Mini Reviews: February 2020

We’re almost halfway through March already, but what with all of the corona consternation (and me begin hooked on The Sims 2 again) I just hadn’t gotten around to writing my monthly mini reviews yet. Speaking of the coronavirus: I hope everyone’s doing alright! Please take the necessary precautions and stay at home as much […]

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Reading the Oldest Book on My TBR: Everything Is Illuminated

With only a yellowing photograph in hand, a young man — also named Jonathan Safran Foer — sets out to find the woman who may or may not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Accompanied by an old man haunted by memories of the war; an amorous dog named Sammy Davis, Junior, Junior; and […]

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Mini Reviews: January 2020

The first month of 2020 is over! I was looking forward to starting a brand new reading year in January and although I didn’t have a set TBR at the start of the month, I did end up sort of participating in a readathon halfway through. It’s called the Backlist Bookathon and it’s all about […]

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My Reading Year in Review: 2019 Was a Good Year!

We’re almost at the end of 2019! The time between Christmas and New Year’s is a time of doing absolutely nothing while at the same time trying to finish up everything before a brand new year rolls around. Over the past few days, I spent most of my time reading (and I also went to […]

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Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill: How Toxic Is Too Toxic?

Freida and Isabel have been best friends their whole lives. Now, aged sixteen and in their final year at the School, they expect to be selected as companions—wives to wealthy and powerful men. The alternative—life as a concubine—is too horrible to contemplate. But as the intensity of the final year takes hold, the pressure to […]

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Why The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker Made Me Angry

‘I heard him before I saw him: his battle cry ringing round the walls…’ When her city falls to the Greeks, Briseis’s old life is shattered. She goes from queen to captive, from free woman to slave, awarded to the godlike warrior Achilles as a prize of battle. She’s not alone. On the same day, […]

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Why On the Come Up by Angie Thomas Is Worth the Hype

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food […]

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Mini Reviews: February Wrap-Up

While January seemed to go on for ages, February felt like it was over in a heartbeat. I blame it on those three days we didn’t have. I didn’t read as much in February as I did in January, but I did have a ton of fun reading! I read what is now a new […]

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Mini Reviews [4]: January edition

The first month of the year is already over! Well, I say “already”, but January definitely felt like it was longer than 31 days, didn’t it? Have we uncovered a conspiracy here? One of the reasons why I think January was longer than most months is that I managed to read six books this month! […]

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My Thoughts on Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas (with spoilers!)

This review contains spoilers for the entire Throne of Glass series, including Kingdom of Ash itself Aelin has risked everything to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve […]

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