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Book Review: “The Invincible Miss Cust” by Penny Haw

I am always on the lookout for horsey books that don't feel too juvenile, which is an area literature is hugely lacking in if I do say so myself. That's why I was so excited to stumble upon "The Invincible Miss Cust" in my Bookbub newsletter. It was under a historical novel sale, which is also right up my alley. It follows the life from childhood until the end of Miss Aleen Cust, the first woman veterinarian of Great Britain and Ireland.

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Book Review: Never Never by Serena Valentino

The more I read this series the more I like it and realize just how much planning and thought went into it. Each book ties into the next, culminating in the story of the Odd Sisters and how each of the villain's stories are a part of their own fairy tale book where they write the fate of the villains.

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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: “The Once and Future Witches” by Alix E. Harrow

This was a big book that blended magic and Salem history beautifully! I am happy I chose it for my Halloween read this year. It's a story of many things; witches and suffragettes, love and evil, motherhood and sisterhood. So many themes run through this well-thought out novel that it kept the pages turning furiously for me.

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Book Review: A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan

This was not the typical witch story I thought I was going to be getting when I picked this up. Wanting a story of magic and maybe even some scares, this was nothing like that but still it did not disappoint. This is a fantastic story of mothers and daughters...with a little magic tossed in here and there. If you like Alice Hoffman, you'll love Louisa Morgan!