Category : book review

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The penultimate book for the teen book challenge lands us in modern day Boston. Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan is a glimpse into a year of the life of Leila, a sixteen year old Persian girl who struggles with her sexuality. After failed attempts to feel anything when she kisses …
The third choice for the teen book week challenge is Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green and David Levithan. I have read a David Levithan book before. Everyday is one of my all time favorite teen novels. If you haven’t read it, please do so immediately. The whole concept will blow your mind. Speaking of …
Book Two of the Teen Book Challenge takes me into the world of virtual gaming. The Eye of Minds by James Dashner, is like the popular video game The Sims, and the movie the Matrix, together. The book mostly takes place in the game Lifeblood. An over the top and very real virtual world. You get …
The first of the Teen Reads Challenge titles takes me into the future. It doesn’t say the year but the mention of World Wars that haven’t occurred and the name changes of the States leads me to believe that this new “world” of the The Selection is indeed a future one. The society is broken …
I’m very independent. Obnoxiously so. If I can teach myself how do  something I will get the tools I need. Sometimes tools are as simple as directions from Grandma on how to make her soup or words of advice on a subject from a parent. Tools can be physically heavy objects that you cart around …
I have been writing and reviewing Tech products and books and I have had a wonderful time doing so. When Rebecca invited me to try my hand at writing for her blog I must say I was a little nervous. I spent weeks asking questions and I finally took the plunge. Your comments have been …
In the realm of questions there a lot of variables. Questions be close ended with simple yes or no’s for answers. Questions be more complex leading you to check your watch if someone asks you what time is it? Then there are the questions that use multiple brain cells to muddle through. Cause you to research …
A National Book Award Finalist. An Amazon Best Book of the Month in May 2014.  A Booklist Starred Review.  A Heather’s Pick from the CEO of Chapters Indigo. The list of accolades goes on. I was captivated by All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr the instant I finished the first chapter. …
I’ve never been a follower of Oprah. The occasional moment flits on t.v. or the must watch YouTube clip. The “You get a car” moments or Tom Cruise leaping up on a couch confessing his love for Katie Holmes. But the ever present nudge in the media to read one of her book club picks …
We all know the song: If you go out in the woods today…. There are two things that I did after reading The Bear: A Novel by Claire Cameron. 1. Crossed camping off my list of things that I will ever do again.  Even if I’m forced to do so. 2. Put my brand new tent, …
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