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Review: America for Beginners

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August 15, 2019

Ever since Joli reviewed Leah Franqui’s novel America for Beginners last summer, I knew I wanted to read it. I was so excited to get the opportunity to participate in the current TLC Book Tour for the paperback release. 

Pival is a wealthy Indian widow who is determined to find…


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Review: Lady in the Lake

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August 12, 2019

When I was reading about this book and saw that it “combines modern psychological insights with elements of classic noir,” I knew I wanted to read it. It didn’t disappoint!

This book was one that was pretty hard to put down for me. The plot moved along pretty quickly, which…

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Review: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

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August 8, 2019

First of all, happy return to LQ, me! I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus to move my life back to Canada, and now that I’m settling back into things, I am taking the opportunity to do some serious TBR catch-up. As such, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore was at the…


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Review: Where the Crawdads Sing

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August 7, 2019

Well, it finally happened: After months of waiting on the library list for Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, my number came up. Yep, this best-selling hyped up literary fiction read was finally in my hands. Huzzah! Here’s what I thought about it.
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Book Review: Becoming Superman

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August 1, 2019

I tend to stick with fiction, but it’s always refreshing and satisfying when I throw a non-fiction read into the mix.

Becoming Superman was right up my alley: reading & superheroes. This book goes beyond the incredible things J. Michael Straczynski wrote such as Babylon 5, Thor, Sense8 and more….


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Book Review: When We Believed in Mermaids

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July 18, 2019

Your life has been plagued with loss. The instant you start to feel better again, your heart clenches at the thought of what sadness lies in wait for you just around the corner. Kit Bianci has lived her whole life this way, losing family and friends and safe places…


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Review: Side by Side

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July 2, 2019

Side by Side is first and foremost a story about loss and how it can completely fracture a human being. It takes a life and turns it into something completely different than what it was before. It’s never the same, but eventually, you find beauty in the broken bits.

While…


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Review: The Cutting Room

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June 26, 2019

When it comes to art, it is often said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. To some, a particular work of art is genius. A masterpiece. To others, it barely qualifies as art.

Artists often push the boundaries, balancing delicately on the line between avant garde and…


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Review: One Minute Later

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June 19, 2019

One Minute Later shows just how fragile life is and how everything can change in an instant. Vivienne is living the fast-paced life of a modern 27-year-old when a heart conditions brings everything to a screeching halt.

Susan Lewis is known for taking readers on an emotional roller coaster and…

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Review: The Islanders

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June 14, 2019

I was attracted to Meg Mitchell Moore’s The Islanders because it seemed like a light, beach-y read—perfect for summer and getting me out of my reading slump. It follows three main characters on Block Island, an island off the East Coast. Joy, the owner of a cafe specializing in…

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