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Peach Blossom Pavilion – Mingmei Yip

Oh boy! Look at that pretty cover! This is going to be an awesome historical fiction book and I’m going to learn all kinds of things about Chinese culture. This is the story of Xiang Xiang, a young Chinese girl … Continue reading

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The Book of Maggie Bradstreet – Gretchen Gibbs

Maggie Bradstreet is a curious girl of thirteen with a mind of her own, which can get her into trouble in Puritan New England. She wants nothing more than to prove to her brother’s friend Job that she is no … Continue reading

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Daisy Miller – Henry James

I always feel weird when I try to review a classic, especially if I didn’t like it, because A) everything that can be said has already been said, and B) I’m afraid that I will have missed some great metaphor … Continue reading

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Never Google Heartbreak – Emma Garcia

When Viv’s ex-fiancé, Rob, proposed to her three months after she slept with him she thought it was one of those whirlwind romances you read about in magazines. Five years later, after Rob calling off the wedding for the third … Continue reading

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A Little Princess – Frances Hodgson Burnett

First of all, I feel like I should say straight out that I really, really enjoyed this book. Remember that when you read the whining and complaining that will follow. It’s just what I do, I guess. This is such … Continue reading

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The Bear – Claire Cameron

The Bear will be released on February 11, 2014 by Little, Brown and Company. This book was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. So…I finished The Bear a few days ago, and I’m STILL not sure … Continue reading

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Year of Wonders – Geraldine Brooks

So, Anna lives in a tiny and poor English town which was infected with a plague in the 1600s. It’s really interesting to see the way the plague began, spread, and was eventually stopped. There are Puritans and witch hunts. … Continue reading

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Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Oh, man. Man, man, man. Mannnnnnnnnn. I just finished reading Gone Girl and I’m so upset that book club was cancelled this week because of the snow so I have to wait until NEXT TUESDAY to discuss it!!! So Nick’s … Continue reading

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Cloaked – Alex Flinn

I did not like this book. Not the writing, not the dropped storylines, not the obvious plot twists or the boringness or the narrator’s voice. I basically hated everything about it. Cloaked didn’t kick any puppies, to my knowledge, but … Continue reading

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The Gunslinger – Stephen King

Soooooo…you know how The Dark Tower series is supposed to be like this huge awesome epic fantasy-type story that everyone in the world loves? There are countless websites devoted to it, in fact the people at the WoT/ASoIaF forum I … Continue reading

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