Monthly Archives: March 2014

Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

To put it plainly, I enjoyed this book. It starts off with a very exciting and dramatic inciting incident that pulls you right into the story. You feel invested in the well-being of the main character, Jacob, from the get go. After that, this book holds your interest for a few different reasons, some good, […]
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Review: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King

To be able to read such a story, by such a respected author in just a couple of hours, you really have nothing to lose, even if you hate it (which you won’t). The story is told from the perspective of a long long time inmate of Shawshank prison, named Red. A man named Andy […]
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Ten Reasons (You’ve Probably Never Thought About) Why Reading is Awesome!

  You can choose the type of judgement people impose on you as you hold up the cover of your book for all to see on the subway. In conversation, you let out a zinger like, “my sons are both born in January so that my plan to have them become professional hockey players can […]
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Review: Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

I love the vocabulary and use of language in this book. It was not an explosive page turner, but it did hold my interest based on the language, as well the themes it introduces. Boy, Snow, Bird is the story of a woman named Boy, who escapes from her father, a rat catcher, to flee […]
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Finding Time to Read

Most of us are busy. We’ve got relationships to nurture with a spouse, parents, siblings, friends, and possibly kids. We’ve got jobs that consume most of our waking hours. If you do have young ones, they consume much of your at-home time, caring for their needs and also capitalizing on the privilege of building a […]
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Review: David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell

Each time I learn Malcolm Gladwell is publishing a new book, I get excited. I plowed through the last four books with enthusiasm, optimism, and interest. I was left pondering how I could change the way I live my life, or make my mark in the world. So of course, I looked forward to David […]
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