Growing Up, Book Reviews

Beautiful Creatures Novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl * Book Review

Do you remember The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare where a normal teenager gets mixed up with creatures like faeries and werewolves and angels? Or Ink Exchange from Melissa Marr dealing with faeries and tattoos? Or maybe the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy? Well, there is this book about a teenage girl just turning 16, moving… Continue reading Beautiful Creatures Novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl * Book Review

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The Handmaid’s tale: a story about the importance of choice for a woman and a totalitarian approach to fecundity

This essay was first published on Reading Our Way to the Revolution on May 19, 2015. It’s no secret that The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, the great Canadian novelist, took religious and right wing attempts to control women’s reproductive lives one step further and created a dystopian future. As always with good future fantasy, it… Continue reading The Handmaid’s tale: a story about the importance of choice for a woman and a totalitarian approach to fecundity

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1Q84 – Book 1 * Haruki Murakami

“[1Q84] gets off to a vintage Murakami start: eerie wrinkles in an otherwise ordinary Tokyo day. A woman stuck in traffic decides to get out and walk. A struggling novelist is roped into a shady writing project. But with every page, the ready edges closer to an Orwellian rabbit hole. And when the plunge comes,… Continue reading 1Q84 – Book 1 * Haruki Murakami

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Series Book 1) * Stieg Larsson

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist… Continue reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Series Book 1) * Stieg Larsson

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American Gods Book Review * Neil Gailman

With the release of the American Gods TV Show, I decided to give the book a go and it is good! Very good! What do you worship? The American Gods TV Series Isn't Afraid to Go Full-On Weird, and That's What Makes It Great There aren’t many authors who have the kind of fandom that Neil Gaiman… Continue reading American Gods Book Review * Neil Gailman

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Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson – Book Review

Prepare your tissues as this book will not leave you dry-eyed. Full of love and more love and more love and a lot of loss, the book follows two couples who have something in common. Matt has been with both women and both have a baby. This change-of-pace love story is a powerfully moving novel… Continue reading Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson – Book Review

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American Pastoral * Philip Roth Book Review

It took me ages to finish this book, not because it was boring but because it was filled with clumpy description of un-interesting events and people who had little to no meaning towards the story. I got interested in this great classic of American literature after watching the movie starring Ewan McGregor and I thought -… Continue reading American Pastoral * Philip Roth Book Review

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Joe Hill * Horns

If you are not getting enough drama from the daily news, if you are looking for a paranormal story of death, murder, betrayal, rape and revenge, look no further than Joe Hill's Horns. Ig Perrish wakes up the day after the one year anniversary of his girlfriend's death. He drank way too much the night… Continue reading Joe Hill * Horns

Stephen King

Stephen King * 11/22/63 Book review

I must say I love this book. It's hefty in size but unlike Under the dome, Insomnia or Needful Things, it wasn't filled with unnecessary description of people and places but filled with stories about life and change. And in the middle of it, the question: If you were able to change history, would you do… Continue reading Stephen King * 11/22/63 Book review