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Book Review: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

It lay on my IPad for the longest time before I picked this book up to finally give it a go. I dived in with great expectations, but that that’s the thing with expectations – they come tumbling down. 523 more words


“The Most Spectacular Show on Earth”: Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen

“The Most Spectacular Show on Earth”: Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen

“I am ninety. Or ninety-three. One or the other” (5).

So Jacob Jankowski, the protagonist of… 552 more words


At the Water's Edge

I truly enjoyed At the Water’s Edge. Some part of me still struggles with how I would rate this novel overall. I read it over the course of a day or so, and really burned through the pages. 271 more words

Book Review

Water for Elephants

Author: Sara Gruen

Rating: 4/5

When Jacob Jankowski’s parents die in a car accident, he finds himself penniless and homeless. Jacob jumps a freight train and lands a job as a circus’ veterinarian. 914 more words

Confessions Of A Bibliophile

Sharing #NaNoWriMo Success Stories

Completing 50,000 words in thirty days is a major achievement, one that hundreds of thousands of NaNoWriMo participants have set as their November goal for the past eighteen years. 377 more words

Joanne Guidoccio

Published NaNoWriMo books

Today, I want to share a few books that started off as NaNoWriMo projects that turned into something bigger: published and bestsellers. 

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen… 219 more words


Detours: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

I took a detour with Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. I had initially planned to read Paradise by Toni Morrison, an author I’ve been fascinated with since grade school for reasons I cannot remember. 549 more words