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Review: The Book Thief

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakMy rating: 5 of 5 starsI finished reading this yesterday. After drying wet eyes and putting a weary heart to sleep, I went over what I loved and didn’t love. I’ll share cons first, so there’s something good to look forward to. The language was strong for a story centered […]

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Review: The Valley of Fear

The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan DoyleMy rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m a big fan of the BBC crime drama Sherlock, the way it is formatted and the way it appreciates its original source work and the love shown for it. The show’s love of the source material pushed me to read some […]

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Review: The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan DoyleMy rating: 4 of 5 stars This novel has to be one of the best mysteries I’ve read. I love the mysteries that occur on the moor, the way something is always to be puzzled over. When Watson arrived on the moor without Holmes I felt a […]

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Review: Carly’s Voice

Carly’s Voice by Arthur FleischmannMy rating: 5 of 5 stars What appears at first glance to be a seemingly tragic story – a young girl cannot speak or function the way other adolescents her age can – turns into a beautiful story of a voice waiting to be heard. Autism had trapped a young Carly […]

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Review: Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf by Hermann HesseMy rating: 4 of 5 stars So, I decided this would be an early birthday present to myself and managed to finish it the day before my birthday. So mission accomplished. I’d never read Hesse before, so this was uncharted territory. This book kind of scared me in the way that I […]

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Review: Flowers for Algernon

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel KeyesMy rating: 5 of 5 stars When I was in eighth grade, I read the short story “Flowers for Algernon” as part of the curriculum. I can relate to Charlie Gordon in that I live in the world of the disabled and the world of the non-disabled as he did. […]

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Review: Station Eleven

Station Eleven by Emily St. John MandelMy rating: 5 of 5 stars “Hell is the absence of the people you long for.” As many know by now, the science fiction genre in publishing has recently been gathering a lot of steam. We have books like Divergent that are very heavily hyped due to heavy action […]

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Review: Watership Down

Watership Down by Richard Adams My rating: 5 of 5 stars In loving memory of Richard Adams (1920 – 2016)  My relationship with Watership Down began about a year ago, (2013), on a sunny May afternoon. It was warm outside and I was basking in the sunlight on the terrace, allowing the swinging bench I […]

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New to this

I’m new to this. For now, I will be posting reviews of books I’ve read on goodreads.com. Just a simple post on this new medium. I may also post some of my own writings as well. We’ll see where this goes.