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Laurel Travis
Introverted book, shoe, dress, and coffee addict. I love summer and hate the cold and snow.
Introverted book, shoe, dress, and coffee addict. I love summer and hate the cold and snow.
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Attacking the Messenger Means You Lose
Attacking the Messenger Means You Lose
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Book 183: "The Phantom of the Opera" by Gaston Leroux
I grew up on the musical based on this book. It's really been a shameful secret that I hadn't yet read the book. A true Gothic novel... I was underwhelmed. I found the majority of the characters intolerable. Finding really only two that I liked: the Phantom...
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Book 182: "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng
I picked this book up on whim. I needed something to read while my besties and I laid on the lake shore in the sun. My favorite thing about "whim" books is how often they end up being great and expanding your horizons. As you've most likely noticed, I get c...
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Book 181: "Looking for Alaska" by John Green
John Green is the Nicholas Sparks of YA. You probably know him from The Fault in Our Stars . While this book, Looking for Alaska , is the only book of his that I've read (I do know the story of The Fault in Our Stars ), I have a feeling that most of them ha...
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Book 181: Looking for Alaska by John Green
John Green is the Nicholas Sparks of YA. You probably know him from The Fault in Our Stars . While this book, Looking for Alaska , is the only book of his that I've read (I do know the story of The Fault in Our Stars ), I have a feeling that most of them ha...
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Book 180: The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat
An eye-opening story to a small piece of the Haiti and the Dominican Republic. I began reading this book with practically no knowledge of the history of Haiti and the Dominican Republic except for the fact that the DR is wealthy and modern (generally), whil...
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Book 179: "The Diabolic" by S.J. Kincaid
This book surprised me. It was surprisingly good. Really  good. I'll be honest that when I picked this up with my Besties for our "book club" that never really happened, I expected this book to be another easy teen dystopia/fantasy with a love triangle and ...
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Book 178: Rogue: Going Rogue
I went as Rogue for Halloween this year. So for inspiration,  I read this Rogue graphic novel/ comic. I'm really glad I did. I haven't read many X-Men graphic novels or comic books (my knowledge coming solely from the my brother and father, the cartoon, and...
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Book 178: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
I read The Handmaid's Tale  in college and was... unimpressed. I think I must have been overwhelmed with other books at the time (I was taking 4 lit classes that semester and some books just didn't hold my attention to detail as much as others). I re-read t...
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Books 173, 174, 175, and 176: A Shade of Vampire Books 1-4
A Shade of Vampire (Book 1) I will be honest, these books are completely shallow, romance novels with some action that I just couldn't put down. I started reading them at the gym- they were perfect to whittle away at the time I spent on the Stair-climber; c...
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