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THE LIFTED VEIL by George Eliot | Review

To be honest, I knew nothing about The Lifted Veil by George Eliot (1859) before I started reading it—and that’s precisely how I recommend approaching this little novella. I picked it up because I enjoyed Eliot's massive novel Middlemarch and wanted to read more of her writing. However, this Victorian novella is a significant departure from Eliot's… Continue reading THE LIFTED VEIL by George Eliot | Review

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OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck | Review

John Steinbeck's classic novel Of Mice and Men is one of those books that people are usually assigned to read in high school; however, for some reason I was never assigned this in all my years of high school and as a college English major. I figured that I should probably read something by Steinbeck since I am a… Continue reading OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck | Review

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GOOD OMENS by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman | Review

One second, I graduated college. The next second, it seemed like everyone on earth was suddenly obsessed with Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, both in novel and television series form. Eager to know what everyone was gushing about, I quickly hopped aboard this angelic/demonic train and listened to the audiobook. First, I would highly recommend this… Continue reading GOOD OMENS by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman | Review

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THE RISE AND FALL OF THE DINOSAURS by Steve Brusatte | Review

It may surprise some people that I am an avid and enthusiastic Jurassic Park fan. I love the books by Michael Crichton, the movies (old and new), and the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that inspired it all. You can often find me carrying around my colorful dinosaur tote bag that I bought the first day… Continue reading THE RISE AND FALL OF THE DINOSAURS by Steve Brusatte | Review

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P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU by Jenny Han | Review

I did it: I actually continued on with a series! It’s been quite some time since I’ve actually followed through with a series, mostly because I just didn’t have the time because of all my coursework. But the summer was the best time to catch up on all of my reading, and I ended up… Continue reading P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU by Jenny Han | Review

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ONGOINGNESS/300 ARGUMENTS by Sarah Manguso | Review

Ongoingness/300 Arguments by Sarah Manguso initially caught my eye on the Hatchards bookshelf because of its eye-catching design. First, I love books that are small in stature. This book also has the added bonus of actually being two books in one, and flipping it over and over again was too much fun for my little bookish heart. However, what actually… Continue reading ONGOINGNESS/300 ARGUMENTS by Sarah Manguso | Review

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THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS by Ann Brashares | Review

It’s time to shout it from the rooftops, folks: I HAVE FINALLY READ THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS. I’ve heard about this book for so many years—it almost feels as though I popped out from the womb knowing deep down that I would have to read this book someday. It’s on so many YA book… Continue reading THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS by Ann Brashares | Review

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THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET by Sandra Cisneros | Review

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros has always been one of those book titles that I knew, but I didn’t know how or why I knew it. Before this past summer I had never read it before, and I had never even really put together that the Sandra Cisneros I read in my… Continue reading THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET by Sandra Cisneros | Review

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THE MOON AND MORE by Sarah Dessen | Review

The first time I read The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen was back in 2013. Although I distinctly remember liking it because of the ending (which I will spoil in this review, so be warned!), I didn’t really remember much of the rest of the plot when I picked it up a second time this summer. I… Continue reading THE MOON AND MORE by Sarah Dessen | Review

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ANGUS, THONGS, AND FULL-FRONTAL SNOGGING by Louise Rennison | Review

After watching the movie adaptation of Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison, I knew that I would have to add this book to my summer TBR. I had seen its fluorescent lime green spine on the shelves of my local public library's YA section for years and had always been curious. You can probably imagine… Continue reading ANGUS, THONGS, AND FULL-FRONTAL SNOGGING by Louise Rennison | Review