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All’s Well by Mona Awad – a Book Review

I would say the power of a book lies in whether or not it delivers to a reader a simple story or a true reading experience. I’m not necessarily saying one or the other is a good or a bad … Continue reading

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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath – a Very Different Kind of Book Review

Every now and then, there’s a story behind the story. Fiction is a veil cast over a haunting reality. Many authors’ own lives were as intriguing and sometimes heartbreaking as the tales they wove into the tapestry of literary canon. … Continue reading

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The Lady and Her Monsters by Roseanne Montillo – a Book Review

Still working through my reviews from 2021, I come to the Biography for the reading challenge. This is an interesting one in that, while it does surround the life of Mary Shelley, it puts a particular focus on the influences … Continue reading

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The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary – a Book Review

Still catching up on my 2021 reviews, so bear with me. This is one I finished back in November, I think. Yikes. Not long before that I read my first Beth O’Leary novel, The Flatshare. I positively loved its charm … Continue reading

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The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty – a Book Review

This book was quite fittingly the October book pick for Read Between the Wines. Let’s face it, this is a classic horror novel. Though, if I’m being honest, I hear a lot more about the movie than I do the … Continue reading

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Final Reading Challenge Update – December 31, 2021

Well, while I definitely struggled and still haven ‘t gotten my reviews up, I did manage to complete my reading challenge. This week I will be quickly cranking out my reviews and getting started on my 2022 reads. I will … Continue reading

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Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty – a Book Review

This was probably my most anticipated book of 2021. Moriarty manages to deliver effortlessly every time. While some of her books I didn’t like as much as others, there hasn’t been one I didn’t enjoy at least on some level. … Continue reading

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My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones – a Book Review

I will try to do this review justice, as I read it back in October and then fell off the face of the Earth and made no progress with reviews. It’s not because I didn’t enjoy this book, because I … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – October 27, 2021

Welcome to another week of WWW Wednesday, in which I do have more progress to report but I am still wildly behind on reviews. Life has been really hectic lately and, admittedly, the stress of everything has been getting to … Continue reading

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How do you handle the irate commenter?

So I just had a thing happen. It was the first time on one of my book reviews I received a really scathing, insulting and utterly hateful comment. This was a long comment, one the reader really put some thought … Continue reading

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