Ravenous Youth & a Universal Character

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Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth

By: Xiaolu Guo

Grade: A

Xiaolu Guo was on my My Author Goals List this year list and I’m so glad I picked this book up. Though it’s a bit of a strange one perhaps. Fenfang has left her small village to make her way in Beijing and we see, well, 20 fragments of that life.

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Books & Cookies! And One Late Tag…

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Once upon a time wonderful blogger Kelly from Just Another Book in the Wall tagged me in the Cookie Book tag and I immediately thought… cookies and books! Yes! Then I was cursed with procrastination, forgetfulness and a general ability to lose my Blogging Notebook like everywhere and now eons later (at least months) I’m doing the tag!

I’m also a (cheap) cookie connoisseur so am including below the 5 greatest cookies of all time.

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Science-Fiction Book Suggestions for Newbies

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A friend of mine recently asked what books I’d recommend for her niece to get into science-fiction and I thought, “Hey there’s an idea! I read enough and I love the idea of telling people what to read!” 🙂

Some of these books were literally gazing at me from my shelf. So anyway below are the books I think would help people launch themselves into the sci-fi genre. While I don’t believe in age limits on what books people should read (no one is to old for YA for instance) I tried to pick a good spectrum of books.

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Contemplating Changing Opinions & Blogging Life

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So at the end of September I will have had this blog for 4 years. I was looking back over old posts to see if my opinions had changed about anything. I reread a couple of books I’ve loved in the past. I rewatched a bunch of movies. Probably the big one this year I’ve tried the whole audio book thing again.

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She Burned all the Rules (and a Convent)

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goddess

By: Kelly Gardiner

Grade: B

You have to admire Julie d’Aubigny- when the family of the woman she falls in love with ships her off to a convent Julie just goes and signs up as well. Then she commits arson (while using the body of a dead nun) and takes off with her girlfriend.

Admire the passion and the life. Maybe not duplicate certain things.

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I Do Not Trust You Blog Tour

I Do not Trust You

I Do Not Trust You

By: Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz

Published By: Wednesday Books

Available: September 11th (Today!)

Memphis “M” Engel is stubborn, graced with knowledge of lost languages and cultures, and a good opponent in a fight.

Ash Sood is holding onto a whole lot of secrets but he needs a map M inherited from her archeologist father that will lead him to a relic with the power to destroy the world. M needs to hold onto that map- or find the relic- whichever comes first to save what’s left of her family.

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Walking the (Rocky) Path with Red Sister

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Red Sister

By: Mark Lawrence

Grade: B+

I was really excited to read Red Sister but I have to be honest for a little while I didn’t think I’d even finish it. This is mainly the story of Nona- trouble seems to find her and she winds up in the Convent of Sweet Mercy a school of girls being trained to become Nuns/ Sisters/ Super Assassins which sounded so bloody cool I jumped on it!

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Writer’s Box #2: August 2018

Scribbler August Box

So in July I received my first Scribbler box which is a subscription box for writers by writers and while I wasn’t big on it I decided to keep the subscription going for August.

I thought August -which was all about “Creating Tension” -really upped the game. I also must say that one of the “perks” from this box is getting to participate in private chats with industry insiders. I was late for the July event but watched it after and I did take some interesting information so I’m looking forward to the next one.

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