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Strong is the New Pretty, by Kate Parker

Subtitled: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves This photo-journal is a collection of girls of all ages exhibiting all sorts of strength: confidence, kindness, independence, creativity, and more. I was drawn to the book during my mini-retreat to Minneapolis a … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Rereads and Minis

It’s been a strange reading month for me. I’ve read a lot, far more than usual, and reviewed very little. The majority of that is due to rereads. After Readathon last month, I felt like diving back in to some … Continue reading

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The Elusive Elixir, by Gigi Pandian (audio)

Given that this is the third book in a series, I’m not going to put a synopsis here. It might spoil earlier books, and I’ve enjoyed this quirky fantasy-mystery series too much to possibly spoil it for others. In general, … Continue reading

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The Dragon Reborn, by Robert Jordan (audio)

Book #3. Slightly more interesting than the last one, but some of the same problems still remain. Very little character development, and no characters yet that I really love. The story stays very black and white – the Good People … Continue reading

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My Unscripted Life, by Lauren Morrill

After receiving a rejection from a summer art camp, Dee feels like the whole course of her future is suddenly off track. She jumps at the opportunity to intern for a small-production movie that’s just come to town, and finds … Continue reading

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Shadows for Silence (collection), by Brandon Sanderson (audio)

This audio collection contains two novellas by Brandon Sanderson. Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell Silence is the owner and proprietor of a safe way-stop in the Forests of Hell, where Shades are attracted to movement, noise, and … Continue reading

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Aerie, by Maria Dahvana Headley

This book is the sequel to Magonia. I thought this was going to be a trilogy, but the second book wrapped up so well that now I wonder if it’s a duology instead. In Aerie, it’s been a year since … Continue reading

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