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review 2018-04-21 15:18
The Scarecrow Queen - Melinda Salisbury

“In every fairy tale there is a kernel of truth, and that is the truth of this one. For him, I am poison. I am his death. And I will deliver.” 

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video 2018-04-14 22:03

Not featured is the book I somehow forgot about, Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu.

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video 2018-04-07 00:30
The Sleeping Prince - Melinda Salisbury
Rebel of the Sands - Alwyn Hamilton
The Hidden People - Alison Littlewood
The Scarecrow Queen - Melinda Salisbury
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text 2018-04-03 19:08
My April TBR

I have a few book club books for April, plus some library books. Here are a list of books I want to read during April.

 

Deadly Divas Book Club is reading The Secret Mother

 

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The Name of the Book club is reading Assassin's Apprentice

 

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Peter Likes Books is doing a group readalong for VC Andrews starting with My Sweet Audrina

 

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and then Heaven.

 

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 Library books:

The Tale of Despereaux: The Graphic Novel

 

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Speak: The Graphic Novel

 

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Josie and the Pussycats Vol. 1

 

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Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!

 

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Of course I suck at keeping up with TBRs, but here is hoping I can read these books in April! I probably will read a bunch of others as well, depending on mood!!

 

What books will you be reading in April?

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review 2018-03-25 07:24
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Trigger warning: Rape

 

This is the third time I've read this book.

 

 

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I know I read it first when I was a teenager. I read it again when I was in my late 20s. Even though I knew the story was important, I did not care for it either time. I did not like the format, it did not flow with me. I felt bad that I didn't like the book, and I don't really know why. I feel mood and life experiences can really play a part in how you feel about something.

I decided I wanted to give it a second chance, well a third chance. I am glad that I did. I don't know why I couldn't like the book the first two times, but I could really relate to the main character this time around. Her anxiety, how she felt about having to be silent, like nobody would care or understand. I know how that feels, though for different reasons. I feel like I've grown as a person and I am better able to put myself in her shoes.

 

I also want to point out that the format did not bother me at all this time. In fact, I really liked the writing style and the way it was made to look like a diary. I'm not sure why I didn't like it before, because I've loved diary books for ages.

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Original rating was 2 stars:

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You know, I just did not like this book. I think it was the format of the book that put me off. However, I think this story is important and needs to be told/read.

 

(I really wish I wrote proper reviews back in the days. I still have trouble with them, but at least I think I'm trying harder.)

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