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  • Book Review: The Secret Place by Tana French

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: The Secret Place Author: Tana French Series: Dublin Murder Squad #5 Published: January 2014 Publisher: Viking Penguin Pages: From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 9/10 I’ve read every single novel by author Tana French, ever since she came out with her debut In the Woods back in 2007. Then, I heard French came out […]

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  • Girl on Fire: Control the uncontrolled intersections

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, July 7, 2015] First, before I start in on my column’s main focus, I’d like to wish my coworker Jake Waddingham all the best as he continues his education at Iowa State University. I truly hope he reaches his goals! Now, I want to apologize to the police […]

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  • Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: The Last Olympian Author: Rick Riordan Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians Published: May 2009 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Pages: From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 9/10 I finally finished the fifth and final installment of Rick Riordan’s first Greek gods series, and I must say I’m so glad I hunkered down and dove in. Riordan’s […]

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  • Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: The Battle of the Labyrinth Author: Rick Riordan Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4 Published: May 2008 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Pages: From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 7/10 And we’re back. In the fourth installment of American author Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, we see Percy and his friends battle through […]

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  • Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: The Titan’s Curse Author: Rick Riordan Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3 Published: May 2007 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Pages: From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 9/10 American author Rick Riordan continues his imaginative and mythological story about Percy Jackson in the third installment of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Titan’s Curse. In The […]

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  • Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: The Sea of Monsters Author: Rick Riordan Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2 Published: Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Pages: From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 6/10 The Sea of Monsters is the second installment of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series of five novels, and really, it’s a little less exciting than The […]

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  • Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: The Lightning Thief Author: Rick Riordan Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1 Published: July 2005 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Pages: From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 8/10 Recently, I’ve been reading so much literature written specifically for children and young adults I’m surprised my brain hasn’t melted a little. But, to be honest, I am […]

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  • Book Review: Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox Author: Eoin Colfer Series: Artemis Fowl Published: July 2008 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Pages: From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 7/10 Finally, after months and months of failing miserably and being distracted by so many other adventures, I finally finished Eoin Colfer’s sixth Artemis Fowl novel, The Time Paradox. The Time […]

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  • Girl on Fire: Writing might be in the stars

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, June 18, 2015] One of my favorite things to do with my coworkers is talk about books and movies. We have such varying degrees of respect for different genres that sometimes it makes for interesting conversation hearing what two opposite-thinkers think about one bit of entertainment. Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedin

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  • Girl on Fire: Young is a subtle inspiration

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, June 4, 2015] Part of the job of a news reporter is to be unbiased: we tell the whole story, both sides, without including any personal thoughts into our stories because it’s up to our readers to form their own opinions. However, sometimes you find that one thing […]

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