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Staying Up with Harry: Or, I Learn How Long "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" Actually Is.

I’ll keep this short and sweet, because finishing a 734 page in 24 hours while also going to work is absolutely exhausting. I know there are people out there who will stay up all night reading, but I’ve rarely done that, and never with something as large as Harry Potter. 1,339 more words


We are completely beside ourselves over Karen Jay Fowler's latest book

“Skip the beginning. Start in the middle”, Rosemary Cooke, the narrator in Karen Joy Fowler’s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves declares in the prologue. It is ten years since she has last seen her brother Lowell who has not been heard of since he suddenly left their home in Indiana. 433 more words


Win Me

Hey guys!

I got to read Win Me by Blue Ashcroft, which is the book that comes after Play Me.  I really enjoyed it!  There was some mature content in this one, though.   144 more words


Book Review: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Synopsis from Amazon:

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 to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?” 
Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages).

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Reviewed: "Bittersweet" by Colleen McCullough

Colleen McCullough’s BITTERSWEET is the story of four sisters, two sets of twins, who are bound by ties stronger than simply those of familial blood. It seems like a lot of main characters but McCullough does justice to each of the sisters. 467 more words


Planting a Rainbow — then arranging it

A few months ago, I posted about one of Jasper’s favourite books, and I’d like to try to do that more often, both as memory device for myself and as a resource for others. 307 more words

Family Life


Correct me if I am wrong, and I very well might be! But, when writing a book review shouldn’t the writer avoid major or even minor spoilers at all cost? 351 more words