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Scythe » Book Review

Scythe » Book Review

The Premise of Neil Shusterman’s Scythe Most science fiction and dystopian writers out there agree — in the future, humanity will have either colonized space and left our beleaguered Earth behind, or we’ll still be here, living in post-apocalyptic misery. Neil Shusterman, however, has come up with an alternative scenario in his latest book, Scythe.  Shusterman imagines […]

Ellen wrote this post on November 27, 2016 / 6 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday: Pre-Blogging TBR Books Yet To Be Read

Top Ten Tuesday: Pre-Blogging TBR Books Yet To Be Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Ellen: This week’s topic is about our bitterest defeats of resolve, our worst failures to follow through. It’s about our Top 10 TBR Books From Our Pre-Blogging Days That We’ve Yet To Read. Ellen’s Picks The Light Bearer · Donna Gillespie I’ve been meaning […]

Ellen wrote this post on August 23, 2016 / 12 Comments
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Romances With Musical Elements » Mini-Reviews #3

Romances With Musical Elements » Mini-Reviews #3

I’ve been on a romance novel kick! I get into these grooves sometimes, where I just want to read about people falling in love. It’s heartwarming! However, romance novels can also be low-quality books at times. You really have to go digging for love stories that fit your preference. So I got out my shovel […]

Ellen wrote this post on August 17, 2016 / 5 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books With An Ocean Setting

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books With An Ocean Setting

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted weekly by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books With an X Setting, where X is each blog’s own choice. Ellen immediately was drawn to a certain setting… the ocean. What especially is interesting to her, is how the ocean can play a meaningful […]

Ellen wrote this post on August 16, 2016 / 15 Comments
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The Guest Room » Book Review

The Guest Room » Book Review

The Premise of The Guest Room In The Guest Room, Richard is a married investment banker and father to a nine year-old daughter. He decides to host his younger brother’s bachelor party in his own suburban home. He and his wife strongly suspect that the groom and his friends will hire “female entertainment.” The couple shake their heads […]

Ellen wrote this post on August 11, 2016 / 10 Comments
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Discussion of It Ends With Us, by Colleen Hoover

Discussion of It Ends With Us, by Colleen Hoover

C O N T A I N S   S P O I L E R S !!! Welcome to our discussion feature!  Lately, we’ve been realizing that sometimes a review just isn’t enough… We want to share our thoughts with people using actual textual examples… AKA ‘SPOILERS.’ It is, of course, rude to give […]

Ellen wrote this post on August 6, 2016 / 31 Comments
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The Kardashian Memoir vs. The Kardashian Exposé

The Kardashian Memoir vs. The Kardashian Exposé

They’ve been called harbingers of doom and ushers for the fall of Western civilization. I’m talking, of course, about the Kardashian/Jenner clan, the family that’s dominated entertainment headlines for almost a decade now. It’s easy to think that, at this point, these family members have exposed themselves completely, but it’s become more and more apparent […]

Ellen wrote this post on August 3, 2016 / 9 Comments
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A Promise of Fire » Book Review

A Promise of Fire » Book Review

In every book review, I like to mix a little praise with a little criticism. I find that it keeps things intelligent and fair. But finding balance was a struggle with A Promise of Fire. Here’s what I came up with… This book was consistent… consistently bad. This book broke rules… rules that should have been kept. […]

Ellen wrote this post on July 15, 2016 / 14 Comments
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