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Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Title: Wild Beauty
Author: Anna-Marie McLemore
Series: N/A
Pages: 352
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: October 3rd 2017

      “For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. 815 more words


Book Review: Lady Knight by Tamora Pierce (2nd Read)

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Series: Protector of the Small, book 4
Rating: 5/5
Recommend to Others?: Yes

Summary (via Goodreads):
In the final thrilling installment of Tamora Pierce’s Protector of the Small series (  412 more words


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The class began with about 20 minutes of small talk and then we transitioned to Dōgen’s writings on Time. You may suppose that time is only passing away, and not understand that time never arrives. 2,105 more words

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Book Review: Subhuman by Michael McBride

Typically there are two camps of writers: those who do an incredible amount of research but fail to tell a compelling story, and those who can spin a yarn but can’t keep it from floating away with a gust of scientifically or factually-based wind. 115 more words

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Book Review: "The Mentoring Church"

If you read the literature, you’ll quickly find that churches are supposed to be (or CAN be) a wide variety of things. Churches are supposed to be Purpose-Driven, Simple, Center, etc. 377 more words

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Book review - Horatio Clare - "Icebreaker" @ShinyNewBooks @ChattoBooks #amreading

My review for this wonderful book, which I read last month, is available on the Shiny New Books website now. One of the things I really enjoyed about this book was reading about places I know about through my work – I work for a couple of translators in Finland, working over their (already very good) English to make sure it reads as if a native speaker wrote it, and lots of the companies, towns and other details that are mentioned here were weirdly familiar to me. 62 more words

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Mini-Review: The Color Purple

I do love a good classic, but generally I go into them knowing they’ll probably be dense and a little slower to read. I picked up… 999 more words