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Review: The Name of the Wind

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss My rating: 5 of 5 stars “I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger […]

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Review: Lolita

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov My rating: 5 of 5 stars “Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.  She was Lo, plain Lo, in the […]

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Review: Neverwhere

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Gaiman is a master of fantasy…. “‘Young man,’ he said, ‘understand this: there are two Londons. There’s London Above – that’s where you lived – and then there’s London Below – the Underside – inhabited by the people who fell through the cracks in the […]

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Review: Micro God

Micro God by K. R. Martin My rating: 4 of 5 stars “It is only the damned that need fear me. That which is destroyed cannot be restored. That which is mended cannot be maintained.” I was introduced to K.R. Martin through his popular YouTube show The Book was Better. I thoroughly enjoy Martin’s content […]

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Review: The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book by Neil GaimanMy rating: 4 of 5 stars So quick story before I dive into this review. I was going into ninth grade, about five years ago now, and this was on my Summer Reading List. I picked it up, but the story wasn’t grabbing me right away (I was very impatient […]

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Review: Rendezvous at the Populaire – A Novel of Sherlock Holmes

Rendezvous at the Populaire – A Novel of Sherlock Holmes by Kate WorkmanMy rating: 4 of 5 stars “My dear friend, you cannot best me. You may kill me, but my spirit will not be taken down by a mere mortal. And that is precisely what you are.”Sometimes, even a machine like Sherlock Holmes may […]

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Review: Frankenstein

Frankenstein by Mary ShelleyMy rating: 4 of 5 stars “Beware; for I am fearless and therefore powerful.” Wow… just wow. Let me start off by saying that I am reading this in my senior English class. My teacher knows how much I enjoy reading and, shortly after we began reading a modernized version of this […]

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Review: Running from Safety: An Adventure of the Spirit

Running from Safety: An Adventure of the Spirit by Richard BachMy rating: 4 of 5 stars “Life is.” Sometimes in the rush of life, we forget the maxim written above. Life is not a mystery, life is not about waking up and getting through the day. On its own, life simply is, but we in […]

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Review: The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel

The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony HorowitzMy rating: 5 of 5 stars I keep reading the preface in Martin Freeman’s voice now. Oh, God…A novel that takes a beloved character and puts a different twist on him/her can be tricky territory. The readers scrutinize the character and make sure it stands […]

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Review: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan CainMy rating: 5 of 5 stars I went into this knowing. Knowing and accepting that I am an introvert. While my mother enjoys going out and engaging in social situations, I count down until it’s time to go home. Not that […]