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Paris Never Leaves You (Feldman)

Paris Never Leaves You (Feldman)

I enjoyed this story. It’s a bit different than the other WWII novels that seem to be quite popular these days. This book jumps between occupied Paris and New York a few years later. The story of Charlotte and Viv, how they survived and ultimately escaped from occupied Paris, then how those decisions and events affected the rest of their lives was interesting and engaging. There were times when this book was hard to read … most of us {thankfully}…

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Belgravia

Belgravia

Ok … I know this is a reader’s advisory blog and we are supposed to talk about books, but I really, really, really want to share this new TV series I recently watched as I think there will be many others out there who would like it. If you’re a Downton Abbey fan, I think you would really enjoy Belgravia! It was written by Julian Fellowes (same guy who wrote Downton Abbey) and the production quality is just as good!…

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Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

This novel is the story of Guy Montag, a fireman who lives in a future where firemen set houses on fire to burn books, rather than put then out. The people in this society do not read books, enjoy nature, spend time by themselves, think independently, or have meaningful conversations. Instead, they drive very fast and watch excessive amounts of television. When Montag encounters a strange seventeen-year-old girl named Clarisse McClellan, who seems to be the opposite of everything Guy…

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Cinder – Marissa Meyer

Cinder – Marissa Meyer

I am surprised by how much in enjoyed this book! I have never been a big fan of the original Cinderella; she is really only good at being nice and pretty, which makes for a pretty boring character.  But Cinder isn’t like that at all; she’s adventurous and snarky and good at fixing things; so much more in charge of her own destiny than her fairy tail counterpart. I loved the details about Cinder’s cyborgy additions; how she can tell…

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Mary Poppins – P.L. Travers

Mary Poppins – P.L. Travers

It was quite enjoyable to revisit the Mary Poppins of my youth anew through the P.L. Travers novel, which I never read as a child. I found many of the same lovable characters and stories I remembered form the Disney movie, as well as even more wonderfully funny, ironic and whimsical adventures. I did find that the Mary Poppins of the books is much more stuffy, selfish and rude than her Julie Andrews counterpart. This was a bit odd, but…

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Skyward (Skyward #1) – Brandon Sanderson

Skyward (Skyward #1) – Brandon Sanderson

It turned out that strange little girls grow up to be strange young women. THIS IS MY FIRST SANDERSON BOOK AND WOWWOWWOW. Can you tell I was blown away? Um, because I am. So much so that I am willing to FINALLY write good review when I haven’t done one in AGES. I don’t really knew what finally had drawn me to this book (other than the gorgeous cover done by Charlie Bowater). I don’t read a TON of sci-fi so…

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These Broken Stars – Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

These Broken Stars – Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

How do you live again, knowing what waits for you in the end? After I finished my ARC of Aurora Rising I knew that I wasn’t yet ready to venture out of the world of sci-fi. With the loss that I was feeling though, I just wanted something familiar, something that I knew I had liked before. My mind immediately went to this series (which is also partially even wrote by Kaufman). This is my third time reading this book and I…

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Kids Reading Challenge 2019

Kids Reading Challenge 2019

This year we’ve come up with a list of challenges to help children get out of their reading bubble and get a hold of some new and challenging titles. I wanted to post our list here, along with some book recommendations for each challenge. Make sure to stop into the library to get a bookmark of this list so you can check of challenges as you read them! 1) Read a book about Michigan. The Legend of Sleeping Bear by Kathy-jo Wargin The Wanigan:…

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New Year, New Books: A Book Challenge For Adults In 2019

New Year, New Books: A Book Challenge For Adults In 2019

This past year, I have been using  bookriot’s read harder challenge, to challenge myself. It has turned out to be a great way to find new and interesting titles. With this idea in mind, a few colleges and I have come up with a list of our own to help you get out of your reading bubble and get a hold of some new titles. I wanted to post our list here, along with some book recommendations for each challenge. 1) Read a…

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Furyborn – Claire Legrand

Furyborn – Claire Legrand

The basis for this story is set around a prophecy that has been told about a coming Blood Queen and Sun Queen. We learn right away in a crazy prologue that one of the main characters, Rielle, is the Blood Queen while her daughter will be the Sun Queen. You don’t see this super often in books but starting the book off knowing that Rielle’s fate was going to be, along with still having 100 different questions about how things…

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