and it holds up every time.  I love this book. Of course, I’ve gone the very backwards way about reading this one.  I swathe movie first… I saw the movie about five times before I listened to the audiobook back in 2016 and I’m finally picking up the hardcopy now.  At first, the dialect threw me – this book starts in Aibileen’s point-of-view, and it’s written in a stereotypical Southern dialect.  It took me a hot minute to settle into the writing, but once I did, it just flowed.  I’m not […]

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Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Posted October 5, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  I’m not a big graphic novel person. I feel like graphic novels are usually too quick, and they leave me wanting more.  I can appreciate the effort that goes into the artwork and what not, I’ve just never really connected with this.  But I really wanted to read the Scott Pilgrims graphic novels.  I love this franchise and I needed to see how it compared to the movie.  Hey guys guess what?  Scott Pilgrim is pretty fantastic. The dialogue is basically what you would expect. Scott’s life is massively not-put-together.  He’s dating a high schooler (he’s 23), he lives with his […]

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The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory

The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory

Posted July 30, 2017 in Reviews // 1 Comment

  After reading The Red Queen, I put off reading The Lady of the Rivers because I was so bored with the Cousins’ War.  Not Gregory’s writing… just the war itself told over again through different eyes.  This was not that part of the story and Jacquetta, surprisingly, is not that kind of girl. Characters ❤︎ I really liked Jacquetta.  She is kinder and more genuine than the other women in Gergory’s novels.  Margaret, on the other hand, has the same childishness as women like Anne Boleyn.  Both women’s stories were interesting.  I especially loved the beginning of the book.  Joan of Arc!  Totally unexpected. […]

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