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Book Review: Gates of Thread and Stone

Book Review: Gates of Thread and Stone

August 11, 2014 book review, Lyn 8 ★★★★

It was the title that did it in for me for this novel.  When I saw the name, I fell in love. When I noticed the cover, I was sold. I wasn’t expecting any surprises or any new ground covered by Gates of Thread and Stone.  I thought it was the run-of-the-mill sci-fi book with a nice cover.  There is nothing wrong with this, since I do not begrudge this category.  I liked to be entertained, and there is nothing wrong with that. So I was slightly blindsided by this more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Own The Most Books From

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Own The Most Books From

July 29, 2014 Bekka, Lyn, Top Ten Tuesday 15

  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the BookishThis week’s topic: Most-Owned Authors AKA – Authors We Love     Lyn’s Picks Cynthia Voigt This author was recommended to me when I was in 5th grade by a teacher I loved. I found Homecoming in the library of my middle school, and I loved the hard, gritty edge of her stories. The author also shines some light on learning disabilities, and for the first time in my public school career, I felt better about myself. Laini Taylor Seriously, more »

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Book Review: A Thousand Words

Book Review: A Thousand Words

July 25, 2014 book review, Lyn 8 ★★★

Jennifer Brown’s novels always draw me in just on the simple fact that she writes about some powerful subjects that are happening now.  She has a wonderful way for approaching a groundbreaking cultural phenomenon and translating it into fiction.  A Thousand Words approaches the issue surrounding what we would now be deemed as “revenge porn.” While the book labels what happened in the novel as sexting, but I believe our current laws now place the events in the book into a new category.  This is just my personal take.  Just more »

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Imaginative Discussions: Why I Am Thankful for How To Train Your Dragon

Imaginative Discussions: Why I Am Thankful for How To Train Your Dragon

July 2, 2014 Uncategorized 21

  Lyn here today, talking about one of my favorite movie franchises: Yes, this is a geek out about the How to Train Your Dragon movies.  The one with the cute dragon… …and the awesome scenery… …and the music… …and the VIKINGS. It was almost like destiny for me to turn into a huge fangirl, right? I do love all of the above things about the movie.  I flat out go screaming mad with JOY.  But there is also one small, subconscious element that is equally as special regarding the films.  more »

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Book Review: The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart

Book Review: The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart

April 4, 2014 Bekka 4 ★★★★

I’ve been in a reading slump since the beginning of 2014.  It’s marked mostly by days-long bouts of not reading a word, and also a serious lack of attention span.  I just can’t seem to get into anything I’m reading, really, and have abandoned at least 8 books so far this year – probably more, but I stopped counting.  Ruby Oliver and all her shenanigans was the perfect remedy for this.  The Boyfriend List is hugely hilarious, sometimes painful, and exactly what I needed to bring me back to my more »

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