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The Country of Ice Cream Star

The Country of Ice Cream Star
Posted 13 March 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The Country of Ice Cream Star came to me almost by accident.  The library on post hosted an event around Valentine’s Day called Blind Date with a Book.  I chose one based on nothing more than a genre and a vague blurb.  And it was unlike anything I’ve ever read. It is a […]

A Thousand Pieces of You

A Thousand Pieces of You
Posted 24 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review You remember how your parents always told you not to judge a book by it’s cover?  I didn’t listen and I am glad I didn’t.  I realize I am late to the game in reading this, but just reading the blurb told me that I wanted to wait until all three books were […]

Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything
Posted 11 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Everything, Everything is the debut novel from author Nicola Yoon.  It is the story of a girl named Madeline who hasn’t left her house in over seventeen years.  She has SCID, an autoimmune disease that is very rare and leaves her allergic to just about anything and everything.  Her entire world is her […]

Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology

Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
Posted 9 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I started watching Leah Remini’s documentary on A&E about Scientology and have been fascinated with it.  I have a self-admitted fascination with how different faiths work, especially those of a more controversial nature.  It was what led me to the library to find this book.  And I haven’t been able to put it […]

Extras

Extras
Posted 4 June 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Extras is the unexpected final book in the Uglies series, following what was originally touted as a trilogy.  The series is set in a dystopian future in which the ideas of beauty and conformity are the central ideals of the society.  This book takes place a few years after Tally’s story ended and centers on Aya […]

Specials

Specials
Posted 1 June 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I have such mixed emotions about this book.  It was originally supposed to be the final book in a trilogy, although there is now a fourth book in which Tally appears as a non-central character.  So, even though this ended up not being the final book, it is really the final book in […]

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird
Posted 31 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This is a book that I have read and reread several times.  My mother, who recently passed away, taught this book for years as a high school English teacher and it was her favorite novel.  So when the publishers sponsored a read-along of the novel, I took part with a close friend who was […]

Uglies

Uglies
Posted 28 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review My favorite thing about dystopian fiction is their ability to give me a different perspective on our world, culture, and society.  Dystopian novels push me to really consider the world that we live in and see a little bit of our reality in the dystopian world, to see the potential for what our world could […]

A Prayer for Owen Meary

A Prayer for Owen Meary
Posted 19 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother’s death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen […]

A Clash of Kings

A Clash of Kings
Posted 7 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This second book in the A Song of Fire and Ice series is even more action packed than A Game of Thrones.  Chaos reigns in the seven kingdoms with now five kings fighting for the Iron Throne.  I love the format of these books, chapters that alternate between characters.  The chapters tell the stories of A […]