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Review: Jackie’s Girl by Kathy McKeon

A good book to read if you're interested in anything related to The Kennedys, especially Jacqueline. Kathy talks about her own story, growing up poor in Ireland, and her time working for the beloved American icon while also being a "normal" young woman trying to navigate through life. I wasn't as captivated and into the… Continue reading Review: Jackie’s Girl by Kathy McKeon

Book Lovers · Book Reviews · Graphic Novels · world issues

Review: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (#1) by Marjane Satrapi

I've really been on a graphic novel kick lately (suggest me some in the comments if you'd like. I'd appreciate it ☺️) and I'm happy that Persepolis was one that I picked up. Marjane's story of family and growing up in the midst of such hate and violence was nothing short of extraordinary for me… Continue reading Review: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (#1) by Marjane Satrapi

Book Lovers · Book Reviews · Family · Graphic Novels · Middle Grade · Raina Telgemeier · Tween

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: The Anchor Clankers by Renee Garrison

Summary: A teenage girl finds herself suddenly living alongside a naval boarding school full of teenage guys...of course, drama ensues. Genre: YA Fiction Page Length: 172 Published: June 2017 Pros: The main character, Suzette, has some redeeming qualities. I found her to be rather likable for the most part. Cons: The multiple points of view.… Continue reading Review: The Anchor Clankers by Renee Garrison

Book Lovers · Book Reviews · Drama · Historical Fiction · romance · short story

Review: For The Love of Meat: Nine Illustrated Stories by Jenny Jaeckel

Summary: a collection of 9 short stories rich with culture, spirituality, and the human experience. Genre: Short Story, Fiction Page Length: 155 Published: October 2016 Pros: Jenny knows how to write. There's absolutely no doubt about that. In each short story, she weaves together such authentic characters that (cheesy as it may sound), do come… Continue reading Review: For The Love of Meat: Nine Illustrated Stories by Jenny Jaeckel

adventure · Book Lovers · Book Reviews · fantasy · Middle Grade

Review: Journey From Skioria by Kandi J. Wyatt

Summary: A middle-grade fantasy tale following a young girl, Tania, as she finds herself lost in an unknown world called Skioria, full of mystical creatures called Skiorians, Terrans, and Avarians. These new friends embark on a journey to help get Tania back home to the human world. Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Adventure Release Date: September… Continue reading Review: Journey From Skioria by Kandi J. Wyatt

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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 

Book Lovers · Book Reviews · History · Memoirs · Non-Fiction

Review: The Cage by Ruth Minksy Sender

Summary: A very moving autobiography of the author's experience living through the terror of Nazi Germany during the peak of their reign. Genre: History, Non-Fiction, Autobiography Page Length: 254 Published: 1997 Pros: It's about Nazi Germany and the horrors that millions of Jewish people had to endure during that time so it was bound to… Continue reading Review: The Cage by Ruth Minksy Sender

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Review: My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Kabi Nagata (translated by Jocelyne Allen)

This is the first Japanese manga I've read, and I'm happy to say it was such an enjoyable experience that it makes me want to read more of it. On to my thoughts: Summary: An autographical manga about Nagata's own experiences and struggles with sexuality, depression, an eating disorder, anxiety, and family expectations. Page Length:… Continue reading Review: My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Kabi Nagata (translated by Jocelyne Allen)

Book Lovers · Book Reviews · Comics And Graphic Novels · Family

Review: Making Scents by Arthur Yorinks, Art by Braden Lamb & Shelli Paroline

Summary: a 50s inspired comic following a boy named Mickey who is adopted into a brood of bloodhounds and two human parents. Tragedy strikes, and Mickey's world is turned upside down, though eventually he is able to prove the greatness of his sniffs (I mean gifts), to his not so animal loving aunt and uncle.… Continue reading Review: Making Scents by Arthur Yorinks, Art by Braden Lamb & Shelli Paroline