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Book Review: “The Girl in the Tower” (Winter Trilogy) by Katherine Arden

★★★★★ When I read the first book in this trilogy, "The Bear and the Nightengale", I fell inlove with it almost immediately. It was different from anything else I'd read, it incorporated Russian folklore and history beautifully without making it feel hokey, and the character was a seemingly ordinary, not so beautiful, disobedient girl. I… Continue reading Book Review: “The Girl in the Tower” (Winter Trilogy) by Katherine Arden

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Book Review: Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

★★★★★ HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY! I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did since it is out of my norm for reading genres. I do like historical fiction, but its usually still packed with action, mystery, intrigue. This is not an action-packed book and to be honest not that much… Continue reading Book Review: Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

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Book Review: “Wonder Woman: Warbringer” by Leigh Bardugo

★★★★★ I have to admit, at first I was skeptical on this one. I knew it was a YA novel with teenage characters and so, going in, I thought it was going to be painfully teenagery. I'd never read a Leigh Bardugo novel so I had no idea what to expect. I was more than… Continue reading Book Review: “Wonder Woman: Warbringer” by Leigh Bardugo

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Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

★★★★★ I am a huge lover of cultural anthropology, mythology, folklore, and fairy tales, and this was by far the best book I have read in a long time! It's categorized as YA Fantasy/Folklore/Fairy tale but it does not feel YA at all when you read it. A lot of Russian cultural research went into… Continue reading Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

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Book Review: “Practical Magic” by Alice Hoffman

★★★★ This might be a lengthy review because there is so much I have to say about this book! (Good and not so good) I just wanted to lay there out there from the beginning. Let me start by saying that I have watched the movie Practical Magic every single fall season multiple times for… Continue reading Book Review: “Practical Magic” by Alice Hoffman