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Review: Amphigorey by Edward Gorey

Amphigorey by Edward Gorey My rating: 5 of 5 stars All the stories inside this book are clever and fun with fantastic drawings and varied styles. I loved all of them, even the ones with uncertain endings. I was able to take guesses at what I thought the point was or what happened next, based […]

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Review: The Watcher Girl by Minka Kent

The Watcher Girl by Minka KentMy rating: 3 of 5 stars It was tough to choose a star rating on this book. First off I’ll say that I did enjoy reading it, mostly because the main character, Grace, has a really good, strong voice that never wavered in its cynicism, strength, and straightforward nature. I […]

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New Blog Review of THE ARTIST

Thank you to J.M. Northup for taking the time to read The Artist and review it on her blog! Check out her review here. Other reviewers on Goodreads and Amazon are saying: “Sometimes you read a story and things are nice, tidy, and convenient. The Artist avoids this and I think is an impressive way […]

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After Alice Fell by Kim Taylor Blakemore: Historical Suspense

After Alice Fell by Kim Taylor Blakemore My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was excited to read a fellow historical suspense author’s book—I LOVE historical suspense, especially since it should move faster than books in its overarching genre of historical fiction. There are some really good things about this book and some detractors, so […]

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An 1885 Novel Very Worth the Read

Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant My rating: 5 of 5 stars Published in 1885 and translated into English in 1903, Bel Ami is one of those books that would have been sneered at as a “novel” (said with utmost disdain) when first released. It’s Maupassant’s second and one of his more popular works, especially after […]

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Review: We Need to Talk About Kevin

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book blew me away for several reasons. 1. The writing style. When I first started reading, I found it pretentious and overdone, but actually it was deep within the character’s voice. The whole book is narrated in letter format […]

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Review: A Light in the Darkness

A Light in the Darkness by Kevin E. Hatt My rating: 5 of 5 stars I truly enjoyed this book for all of its many facets – crime, drama, friendship, a touch of romance, intrigue, sparks of humor – all wrapped in quintessential British flavor. Author Kevin Hatt wound the life of Haszard, the main […]

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