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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 2016-07-02 06:02
The Answer
The Answer (Animorphs, #53) - Katherine Applegate

I had a long thing typed up but then my browser crashed so let me just say that this book was so so good (I had actual goosebumps while Jake saw the mission in its entirety). Everything has been leading up to this and it didn't disappoint. We're seeing so much pay off for the groundwork laid in the series.

 

In the future there are books I'll probably be tempted to skip all together, but I think that would be a mistake. Even the bad books, even all the bits that don't make sense or contradict each other, I think they're all worth reading. I think there's something in each of them that contributes to where the characters are in this penultimate book and to miss any of it would be a shame.

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text 2016-03-26 01:30
Recent Favorite Science Fiction/Dystopian
Cinder - Marissa Meyer
Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard
Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson
Shadow and Bone - Lauren Fortgang,Leigh Bardugo
Throne of Glass - Sarah J Maas
The Ask and the Answer - Patrick Ness

Last year I made a post with my favorite dystopians. I read so many each year I figured I need to do another one! 

 

I loved the entirety of the Lunar Chronicles. It's my most recommended book so far and everyone has LOVED them. 

 

Red Queen has very mixed reviews but  I adore it. The second one even more so than the first. Give it a shot. 

 

Steelheart is my first Brandon Sanderson book and its a lot of fun, heavy on the weaponry. Had my brother read it and he's also obsessed. Waiting for the second on audio still. 

 

There is A LOT of talk about the Grisha series. And rightly so. The ending was a bit disappointing but overall a lot of fun. And be sure to read her latest, Six of Crows. 

 

Throne of Glass. Very mixed opinions on this series. Some of the books are better than others. Its a long one and still not finished. I read this all over vacation and still enjoyed it. Good, fun fantasy. And will keep you occupied for quite some time. 

 

The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking series). Patrick Ness is a writing genius. Enough said. 

 

My past favorite 2015/2016 science fiction series so far. Still have a lot of this year to go. 

 

I also really enjoyed, 

 

Orphan Queen (book two coming out soon) 

Storyspinner (I have Skylighter checked out right now and am super pumped for it) 

After the End - was a fun audio book. 

And many more.....lots of reading to go for this year! 

 

Any favorites lately? Love science fiction/fantasy as much as I do?? 

 

 

 

 

 

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