Okay, so I'm just going to say upfront that this definitely isn't the kind of book you should be reading if you're worried about triggers because you have lost a loved one to illness or an accident. Most people are probably familiar with the movie, "My Sister's Keeper." Cameron Diaz gives a, frankly, phenomenal performance … Continue reading My Sister’s Keeper
"The Boys in the Boat" follows the American crew team that competed and won gold at the 1936 Olympics in Germany. This book is a different genre from those that I usually read, but it's an incredibly inspiring story. Although it follows the lives of all nine members of the crew team, it focuses specifically … Continue reading The Boys in the Boat
So, in case it hasn't been made clear up to this point, I'm a huge nerd. In addition to my Harry Potter obsession, and other geeky attributes, I'm also a big video game fan. I rarely play them these days, and not because I've outgrown them or any other such mature rationality, but because I … Continue reading Ready Player One
I just finished reading the first two books in a potentially 10-book series known as, "The Stormlight Archives" by Brandon Sanderson. Next to "Harry Potter", it is probably the best book series ever written, and I'm only two books in! Many might say it's even better than "Harry Potter", but I will never betray Harry … Continue reading The Stormlight Archives “The Way of Kings” and “Word of Radiance.”
One of my absolute favorite books I have read this year is "A Man Called Ove," by Fredrik Backman. The basic plot follows the story of a crotchety old widower, Ove, who's life is turned upside down when a young family with two daughters moves in across the street. A more detailed description of … Continue reading A Man Called Ove
I am HUGE "Harry Potter" fan. Always have been. I probably reread the entire series once a year and it never gets old. My ultimate dream vacation is Harry Potter World and I am not ashamed of that fact. So one might be surprised to learn that I had never had any intention or desire … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
I chose "Wuthering Heights" as my Barnes & Noble Classic for the reading challenge. It has been on my to-read list for years and I figured this was the perfect opportunity to finally check that one off. However, although I feel impressed with myself when I look at my list and see "Wuthering Heights" printed … Continue reading Wuthering Heights
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