Oh the Nostalgia I’m still in France!! Whatever shall I write about reading now? Let’s see… how about a fun French book! Perhaps this time, I should choose Anias Nin, or Alexandar Dumas, or Victor Hugo.   Let me just bring you up to speed on how much I love these authors. Nin was one…

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I never knew very much about Nelson Mandela; I mean, I never mixed him up with Morgan Freeman or anything, but my knowledge level was comparably dismal. Good Morning, Mr. Mandela brought me up to speed, although Zelda la Grange’s perspective is biased, to say the least. After working with Mandela for twenty years, la Grange addressed…

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After surviving a car crash together, eighteen-year-old Sarah and her best friend Jennifer are grasping for control of their world. The girls compose a list of things that they should never do in order to keep them safe from any additional harm. The list contains such warnings as “Never be stranded,” “Never act impulsively in…

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Quick Read I know this is going to come off as seemingly slightly “but it’s not published yet, you egomaniac!” but just hear me out. My fastest read (over 380,000 words) is honestly my own sci-fi book. It’s the fourth in a series that will be roughly 20 books long, and I’ve got to bring…

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Day 2 of the challenge from the Books and Cupcakes Challenge!   Is Everyone Hanging Out Without me? By Mindy Kaling Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone…

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My experience with JoJo Moyes has been pretty mixed. I absolutely loved Me Before You. Admittedly, it was total chick lit, but her character development really draws in the reader and forces an emotional investment in the outcome. Moyes’ followup, The Girl You Left Behind, was lackluster at best. The characters were stale and the plot just…

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