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Review: Out of Darkness, Shining Light by Petina Gappah

Synopsis: “This is how we carried out of Africa the poor broken body of Bwana Daudi, the Doctor, David Livingstone, so that he could be borne across the sea and buried in his own land.” So begins Petina Gappah's powerful novel of exploration and adventure in nineteenth-century Africa—the captivating story of the loyal men and women… Continue reading Review: Out of Darkness, Shining Light by Petina Gappah

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Review: The Wake: The Deadly Legacy of a Tsunami by Linden MacIntyre

Synopsis: On November 18, 1929, a tsunami struck Newfoundland’s Burin Peninsula. Giant waves, up to three storeys high, hit the coast at a hundred kilometres per hour, flooding dozens of communities and washing entire houses out to sea. The most destructive earthquake-related event in Newfoundland’s history, the disaster killed twenty-eight people and left hundreds more… Continue reading Review: The Wake: The Deadly Legacy of a Tsunami by Linden MacIntyre

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Review: The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling

"You're a wizard Ha-" oh sorry wrong book. If the Harry Potter series is the first thought that jumps to your brain when you heard the words J.K Rowling, then you definitely aren't alone. By far her most well-known work, J.K Rowling is basically a household name at this point. And so everyone was fairly… Continue reading Review: The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling

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Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Happy July friends! I hope that everyone's summers have been going well! I've been super busy working two jobs and moving - so as a result my writing and reading has been at a low point for the past two months. But with my move finished and my job schedules more regular now, I'm hoping… Continue reading Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

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Review: Alice’s Island by Daniel Sanchez Arevalo

Friends, it is I! I return to you as a university graduate and as someone who just read like 4 books in a week and a half. As someone who normally reads that many books in a semester (rip how much reading I do during the semester for school), this was incredible. Including a couple… Continue reading Review: Alice’s Island by Daniel Sanchez Arevalo

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Review: Quill of the Dove by Ian Thomas Shaw

Synopsis:The book opens in Nicosia, the divided capital of Cyprus. French journalist Marc Taragon is at the apex of his career, and Nicosia is his home base for covering the Middle East. A tenacious idealist, Taragon has spent the last thirty years attempting to bring to readers the truths about the wars and political intrigues… Continue reading Review: Quill of the Dove by Ian Thomas Shaw

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Review: The Story of My Face by Leanne Baugh

Synopsis:After being severely mauled by a grizzly bear in the Rocky Mountains, seventeen-year-old Abby Hughes's facial disfigurement sends young children screaming into their mothers' arms. Returning to high school, that most intensely judgmental of places, Abby is forced to combat rejection, bullying and betrayal. In order to accept herself and ask others to do the… Continue reading Review: The Story of My Face by Leanne Baugh

12 Days of Christmas 2018, Reviews

Review: Hark by Sam Lipsyte

Happy January friends! With the new year here, I figured I'd better keep to one of my personal goals for this year which was blog more often. So here's hoping that I can keep up a consistent schedule. I'm starting off this year on not an extremely high note. The first book I finished this… Continue reading Review: Hark by Sam Lipsyte

12 Days of Christmas 2018, Reviews

Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Believe me when I say that anything Madeline Miller writes is a must read. I know she's only written two books so far, but she is by far one of my favourite authors. When I read The Song of Achilles, I was completely enchanted. And while many people said that the ending was heart wrenching… Continue reading Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

12 Days of Christmas 2018, Reviews

Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter

Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas (which I might start calling the 12 Days of Bookmas... is it too late now?)! I've always been a little obsessed with ghost stories. There was just something about the idea of going camping in the woods and telling spooky stories around a fire that really appealed to… Continue reading Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter

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Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Talyor

Hello and happy Thursday! If you haven't noticed I'm really trying to get a Monday/Thursday posting schedule down and I'm going to hesitantly say that it's working? I know that I've missed one Monday so far but otherwise its looking pretty good! Let's hope I can stockpile some posts for the months of October through… Continue reading Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Talyor

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Review: An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

Happy Thursday everyone! I'm back for my (apparently already off schedule) regular programming. And I'm ready to hit you - figuratively of course, but literally in the heart - with another sweet sweet review. And up this week is... An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson! I don't know what prompted me to ask for… Continue reading Review: An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson