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Review: The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

Summary: A young adult drama told in Hopkins' well-known style of free-verse that follows 17-year-old Ariel, as she struggles with a narcissistic, abusive father and coming to grips with her own sexuality, and Maya, a young teenage mother who's connection to Ariel may open up years of wounds and lies. Genre: Young Adult, Drama Page… Continue reading Review: The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

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A Few Of My Favorite Quotes About Books

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." ~ Jorge Luis Borges "What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you… Continue reading A Few Of My Favorite Quotes About Books

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Review: IT By Stephen King

Where do you even begin with a book that's well 600 pages? Well, here I guess. Even before news hit the media that a new IT movie was in going to be released in theaters, I wanted to read this horror classic. The 1990's TV mini-series is a top favorite in my home and still… Continue reading Review: IT By Stephen King

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Review: Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (Smile #2)

*Just a little disclaimer, you don't have to have read the first book, Smile, in order to read this one. They're companion novels and they all surround Raina's experiences growing up.* Absolutely love the artwork in these graphic novels. So detailed, yet not too much in the slightest. I've pretty much come to the conclusion… Continue reading Review: Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (Smile #2)

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Review: Writers Writing Dying: Poems by C.K. Williams 

Summary: a collection of random poems by Williams regarding life lessons, family, career, and random philosophies about life. Genre: Poetry Page Length: 80 Published: October 2012 Going to skip the usual pros and cons and just write a general paragraph about this one: I only enjoyed about two poems from this entire book. A lot… Continue reading Review: Writers Writing Dying: Poems by C.K. Williams 

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Book Review: YOU by Caroline Kepnes

Even though I watch a good amount of Law & Order: SVU with my mama, I haven't really read many stories that deal with crime or stalkers. YOU has been a book that I've been wanting to delve into for a while now, though it was extremely popular for a while and I like to… Continue reading Book Review: YOU by Caroline Kepnes

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Book Review: Oz The Great and Powerful by Elizabeth Rudnick

I'm a huge fan of L. Frank Baum's original Oz series. Maybe it has to do with the time in which they were written and published (during the early 1900s) or the fact that they were imagined, created, and put to paper by Baum himself. Oz is such a place filled with wonder, peace, joy,… Continue reading Book Review: Oz The Great and Powerful by Elizabeth Rudnick

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Book Review: The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Everyone knows the catchy "follow the yellow brick road" time that accompanied L. Frank Bain's classic chavaters in the 1939 movie. I grew up watching the timeless film (thankfully in color because it's so much more magical that way)and reading the first novel in a series of 14 (yes, Baum went on to write 13… Continue reading Book Review: The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz by L. Frank Baum

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These Are The Top 10 Books Americans Tried To Ban In 2016

When it comes to banned books, there’s rarely a grey area. On one end, you have more conservative readers who don’t agree with themes such as explicit sex, profanity, and possibly LGBTQ storylines (depending on their stance on it), and on the opposite end, you have the more, for lack of better word, liberal readers… Continue reading These Are The Top 10 Books Americans Tried To Ban In 2016

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Book Review: 20 Ways to Make Every Day Better: Simple, Practical Changes with Real Results by Joyce Meyer

For those who may not be familiar with Joyce Meyer, here's a little background. She is the founder, along with her husband Dave, President CEO of Joyce Meyer Ministries, which is one of the largest Christian ministries in the world. You may also recognize her from her television show, Enjoying Everyday Life in which she… Continue reading Book Review: 20 Ways to Make Every Day Better: Simple, Practical Changes with Real Results by Joyce Meyer