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Jeff Lindsay * Darkly Dreaming Dexter Book 1

It's been close to 13 years since I first read this book. The "Dexter" show was in full swing and I ran across the book in the stores and, since I wanted to be a police-woman, I wanted to see how serial killers thought and behaved first hand. And who could teach better than Dexter,… Continue reading Jeff Lindsay * Darkly Dreaming Dexter Book 1

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The Haunting of Ashburn House * Darcy Coates * Book review

I really liked this book and I'll tell you why! There is nothing better than a gothic-style house, a newcomer that finds there is a gruesome secret behind it and the moment they find out it's haunted and they're in mortal danger. There were several pieces of literature lying about my house concerning haunted houses… Continue reading The Haunting of Ashburn House * Darcy Coates * Book review

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Jeffrey Archer – Mightier than the sword

OK, I love Jeffrey Archer's stories! The short ones at least. I tried reading Mightier than the sword and I found myself putting it down more often than I picked it up. No idea why it bored me so much... Plot: Mightier than the Sword opens with an IRA bomb exploding during the MV Buckingham's maiden voyage… Continue reading Jeffrey Archer – Mightier than the sword

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Captive Prince (Captive Prince #1) by C.S. Pacat * Crappiest Book of the year award

Oh my God. It's been a while since I disgustedly threw a book out the window! What the hell did I just read? I am used to smutty novels and BDSM is always in the books in the form of Fifty Shades or The Beauty's Punishment but this book is a whole new level. Slavery… Continue reading Captive Prince (Captive Prince #1) by C.S. Pacat * Crappiest Book of the year award

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Reconstructing Amelia By Kimberly McCreight * Book Review

Reconstructing Amelia follows the story of working mother, Kate, who receives a call one day from her teenage daughter’s school telling her that her daughter, Amelia, has been suspended and needs to be picked up. Due to traffic and work obstacles, Kate arrives at the school late, and by the time she does, there are… Continue reading Reconstructing Amelia By Kimberly McCreight * Book Review

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Tahereh Mafi * Destroy Me (“Shatter Me” Series 1.5) Book Review

Not since Margaret Atwood's Fallen women that I had the opportunity to see another way of falling. Falling in love. “And I've fallen. So hard. I've hit the ground. Gone right through it. Never in my life have I felt this. Nothing like this. I've felt shame and cowardice, weakness and strength. I've known terror and… Continue reading Tahereh Mafi * Destroy Me (“Shatter Me” Series 1.5) Book Review

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Hughes’ I Wonder As I Wander: Reveries of an Itinerant Poet

Langston Hughes’ autobiography from the years 1931 through New Year’s Day 1938 covers his early years as a professional writer during the Great Depression, in which he travels extensively and observes practices and politics as well as the status of black people throughout the world. "Most of my life from childhood on has been spent… Continue reading Hughes’ I Wonder As I Wander: Reveries of an Itinerant Poet

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Freeway Games * Orson Scott Card – Short Story Review

"Don't worry, lady," he said. "I'm not following you this time, just going my own sweet way home." Maps in a Mirror (1990) is a collection of short stories by American writer Orson Scott Card. Like Card's novels, most of the stories have a science fiction or fantasy theme. This specific short story drew my… Continue reading Freeway Games * Orson Scott Card – Short Story Review