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  • Top Ten Mysteries

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinHere are some mysteries for you to check out, if you dig murder and other crimes. They are not in any particular order. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (2012) In the Woods by Tana French (2007) The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1901-1902) And Then There Were None or Ten […]

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  • Top Ten Young Adult novels

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinHere are the top ten young adult novels/series I recommend. They are in no particular order, and some are very popular, while others should be. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (1997-2007) My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult (2003) Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray (2003-2007) Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer (2001-2012) Hunger […]

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  • Top Ten Classics

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinIf you’re interested in reading classics, written in dying English form where the author is less focused on making money, here are some books that might interest you. Please, check them out and comment on your favorites! (They are in no particular order.) Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (1811) The Adventures of Sherlock […]

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  • Book Review: Sunshine by Robin McKinley

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: Sunshine Author: Robin McKinley Published: 2003 Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group Pages: 416 From: Barnes and Noble “I had no idea that blood and dessert could go together so well,” said Amber Benson. Benson was referring to Robin McKinley’s novel Sunshine. Sunshine is my favorite book, ever. No lie. It’s not the best novel […]

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  • Book Review: The Wave by Todd Strasser

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: The Wave Author: Todd Strasser Published: 1981 Publisher: Dell Pages: 144 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 7/10 In the 1960s, a teacher in California experimented with his high school history class to explain how the mob mentality worked during World War II and the Nazi rule. The experiment succeeded, in more ways than […]

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  • New, crazy ideas

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinI’ve been thinking.   I understand that I haven’t been keeping up with book reviews like I should, and therefore I want to add some things to make this site more exciting and enjoyable to read.   My main idea is mini-blogging. I have several things coming up, and want to document these events […]

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  • Book Review: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: Sharp Objects Author: Gillian Flynn Published: 2006 Publisher: Shaye Areheart Books Pages: 272 From: Walmart Rating: 9/10 I was watching TV and someone in the show mentioned Agatha Christie. Right then I had the urge to read a mystery novel, preferably something Christie wrote like And Then There Were None. I ran to […]

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  • Book Review: Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: Shadow of Night Author: Deborah Harkness Published: 2012 Publisher: Penguin Books Pages: 592 From: Walmart The “paranormal romance” is now a thing, founded in the burst of popularity in young adult books based on magic, vampirism and the supernatural. Look at Barnes and Noble, the largest book store chain in America: they even […]

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  • Book Review: Anthem by Ayn Rand

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: Anthem Author: Ayn Rand Published: 1938, 1946 Publisher: Cassell, Pamphleteers, Inc. Pages: 64 From: Barnes and Noble There is something about a story that is short, thoughtful and just plain scary. Ayn Rand, author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, succeeds at telling a story that, if looked at in the right light, […]

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  • 1000 Word Story 2

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinThe light begins to peek through my curtains. A hint of what is to come. Slowly I begin to stir. Shadows begin to dance on the walls of my room. A prism shines fragmented rainbows across the brown shaggy rug, up the wooden walls and onto the white patterned roof. The curtains glow orange […]

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