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The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey

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February 6, 2016

When this book popped up as the next to be read in my book club, I had no idea what to expect.

See, I like jumping into book club books without reading about them first. I don’t read the synopsis on the inside cover if there is one, and I…

The Book Thief


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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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February 6, 2016

The Book Thief is one of those books that everyone I knew was raving about five years ago, yet I somehow never managed to sit down and read it. I have been drawn to books about the Holocaust since I was a nine-year-old reading Child of the Holocaust, The…

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami


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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

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February 6, 2016

800 pages is my mental limit for carelessly picking up a book and diving in. If a book exceeds that limit, it takes a little more procrastination and a lot more hemming and hawing over whether the novel is worth the effort. Let’s just say, I own War and…


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Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

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January 31, 2016

Alias Grace was my first ever Margaret Atwood novel. *Gasp* not sure how I made it through 28 years of English-studying, book-loving life without reading an Atwood novel! Why exactly did I start with this particular one? I happened upon a garage sale this past fall that was just…

Beyond Words


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Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina

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January 28, 2016

Carl Safina is well-known for his research and work in seabird and ocean ecology and conservation. In his own words, “…what drives my work is a devotion to conservation. And what drives that devotion is my deep love and wonder for the living world.”

This deep love and wonder shines…


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The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

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January 24, 2016

In January, the bookclub I belong to chose The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters. Here’s how I like to approach book club books: borrow or buy it without reading about it. There’s just something about diving into a book without knowing what to expect! I did, however, read some of…


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Penpal by Dathan Auerbach

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January 24, 2016

For those that don’t internet horror much:
Creepypasta: Internet horror stories and accompanying imagery and art that are shared, often copy and pasted over and over, on websites and forums.
r/nosleep: A subpage on the website Reddit featuring original works of horror fiction by online users.

I want to start this review…

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