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Review: Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis

Title: Fifteen Dogs Author: André Alexis Genre: Fiction, Animals Publisher: Coach House Books Date published: April 14th 2015 Format: Paperback Page Count: 171 Rating: 3/5 " I wonder", said Hermes, "what it would be like if animals had human intelligence." " I'll wager a year's servitude, answered Apollo, that animals – any animal you like – would… Continue reading Review: Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis

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Review: Ever Alice by H.J. Ramsay

Title: Ever Alice Author: H.J. Ramsay Genre: Fiction, Retelling Publisher: Red Rogue Press Date published: August 1st 2019 Format: Paperback Page Count: 347 Rating: 3/5 Alice’s stories of Wonderland did more than raise a few eyebrows—it landed her in an asylum. Now at 15 years of age, she’s willing to do anything to leave, which includes… Continue reading Review: Ever Alice by H.J. Ramsay

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Review: The Girl Who Became a Goddess by Theresa Fuller

Title: The Girl Who Became a Goddess Author: Theresa Fuller Genre: Fiction, Folktales Publisher: Bare Bear Media Date published: May 19th 2019 Format: eBook Page Count: 160 Rating: 3/5 The Girl Who Became a Goddess is more than just a book of fables, it is a tribute to the childhood stories of someone who has experienced multiple… Continue reading Review: The Girl Who Became a Goddess by Theresa Fuller

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Review: Rejection Proof by Jia Jiang

Title: Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection Author: Jia Jiang Genre: Non-fiction, Self help Publisher: Harmony Date published: April 14th 2015 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 240 Rating: 3/5 Rejection Proof is Jia Jiang's entertaining and inspiring account of conquering his fear of rejection, offering a completely new perspective… Continue reading Review: Rejection Proof by Jia Jiang

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Mini Reviews: Books for Journals Enthusiasts

The Art of Visual Notetaking by Emily Mills Rating: 3.5/5 An interactive guide to visual communication and sketch-noting. It has amazing tutorials on how to create different fonts and to organize work. While, I probably won't have the commitment to create visual notes, I've definitely been motivated to make my notes more aesthetic and organized. Emily… Continue reading Mini Reviews: Books for Journals Enthusiasts

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Review: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Title: Dumplin' Author: Julie Murphy Type: Fiction Genre: Young Adult Publisher: Balzer + Bray Date published: September 15th 2015 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 384 Rating: 3/5 Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini… Continue reading Review: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

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Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Title: Turtles All the Way Down Author: John Green Type: Fiction Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Publisher: Dutton Books Date published: October 10th 2017 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 288 Rating: 3.5/5 Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager… Continue reading Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

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Review: The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler

Title: The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things Author: Carolyn Mackler Type: Fiction Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Publisher: Bloomsbury Date published: April 3, 2018 Format: Paperback Page Count: 256 Rating: 3/5 Fifteen-year-old Virginia feels like a plus-sized black sheep in her family, especially next to her perfect big brother Byron. Not to mention… Continue reading Review: The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler

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Review: Ballad for a Mad Girl by Vikki Wakefield

Title: Ballad for a Mad Girl Author: Vikki Wakefield Type: Fiction Genre: Paranormal, Mystery Publisher: Test Publishing Date published: May 29th 2017 Format: digital Page Count: 301 Source: ARC via Netgalley Rating: 3/5 Everyone knows seventeen-year-old Grace Foley is a bit mad. She’s a prankster and a risk-taker, and she’s not afraid of anything—except losing. As part… Continue reading Review: Ballad for a Mad Girl by Vikki Wakefield