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Double Feature: The Lost City of Z – David Grann

I know that the Amazon rainforest could be dangerous, but I didn’t realize how much of a deathtrap the forest was to foreigners. Honestly, it’s a miracle that anyone came back from any expedition into that forest in the early 20th Century. These expeditions came about because, as time moved on, there was less to… Continue reading Double Feature: The Lost City of Z – David Grann

Book Review · Standalone Sunday

Standalone Sunday: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot

Standalone Sunday is a weekly feature hosted by Megan at Bookslayer Reads. The name of the game is to focus on standalone books, and give them some love in the day of trilogies and big franchises. As I read more about scientific studies, the more I’m thankful I live in the 21st century. Until recently,… Continue reading Standalone Sunday: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot

Book Review · Mini-Review · Quick Lit

Quick Lit #2

Dear Reader, Time for some more mini-reviews! Sadly I’m unable to write full reviews of everything I’ve read (got a toddler that keeps me busy), so this is the perfect way to sneak in some thoughts on my past readings. These are all books I’ve read over the past month. This monthly feature is hosted… Continue reading Quick Lit #2

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The D.N.F. Files

Everyone has their own system when it comes to DNFing (Did Not Finish) a book. Do you finish no matter what, or is life too short for a sub-par book? My school of thought is, try and give the book at least 25%, and if I’m not hooked by something-anything-then I drop it. I also… Continue reading The D.N.F. Files

Book Review · Standalone Sunday

Standalone Sundays: We Are Okay – Nina LaCour

Standalone Sunday is a weekly feature hosted by Megan at Bookslayer Reads. The name of the game is to focus on standalone books, and give them some love in the day of trilogies and big franchises. With just her phone, her wallet, and a picture of her mother, Marin leaves her whole life behind. After… Continue reading Standalone Sundays: We Are Okay – Nina LaCour

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Everything Belongs To Us – Yoojin Grace Wuertz

Recently, probably after the success of Gone Girl, stories about the end of marriages became popular. Each has its own twist, but they all explore ways marriages fall apart, especially how they got to that point. What I rarely see is the end of a friendship. Against the backdrop of 1978 Seoul, we meet three… Continue reading Everything Belongs To Us – Yoojin Grace Wuertz

Book Review · Standalone Sunday

Standalone Sunday: The Best We Could Do – Thi Bui

Standalone Sunday is a weekly feature hosted by Megan at Bookslayer Reads. The name of the game is to focus on standalone books, and give them some love in the day of trilogies and big franchises. After I read The Refugees last week I was excited to see that The Best We Could Do showed… Continue reading Standalone Sunday: The Best We Could Do – Thi Bui