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Review: Endangered by Jean Love Cush

Review: Endangered by Jean Love Cush

The subject of Jean Love Cush’s novel is one that is close to my heart. Not only are the state of our prison system and our criminal justice system’s inherent racial bias topics that I am very passionate about, but there are also many, many people whom I care about who have to worry about this on a daily basis. This is not okay.

The gist of the story in Endangeredis this: Malik is a…

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Review: Chasing the Sun by Natalia Sylvester

Review: CHASING THE SUN by Natalia Sylvester

Chasing the Sunis set against the backdrop of the civil unrest that was taking place in Lima, Peru, in the early 1990s. I knew relatively nothing about Peru before reading this and I learned quite a few interesting things in the process. For example, did you know that Mario Vargas Llosa ran for the presidency of Peru in 1990? Llosa is one of those writers whom I’ve been meaning to read for a long…

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Review: Sweet Tooth by Tim Anderson

Review: SWEET TOOTH by Tim Anderson

This was a fun memoir to read. Tim Anderson has been compared to David Sedaris (as far as Sweet Tooth goes), and I really did laugh as much while reading Sweet Tooth as I have laughed reading Sedaris’ books.

I was hooked from the first line of the Prologue:

To a boy whose ideal snack was Little Debbie Zebra Cakes, the existence of a disease like diabetes seemed like the dark work of a mean God.

S…

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RIP Maya Angelou, who died today at the age of 86. 

Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou at the 2013 National Book Awards Dinner and Ceremony on November 20, 2013 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Photo by Robin Platzer/ Twin Images.

Two of my favorite women/writers in one photo. RIP, Dr. Maya Angelou.

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RIP Maya Angelou, who died today at the age of 86.

Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou at the 2013 National Book Awards Dinner and Ceremony on November 20, 2013 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Photo by Robin Platzer/ Twin Images.

Two of my favorite women/writers in one photo.

RIP, Dr. Maya Angelou.

Bout of Books 10: Master Post & Reading List

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Reading list:

I won’t be getting to all of these (obviously), but this is the list of books I’ll be choosing from this week (I’ll be reading just parts of some for readalongs and book clubs). sj and I will be reading some of them together because that’s how we roll.

  • Idiopathy, Sam Byers
  • Sedition, Katharine Grant
  • The Dynamite Room, Jason Hewitt

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World Book Night 2014

World Book Night 2014, My Experience #WBN2014

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I was a giver for World Book Night this year. It was my first time so I was a bit nervous, but I was also excited and knew I’d have a good time. As someone who has been in love with books for as long as I can remember, I can’t think of anything more fun and rewarding than sharing my love of books and reading with others by being able to give them one of my favorite books.

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I had my box of books…

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Okay, I’m In: Bout of Books 10

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The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are…

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Reading Wrap-Up(s): February, March, and April

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Guess I slacked off on my reading wrap-ups for a couple of months, so now I have three months worth to share with you. Wow.

WINTER IS OVER. I can’t express in words how truly happy this makes me. It’s still been pretty chilly here for spring, but I’ll take temperatures in the 50s over temps in the 20s any day.

Let’s see…what has been going on…

I’m still working my way through the Desmond Elliott…

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Master Post

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And so begins Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. This post may have already been published, but I guarantee I haven’t even gotten out of bed yet. Three cheers for scheduling posts ahead of time!

I wasn’t expecting to participate, but sj decided to join and convinced me to join, too. There was a whole ton oftiny bit of arm twisting involved, but it’s been a while since I’ve…

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Review: Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yates

Review: BLACK CHALK by Christopher J. Yates

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Title: Black Chalk

Author: Christopher J. Yates

Format: Paperback – 346 pages

Genre: Fiction

Publisher: Random House UK – April 1, 2014

Source: Publisher / TLC Book Tours

From the back cover:

How well do you know your best friends?

How far would you go to protect them?

How far would you go to break them?

It was only ever meant to be a game. A game of consequences, of silly…

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