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review 2019-03-01 15:39
Circe - Madeline Miller

I would give this more than 5 stars if I could! What if Circe wasn't the witch as Greek mythology recalls? Her story is expertly crafted by Miller, who could probably write an intriguing novel about watching grass grow. 

Read this for the story, love it for the writing. Bravo

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review 2019-03-01 15:34
What I Know For Sure
What I Know For Sure - Oprah Winfrey

I know for sure that Oprah Winfrey is a spiritual life guru who has figured out more than a few passing sentiments on her journey. 


A collection of articles over the years from O magazine, What I Know For Sure encompasses the wisdom of a life well-lived. I understand now why my mom and so many others follow this woman to the point of obsession. Oprah is not famous because she had a talk show - she is renowned for her observation and spirit. I highly recommend this as an audiobook, it was my daily commute for a week and I started the day much happier.

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review 2019-02-13 15:46
The Book of M - Peng Shepherd
The Book of M: A Novel - Peng Shepherd

First Impression: I want to fall into that cover <3


Character Development: Shepherd creates fully realized and humanly broken people with real problems and feelings. Distinct personalities and growth abound.


World Building: A future where losing the memory of the past will impact present reality. The idea of losing one's shadow, and the repercussions thereafter are bought to fruition in an original concept piece.


Writing Style: I'm now a fan of Shepherd, who understands how to hold suspense while satisfying curiosity. Timely and full of heart. 


What I Enjoyed: The characters, their relationships, and their journey! The magic and mythology weaved with a post-apocalyptic future brought intrigue to every chapter.


Overall Rating: 5 stars - I adored everything about this book.

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review 2019-02-04 16:08
WunderSmith is Wunderful!
Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow - Jessica Townsend

What I Enjoyed: Townsend writes to delight, weaving a cleverly imagined world through ink on a page. My greatest admiration for such a craft. Don't be fooled that it's for children - you'll be in Wunder all the same. 


Improvements: The middle gets a bit convenient and frustrating, setting up for a climax of course. I would like to see more balance as the series continues, but oh what a thrill in the last third!

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review 2019-01-24 23:44
Review - Vox
Vox - Christina Dalcher


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