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review 2017-02-20 02:02
Juliet's Answer
Juliet's Answer: One Man's Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak - Glenn Dixon

I look at Juliet's Answer: One Man's Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak by Glenn Dixon as two separate books. One is a personal journey. The other is a history of a place and an organization. While the personal story of this book is not for me, the legend of Casa di Giuletta and the history of the secretaries of Juliet is fascinating. It makes me want to visit Verona and the Casa di Giuletta and perhaps write my very own letter to Juliet.

 

Read my complete review at Memories From Books - Juliet's Answer

 

Reviewed for NetGalley

 

Source: www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2017/02/juliets-answer.html
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review 2016-10-30 14:10
Gorgeous tale about love and being yourself...
The Answer (Steven Universe) - Rebecca Sugar,Tiffany Ford,Elle Michalka

It's nice to get Rose Quartz's past, but Ruby And Sapphire?  Well, they have a love story of their own here, and one that's met with resistance and horror by the other Gems.   (Although it has a lot to do with breaking conventions; this could be seen as a simple act of rebellion against fascism, or as something more.   Ruby and Sapphire literally merge.   I didn't read it as sexual, but I did read it as an act of love: Ruby knows that it's forbidden and does it for Sapphire's sake, anyway.)

 

It's not that the Gems aren't sexual at all.   Rose Quartz has to have some kind of contact with Steven's father to have him, but it's all alluded to: she has to give up her body and whether or not she has sex - as humanity thinks of sex - or Gem sex (whatever that might be) , or something that's in between?   It's hard to tell. 

 

Is merging sexual for them, as well as a military tactic to create larger, and more powerful, Gems?   Or are they asexual?    (Again, given Rose Quartz, and Ruby and Sapphire here, we know they aren't aromatic.)

 

This leaves us with many questions and one answer: love.   Love another, and you can do what seems impossible.   In the end, that was the only answer I needed, and I ended up crying happy tears at the end of this book.   

 

There's also a lot of playing with narratives - when a book should end and when it does, what is the proper narrative - and those mini Ruby and Sapphire's at the bottom and top of the book are amazing. 

 

Absolutely loved this book!

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review 2016-08-31 00:00
All About the Moon (Question and Answer Book)
All About the Moon (Question and Answer Book) - David A. Adler,Ray Burns Geared towards children, with simple but accurate explanations about the moon.
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review 2016-08-10 00:43
Wrong Question, Right Answer (The Bourbon Street Boys #3)
Wrong Question, Right Answer (The Bourbon Street Boys) - Elle Casey

DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM THE PUBLISHER THROUGH NET GALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW!

Unfortunately, I really didn't care for this book. My dislike of it was so strong that it took me three days to read it, and that's way too long for me!

My first major problem was with Toni. For the first two books, she's a "Take No Prisoners" kick butt kind of woman, but this book she's so stupid! It's blamed on "pregnancy brain", but it seemed a lot more than that...like she had a total personality shift just because she was pregnant!

Lucky wasn't much better. He was more sober than Toni, so he should have known better and put on a condom! Then, he winds up being a controlling jerk for most of the book, before growing up a bit and stepping back.

The suspense plot was non-existent practically, and what smidgen was there didn't make a bit of sense! It wasn't worth calling the book a romantic suspense.

All things considered, I won't be continuing the series, as it's mostly lackluster for me.

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review 2016-08-08 00:00
Wrong Question, Right Answer
Wrong Question, Right Answer - Elle Case... Wrong Question, Right Answer - Elle Casey DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM THE PUBLISHER THROUGH NET GALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW!

Unfortunately, I really didn't care for this book. My dislike of it was so strong that it took me three days to read it, and that's way too long for me!

My first major problem was with Toni. For the first two books, she's a "Take No Prisoners" kick butt kind of woman, but this book she's so stupid! It's blamed on "pregnancy brain", but it seemed a lot more than that...like she had a total personality shift just because she was pregnant!

Lucky wasn't much better. He was more sober than Toni, so he should have known better and put on a condom! Then, he winds up being a controlling jerk for most of the book, before growing up a bit and stepping back.

The suspense plot was non-existent practically, and what smidgen was there didn't make a bit of sense! It wasn't worth calling the book a romantic suspense.

All things considered, I won't be continuing the series, as it's mostly lackluster for me.
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