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Into The Water- Review ***No Spoilers***

  Into The Water, by Paula Hawkins Published- May 2, 2017, by Riverhead Books Source- Book of the Month May Selection Rating- 3/5 Summary: A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not… Continue reading Into The Water- Review ***No Spoilers***

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Some Universal Wisdom…

***All of the passages in this post are part of the book "Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions." Written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Please do not be scared off by the word "feminist." Her wisdom and suggestions are universally applicable. Feel free to insert your preferred pronoun while reading, I'm sure she… Continue reading Some Universal Wisdom…

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New Boy, by Tracy Chevalier: Book Review: ***No Spoilers***

New Boy, by Tracy Chevalier   Published by: Penguin Release date: May 16, 2017 Source: Penguin First to Read Rating: 5/5   This book is part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series, in which current, well known, and bestselling authors interpret and retell Shakespeare's classics. New Boy, is Tracy Chevalier’s retelling of the tragedy Othello. In… Continue reading New Boy, by Tracy Chevalier: Book Review: ***No Spoilers***

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Othello retold

I just got access to this ARC from Penguins first to read program. This is a part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series in which bestselling authors interpret and retell Shakespearean classics. See more here... Hogarth Shakespeare series I love Tracy Chevalier. She is the author of The Girl with the Pearl Earring, Burning Bright, and most recently, At… Continue reading Othello retold

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Gray

  Today's word of the day is Gray. It has been rainy and gray outside all day today. Some would complain about it, especially since it was sunny and warm yesterday. But not this girl; this is perfect bookworm weather. There is nothing like staying home on a rainy day in comfy clothes and fuzzy socks-cozy beneath blankets-reading… Continue reading Gray

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The Latest from Colm Toibin

Genre: Historical fiction Rating: 4 / 5 Review: The House of Names, by Colm Toibin,  is a retelling of the myth of Clytemnestra and her husband Agamemnon. In case you all don't know, Agamemnon is the brother of Menalaus who was Helen of Troy's husband in Homer's Iliad. Agamemnon tricked his wife, Clytemnestra, into bringing… Continue reading The Latest from Colm Toibin

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The Drowning King, by Emily Holleman

I received this egalley courtesy of Little Brown publishing and netgalley.com. Genre: Historical Fiction, Biographical Fiction RATING: 3.5 / 5 Review: For those of you who may not know this is the follow-up to the book Cleopatra's Shadows. The writer has dubbed it "The Fall Of Egypt" series. I'm sure there will be at least… Continue reading The Drowning King, by Emily Holleman