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review 2017-07-08 23:32
Fast Pace
High Adventure: The Solomon Ring of Kilimanjaro - Randall Allen Dunn

This one was a bit out of my wheelhouse, but that didn't keep me from enjoying the fast pace and adventure of the story. The story starts with a lion and then a snake and doesn't let up from there. The book is well-written with good character development and the pace of Jack and Amanda's story kept me turning pages.

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review 2017-06-28 01:10
"The Great Fruitcake Quest"
The Wedding Ring Quest (Harlequin Historical) - Carla Kelly

... should be the more appropriate title. :P

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review 2017-06-05 15:32
Girl A.
Girl A: The truth about the Rochdale sex ring by the victim who stopped them - Ebury Digital

Absolutely heartbreaking.

 

If you're in the UK you would of known about ITVs showing of three girls a three-part drama Based on the true stories of the victims of the grooming and sexual abuse case of Rochdale that hit the headlines.

 


When details emerged a nation was outraged and asked how these sickening events came to pass.

 

 I believe this is the written story of one of the victims at lest I really hope it is, and all proceeding's and money of buying the book goes to her and her baby.

 

This book had me in tears It makes for a harrowing read and isn't something I would normally read at all. But I felt so much anger after watching the TV drama that I felt I needed to read the book. It didn't help, I felt even more anger and disgust at the police services. And those that were supposed to protect the girls. This isn't for the faint of heart at all and I don't recommend it at all if you over think about book's. My heart truly goes out to the victim's of this book and hope for their sake the monster's Will never get a normal life again.

 

 

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text 2017-05-26 21:46
Personal Canon - Hobbit and LOTR
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien,Michael Hague
The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien

Author: JRR Tolkien

First Read: 6 or 7 years old.

 

                I can’t remember when I first read the Hobbit.  I do know when I first read LOTR.  It was when I went with my mom to the eye doctor.  She started reading it to me, and when she couldn’t continue because of the eye drops, I started reading it on my own.  About four years later, I received my own illustrated copy of the Hobbit (with Hague illustrations, so he is my first LOTR artist), and then a few years after that, I brought my own copies of Fellowship, Towers, and King.  When the movies came out, I caved and brought hardcover editions of the trilogy.  Additionally, it is one of the few books where I own multiple versions – not only physical books, but kindle version, audio cassette versions, and Audible files. 

 

                And that’s not counting the movies.

 

                But let’s not count those because I will keep bitching about the lack of a thrush.

 

                I have read the books so many times, that I got a little po’ed when I reviewed the kindle version of LOTR and somebody thought it was the first time I read the books. 

 

                When I first read the books, I found everything before the Council of Elrond boring and after the first two times I read the story, skipped it for a bit.  I liked the bit at the Ford, but the Council of Elrond was where it was at because it had Elves.  I loved Elves because they had bows like Robin Hood.  Flynn’s Robin Hood was the first movie I saw, the Pyle version of Robin Hood was one of the first books I owned.  Bard was my favorite character in the Hobbit because he had a bow.  You see how it goes.  I also couldn’t figure out why Arwen married Strider because she didn’t do anything but sew.

 

 

                While I agree with Pratchett -that if you think LOTR is the greatest book every, you haven’t read it enough, I love this book.  It isn’t perfect, but it holds up well.  And yes, there are parts that don’t quite fit – Tom Bombadil for instance, but their friendship and bonds that run though the novel are the joy of the novel.

 

                As I got older, I grew to love the Arwen story at the same time I got angry with how it set such a standard of elven maiden giving up immortality to marry a human man, something in reverse that you tend not to see too often.  I realized that there are aspects of the Prof in many characters, perhaps mostly in Eowyn when she complains of being left to burn in the hall when men have more use for it.

 

                What the Prof did was not only give Britain a saga, a story that Milton wished to do.  He didn’t just simply set the standard for world building or create a template that writers like Terry Brooks would “borrow” (or steal) for years to come.

 

                It’s humanity.  Really. 

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review 2017-04-28 22:40
In The Ring
In the Ring: A Dario Caivano Novel - Perri Forrest Title: In The Ring Author: Perri Forrest Publisher: Chic Lioness Publishing, LLC. Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review: "In The Ring" by Perri Forrest My Thoughts. Good Read! This author gives the reader something to think about...what happens when a secret finally comes out but was it really a secret that one important person already knew about it? I kept wondering what was it about these sisters that seemed to keep them apart [Chanel & Rochelle]? Let's not leave out the two main characters... Chanel & Dario who were two interesting people were truly drawn together in so many ways. Well, all I can say is that is this was one amazing read with twist and turns that that one will only have to pick up and read to see how well this author presents it to the readers. I enjoyed how the story flowed so well together and in the end all I can say is that the readers will gets one simply a good read.
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