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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!

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Book Review: The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young

I wish I had read this book right after Sky in the Deep. I would have spent less time asking who people were from the last story and how it's related to this story. But I think I figured it out somewhat still. I read this almost a year after its previous book...

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Book Review: “Straight On Till Morning” by Liz Braswell

The Disney Twisted Tales series just keeps getting better and better. The author did another amazing job of channeling the familiar voices of Peter Pan's beloved characters while adding new twists and tales to the story.