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Dear Disney...

So, early reviews for Aladdin are in. As I write this blog post, I notice some positive and negative reactions. I’ve also noticed the seething hatred from Star Wars fans after the negative fan reaction from… 888 more words

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Baxter's Requiem by Matthew Crow @MatthewCrow @annecater #Review

I am delighted to be sharing my review for Baxter’s Requiem by Matthew Crow with you today. I was lucky to win a copy of this book on a Giveaway run by the fabulous Anne Cater on her blog at… 741 more words


Is It Okay To Justify On-Screen Violence?

Most of us enjoy on-screen violence when it happens to a bad guy, and justify it.

And in Game of Thrones, we often see that happen. 1,054 more words

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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

At only age 5, Kya watched her mother carry her suitcase and walk away from their shack in the swamp, without even a glance back.  Most of her siblings already having gone, her older brother Jodie, her protector and confidant, soon said his goodbye as well.   301 more words


Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum (Young Adult)

Writing: 5 Characters: 5 Plot: 4

16-year old Abbi Weinstein is known to the world as “Baby Hope” — she was the one-year old birthday girl clutching a red balloon fleeing the towers in the arms of a day care worker in an iconic (fictional) photograph from 9/11. 630 more words

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The Beautiful Strangers (Camille Di Maio) #TheBeautifulStrangers

Imagine your grandfather, weaving in and out of dementia, tells you to take/borrow/”steal” your late grandmother’s wedding ring to go and get a job in Southern California at the Hotel del Coronado so that you can find his “beautiful stranger’. 175 more words

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The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware #Review

I am delighted to share my review with you for The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware. I bought a hardback copy of this book and I always take off the cover so they don’t get damaged when I read them. 501 more words