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Book Review: “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien

I know this is probably an unpopular view, and I don't know why it is, but I find when I read Tolkien my mind loves to wander. I love his stories, I love his characters, I love the movies based off his books, but I lose focus when reading his books. It took me a while to figure it out but I believe it's because there is little dialogue compared to description of adventure. I think I'm a reader who thrives off character interaction, and sometimes I would read two whole chapters in The Hobbit where there was only a line or two of dialogue.

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Book Review: “Bravely” by Maggie Stiefvater

If I had known this book was coming out when it was announced in 2021 it would have been my most anticipated book! Even not knowing about it until it was released this month, I have still been long awaiting a Merida book from Disney. I've always felt Merida was my kindred princess. We both have a love of horses and archery (me more horses, her more archery, but still we both love both). We're both curly girlies with a love of independence and freedom. Since they started publishing the Twisted Tales series, I've had to watch them come up with great stories about every dang princess and then some but never Merida. It was frustrating. And then Facebook suggested this to me for an audiobook! I was elated! I immediately ordered the hardcover and set to reading it.

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Book Review: “Unbirthday” by Liz Braswell (Disney Twisted Tale)

Let me start off by saying I do not believe this book fits in with the premise of Disney's Twisted Tales series. The whole point of the series is to take the original story and twist it into something else. This story is more of a sequel. It does not twist the original story but takes place when Alice is an adult, eighteen or nineteen, and goes back to Wonderland to save it from the murderous Queen of Hearts....

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Girls Like us by Alex Apostol is FREE on Kindle today through Sunday

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ReReading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as an Adult

Observations, things I forgot about or didn't catch as a kid, favorite quotes, and more. There's much to share when you're rereading Harry Potter as an adult!