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A Lot of Jars for One Book

Things in Jars

Things in Jars

By: Jess Kidd

When going over what did and didn’t work for me about Things in Jars I hit upon something I don’t think I’ve ever said before… this should have been two books.

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Book Predictions for the 2020’s

 

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It’s a whole new decade and I was thinking about what book world and reading would look like this time in 10 years. How will the 20’s shape and change books for us? Or books change the 20’s?

Below are my predictions.

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This Ones Going to Stay with Me: Miracle Creek

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Miracle Creek

By: Angie Kim

I’ve always been fascinated by fate. Specifically the idea that fate is fate and no matter what you do the thousand, million little things will come together and find you. Of course there’s still that question of the decisions being yours to make in the first place.

But then again- where you always going to make the same decision?

For me it’s something that Miracle Creek appeals to.

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The Top Creatures of 2019

 

Dumbo

My apologies if you have a particular love of like cats and don’t want them lumped in with CGI creatures- I do to. Or vice-versa. But I’m lumping them all together with the great performances by animals, CGI creatures of all sorts, and of course one very famous puppet.

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Fate will Find You: The Starless Sea

The Starless Sea

The Starless Sea

By: Erin Morgenstern

On the one hand I can completely understand why people wouldn’t like this book and don’t like Morgenstern’s writing. There’s a scene in which a character frees the dolls inside a nesting doll: a doll within a doll, a story within a story, within a story, a myth chased through time and space…

Yeah, I get why people won’t like it.

I ate it up.

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Best Books of the Decade

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As we head into not just a new year but a new decade I thought I’d do my top books of the decade.

It was supposed to be a list of 10 but wound up doubled. Some might be controversial picks but I enjoyed all of them for many different reasons. And I’ve found that even the controversial ones are still being talked about.

So the books that defined my decade:

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Time Marches On: Letters from Father Christmas

Letters from Father Christmas

Letters from Father Christmas

By: J.R.R. Tolkien

For two decades Tolkien wrote letters every winter to his children, not from himself, but from Santa where he told them stories about life in the North Pole. Prepping for the big day and his adventures with the accident prone North Polar Bear.

And because it’s Tolkien there’s totally a Goblin attack 🙂

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2020: My Most Anticipated Book Releases

Baby Yoda

Baby Yoda only has two episodes left this year! Where am I going to get my weekly supply of adorable?

But there’s a ton of books to be excited for next year while waiting for his return and of course the one that I will put on every anticipated list ever because you never know when it might happen!

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Just Mercy: An Important Emotional Read

Just Mercy

Just Mercy

By: Bryan Stevenson

So in all honesty I was just going to wait for the movie on this one. Because important subject and Michael B. Jordan but then Twitter had a Twitter-Tantrum only this time it was big time authors acting up and I decided to give Just Mercy- one of the books sort of involved, a read.

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The Best Book Covers of 2019

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It’s still a little too early for most best of lists (there’s still so much more to see and read!) but it’s a perfect time for the Best Book Covers of 2019!

The most beautiful, the most stand-out buy me, the most striking and once again (for me) I think YA mostly stole the show in cover design this year.

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