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Book Review: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

Book Review: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

Book Reviews | August 10, 2012

Quite a bit better than The Fellowship of the Ring. I just enjoyed it a lot more, despite the fact that it took me like 3 times longer to read. But hey, whatever, it’s vacation, there’s no rush. While I didn’t remember the movie version of The Two Towers being better than the movie version of the Fellowship, […]

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Book Review: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

Book Review: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

Book Reviews | July 28, 2012

Oh hello there. Do not judge me for never having read this before. I feel guilty enough as it is. But here I am, reading the most classic fantasy series ever. I tried multiple times before to get into it but each time lost interest. Not this time. I found it surprisingly easy to read, while I had […]

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Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Book Reviews | July 23, 2012

“Are you really reading about angels, Debby?” Yes. I read a book about angels. I too thought it would totally not be my cup of tea. But Laini Taylor is a master storyteller, has the most beautiful prose, and creates a story I would think impossible not to love. The prose was possibly the strongest point of this […]

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Book Review: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Book Review: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Book Reviews | July 16, 2012

I don’t really know quite how to feel about this one. I’d heard a lot of hype about it, quite a few people I know really love it. While the story was good and intriguing, something still kept me from connecting to it. This novel is another example, in my case, of how wrong expectations can ruin a […]

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Book Review: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Book Review: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Book Reviews | July 12, 2012

This was an interesting one. It came quite highly recommended, I believe one of the most highly anticipated YA Dystopias of the year. But I’m a bit torn, hence my rating. There were things I liked, things I didn’t like, things I thought could have benefited from more elaboration, but ultimately I think it’s a good set up […]

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Book Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Book Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Book Reviews | July 2, 2012

This is probably my favorite “classic” that I’ve ever read. Jane Austen created an absolutely beautiful story. While reading it I could totally imagine ladies of the 19th century being enthralled with the romance – fangirls before fangirls existed. But that’s the thing: it’s a perfectly crafted love story. I’ve always, always adored love-hate relationships and this has […]

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Book Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Book Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Book Reviews | June 15, 2012

So I had been hearing about this book for ages, really. Almost two years and I just now got around to finally reading it. Considering what I had heard (not much about the story, but the emotions people had about it) I had pretty high expectations, but the book exceeded my wildest dreams. I cried. I seriously, seriously […]

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Book Review: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

Book Review: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

Book Reviews | June 12, 2012

Wow. After The Lost Hero, which was extremely disappointing to me, The Son of Neptune is a definite improvement. I started really skeptically, and the first half was extremely slow and contrived, but the second half more than made up for it. The Positives I think should first give honorable mention to Ella. I think of all the […]

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