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url 2017-05-30 19:08
Library Reads June 2017: The top ten books published this month that librarians across the country love.
Magpie Murders: A Novel - Anthony Horowitz
Silver Silence - Nalini Singh
The Waking Land - Callie Bates
Down Among the Sticks and Bones - Seanan McGuire
Do Not Become Alarmed - Maile Meloy
The Alice Network - Kate Quinn
The Child - Fiona Barton
The Little French Bistro - Nina George
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins Reid
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore: A Novel - Matthew J. Sullivan
Source: libraryreads.org/june-2017-libraryreads
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review 2016-08-05 20:15
Review: Big Magic
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear - Elizabeth Gilbert

Hello everyone and how's it going? Me, I'm doing pretty good, just enjoying the summer weather! Well, I'm going to straight to it and say that yes another review. No, not a Chronicle one. This is "Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert.

 

Elizabeth has become one of my favorite authors. Even though I have not read any of her fictional work. Her Non-fiction ones are amazing to me.

 

This one is no exception! I know that this is a little dorky of me to follow word for word and learn a new way of living life. With Big Magic she writes about how to live a creative life without fear to create. That it's awesome to be imperfect and not to ever try to be perfect. She also writes that creation/inspiration is magical and magic. That it comes and goes as it pleases. That creativity wasn't meant to be a suffering thing, that it's okay to happy on what your working on. To be a trickster and turn the world upside down!

 

I could go on and on about this book. But, if you're like me and want to experience this book then go ahead. I found this book to be amazing and freeing. Elizabeth writes with such a voice that I understand better than most. I don't care if I sound ridiculous or idiotic. I just get where she's coming from and she's awesome. 

 

Well, that's it from me! I'll be back on Monday all the same. With just two more books to be review on the Chronicles of Narnia saga. Be expecting those. Until then, I hope you all have a great day/night where ever you are.

 

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MAGIC!!!

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review 2016-08-01 20:09
The Only Pirate at the Party Review!!!
The Only Pirate at the Party - Brooke S. Passey,Lindsey Stirling

Hey everyone and how's it hanging? That's awesome! Oh me well I'm doing pretty good, just chilling a little and writing this review hehe! Yes, again with another review. Don't worry it's not another Chronicle book (that's on Wed..not kidding!) No, today is something different and I will be reviewing "The Only Pirate at the Party" by Lindsey Stirling and Brooke S. Passey.

 

This is a biography/autobiography of one of my favorite youtubers Lindsey Stirling!!!

 

I really enjoyed reading this book. I have been a fan of Lindsey for a few years and her music is so awesome. Her book focuses on her ups and downs throughout her childhood up til now. How she got started with playing the violin to her eating disorder that she had been fighting since she was a kid (she is better now, but of course she still fights.) She writes about her experience with America's Got Talent, youtube, college life, and many others. She also writes about one experience that really pissed me off. It was with famous singer Andrea Bocelli and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He had invited Lindsey to play along side with him and the orchestra. Then, to come find out how incredibly rude he and the orchestra were towards her. I'm sorry but if someone is incredibly rude to me &/or to anyone I know. I would not hold back when I call that person(s) out. So, basically they were telling her that she has no talent and she's a fake. No! she is not fake and she is talented. Coming for someone who is famous along with an orchestra who is too, who sings or plays someone else's work is worthy? Yeah okay I don't think so (I know that they are talented people, but come on!), Lindsey creates her own music and is talented in her own right!!!

 

I find this book really inspirational and moving. If you have not heard of this awesome woman I suggest you go and youtube her. She's got skills that I wish I had!

 

That's it from me! I hope you all go and check out Lindsey and see what she's all about. I will be back on Wed with yes another review on another Chronicle book. Just bare with me I am almost done with the series. Until then I hope you all have a great day/night where ever you are.

 

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VOLIN!!! 

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review 2016-07-29 21:17
Dumplin' Review!
Dumplin' - Julie Murphy

Hey everyone and how's it going? Well, me I'm doing pretty good. Today yes today I know crazy right it's Friday and I don't write on Fridays lol. Today I will be doing a review on a book that isn't apart of The Chronicles of Narnia yay hehe!!! I will be reviewing "Duplin'" by Julie Murphy. So, here we go!

 

The story is about 16 year old Williowdean Dickson (dubbed 'Dumplin' by her mom) Willow isn't a skinny girl at all. She has hips and thighs and so on. Along side her is her bestie Ellen since childhood and bonded over Dolly Parton! They are always together no matter what. Then there is her work Crush Bo who is handsome and a former Jock. Willow is taken aback when she finds out that Bo likes her as well! The two had ended up in a "relationship" but after awhile Willow's self-conscious starts to doubt this relationship. To gain back her Confidence she decides to enter her hometown's Miss Teen Blue Bonnet beauty pageant, where her mom runs the event. A lot has happened between the beginning of the story and to the end. And, Willowdean is in for the long haul...kind of!  

 

This book was really great! I enjoyed the teachings on what Julie had wanted to get across. Willowdean is well written and so is Ellen, Bo, her mom, and everyone else as well. There were moments in the book where I really wanted to smack some of the characters and also Willowdean herself. Some of the situations I wish there was a better way to handle, but it's written like it would in real life. This book had grabbed onto me pretty good and it wouldn't let go until I finished. Which is a good thing because I didn't want to stop reading, it felt like I was in high school again and that was kind of scary lol. (Thank god I'm done with school.) I would totally recommend this to everyone who has felt like a misfit or whoever. Dumplin' shows that it's awesome to be a misfit and yes I do love who I am and no one can change that! I could go on and on about this book, but I think I would let you all have your own opinion to this book.

 

Well, that is it from me! Maybe I should start writing on Fridays too?! Don't know yet, but I hope you all enjoyed this "quickish" review. I will be back on Monday as usually, until then I hope you all have a great day/night where ever you are.

 

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SUNSHINE AND LOLLIPOPS!!! 

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review 2015-08-26 15:18
Wowzers!
The Wrath and the Dawn - Renee Ahdieh

"For nothing, not the sun, not the rain, not even the brightest star in the darkest sky, could begin to compare to the wonder of you." This book....

 

 

I loved it. I knocked of half a star because I stayed up all night, read as fast as possible to get to the end only to fall of a steep cliff called quick ending with a dose of disappointment. You know when you have to go back 5-10 pages to see if you missed something?   Trilogies/Series are the worst!

 

Will I immediately pre-order the next book in the trilogy when it's listed....YES!

 

The hype is real. Diversity in characters, sultry romance with lots of tension and a fearless heroine made a great read. You can't forget to mention the side characters who were just as memorable and fun.

 

Just go read it, but if you detest romance and just like true fantasy, this book may not be for you.

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