Category Archives: Muse Reviews

Rebound Read: The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart

I heard a lot of good things about E. Lockhart’s May 2014 Young Adult release: outstanding reviews, recommended on Books On A Nightstand, Hyped on Book Riot, adored all over twitter; and the plot was all very hush hush. So as soon as it came out, I grabbed it. One of the tangental thoughts that […]
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Review: Children of the Depressed by Dr. Shoshana S Bennett

I grew up in a home where one of my parents was depressed. And I will go into my personal analytics another day. For the purposes of this book recommendation, I will disclose that in the twelve years since moving out on my own, I have done A LOT of work on myself to get […]
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Armchair BEA: More Than Just Words

I believe Audiobooks have the power to change the world. Can you imagine if all those who have difficulty reading were to discover that they actually loved reading, that books could open up a whole new world for them, and they could just listen to the words instead of struggling to make sense of the […]
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Armchair BEA: My Introduction

I am so excited to be participating in the Armchair BEA. Since I am unable/not allowed to head off to the actual BEA in New York City this week, I will have a blast learning and meeting new people through this fabulous online event. Now for the introduction.   1. Please tell us a little […]
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Review: An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

I have an uncle who works with governments in second and third world countries to build systems, policies and help advance their protocols into the new millennium. Right now, I believe he is in Bangladesh and has been for a few years on and off. When I was growing up, his home base was mostly […]
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Guest review: XXI-XXX of Livy’s History of Rome- The War with Hannibal

I have many friends who are avid readers. Brent LaRoche is among the most committed of them, and is extremely thoughtful about the many books that he consumes. He reads across multiple genres, but History is very much a focus for him. Consequently, he is quite well versed on various topics in history as well […]
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We Were Liars: Get Beyond the Hype

Multiple reviewers said, “the less you know the better it will be.” And so I went in blind. Ann Kingman says, “not just one of the best YA books I’ve read this year, but one of the best books I read this year in any genre.” And I generally love the stuff that the Books […]
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The Martian – How much is a one-way ticket to Mars worth?

As a married father of three young children, there are many days when being stranded alone on Mars sounds like Eden.  Throw in the fact that lead Martian Mark Watney is a mechanical engineer, and heck I’ve daydreamed this scenario several dozen times already. Why do I have such compulsion to escape the people I […]
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Review: The Queen’s Exiles by Barbara Kyle

If you know me, you know that one of my key frustrations regarding women in history is not only the abusive, chauvinistic treatment of them, but the insanely submissive way that they take, or are portrayed to take, the lack-of-rights, the cheating, the life lived within the constraints dictated by the patriarchs of their family; […]
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Review: The Bees by Laline Paull

When I finished reading Laline Paull’s The Bees, I felt the next logical step was to go and learn about the behaviour and lifestyle of honeybees. Who knew I would find just what I wanted to know on the Orkin Pest Control website! I found that while Paull’s invented bees were hyper-advanced in their communication […]
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