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review 2022-06-16 00:42
If The Fates Allow - Rainbow Rowell

I don't know what I was expecting when I saw a Jell-O mold on the cover and read the title, but it wasn't what I got. Probably a good thing though. 
This is a COVID romance of sorts. We are living in this unusual new normal time and the story was appropriate for the events with wit added to it. I actually laughed out loud three or four times. There were moments that were cute, and moments that stuck home. 
I really appreciate the authors' writing. She just has a way of telling a story that makes a reader want to hear it. This little story was no exception! I also loved how she incorporated her own surroundings in the story. I haven't read a story with a Nebraska backdrop before. It was cool for me. I like to armchair travel.
Anyway if you haven't read anything by this author, which I highly doubt, start with this little ditty. You will enjoy it too!
Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2022/06/if-fates-allow-rainbow-rowell-27.html
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review 2022-05-07 14:14
The Witch's Vacuum (And Other Stories) - Terry Pratchett
The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner: Deluxe Hardback Collector's Edition - Terry Pratchett
I got a free audio copy, so I decided to give it a whirl. I'm so glad I did! What magic lies within!!
It is a great anthology of short stories. Each one is different and most of them had me engrossed. I did lose track on a couple, but audiobooks always do that to me. 
The narrator was great, and I like the use of some sound effects. It brought some of the stories to life.
I really enjoyed The Great Train Robbery, An Ant Called 4179003, and Wizard War. To be fair, this set has me wanted to read more from the author. 
 
Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2022/05/the-witchs-vacuum-cleaner-and-other.html
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review 2022-05-01 14:58
The Backbone of the World - Stephen Graham Jones

 

I read the synopsis and was so intrigued, I had to read it!
Also being Native, I am drawn to all things surrounding Native culture.
This was also my introduction to the author. So I had many great reasons to be happy going into this.
It was kind of weird though. Not gonna lie. It was also kind of genius. You really have no clue what's happening until the very end, and then you totally get everything.
I loved Frog. She was a character.
I really like those kind of stories. Sadly, they can often be the ones you see other people DNFing, because they don't keep going they miss the brilliance of the whole tale.
I look forward to reading more from this author.
Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2022/05/the-backbone-of-world-stephen-graham.html
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review 2022-04-25 00:07
Almost Interesting - David Spade
Almost Interesting: The Memoir - David Spade,David Spade,HarperAudio
When I saw this one on sale I had to grab it. David Spade is so funny, and I was hoping the book would be too!
It was, and it wasn't. I hate to admit, I liked him more before I read his book.
He's funny, sure, but most of this book was him telling stories about his life. The ones he chose to tell have my eyebrows raised, I mean, maybe he really isn't that interesting after all, but especially with Chris Farley, I was disappointed in what he revealed to us. They really were not the most flattering things, for a guy who says he loved him. You'd figure the tales he told would be more endearing, not embarrassing. 
So I feel like I wasted a couple bucks here, but that's ok. Not everyone that you admire will be so admirable in the end.
 
Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2022/04/almost-interesting-david-spade-17.html
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review 2022-04-14 01:14
#1 Learn Pole Dancing - Lillianna Blake
#1 Learn Pole Dancing (Single Wide Female: The Bucket List) - Lillianna Blake,P. Seymour
I saw this for free on Amazon and thought it looked fun. I wasn't wrong either! I literally laughed out loud at one point just picturing a moment in Samantha's life. It was so funny, I even shared it with the hubby.
I would pay to read more, and it looks like I will because no more are free. It's worth it though. Samantha is a relatable character, and her "bucket list" sounds like a ride I want to be on! Even if only through reading.
A short but cute read! I definitely recommend!
 
Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2022/04/1-learn-pole-dancing-lillianna-blake-16.html
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