I Prefer the Ruin

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Love and Ruin

By: Paula McLain

Grade: B+

*I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Love and Ruin is the story of Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gelhorn’s tumultuous meeting, romance and eventual marriage. Paula McLain wrote Circling the Sun which was one of my favorite books a few years ago and remains so. Whereas I definitely have more mixed feelings about this book but mainly I preferred the ruin part.

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Infinity War: Spoilers Talk!

Avengers Infinity War

Avengers Infinity War

Directed By: The Russo Brothers

Grade: A-

Thanos has finally gotten his butt into gear and no one is ready for him.

WARNING: This review has SPOILERS so please if you don’t want to read SPOILERS stop reading here! Because I generally can’t talk about this one without the SPOILERS!

Last Warning!

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My Movie Going Rules

leonard, howard and raj at star wars

A big part of me wants to talk Avengers Infinity Wars but I also think I need to give it a few more days to settle, give other people a chance to see it and maybe see it again. I enjoyed the film but I want to do spoilers so I’ll wait 🙂

I love to watch movies. I love to watch them on the big screen, But I do wish it could be like reading a book. Uninterrupted. Quiet. And with a pause so I can use the restroom and get food whenever I wanted. Since that’s impossible I’ve been known to try to control the experience where I can.

And here I would like to say how much I appreciate the friends and family that still go to see films with me!

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Things You Learn on a Reread

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The Tommyknockers

By: Stephen King

Grade: B+

Trip over a piece of metal in the woods.

Realize it’s larger than you could have imagined. Give into compulsion to dig it up.

Doom everyone.

I read The Tommyknockers for the first time when I was a kid (probably 12 or so) and it’s stayed with me as one of my favorites. Or maybe it just scared me? I’m going with the first. Anyway I reread it for the first time and it’s interesting the things you pick up on the second time around…

And somethings that Google tells you.

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Dogs, Music & Poetry

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The Humans

By: Matt Haig

Grade: A+

“Your existence is as close to impossible as can be. To dismiss it is to dismiss yourself.”

The Humans is only the second book I’ve read by Matt Haig (first being How to Stop Time) and let me tell you he’s fast shot up onto my all-time favorite authors list. I loved The Humans- a sweet and meaningful story about an alien assassin and how dogs, music and poetry might be our best shot at galactic diplomacy.

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Love, Hope & Letters

the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

By: Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Grade: B+

As the rebuilding from World War II commences author Juliet Ashton begins a correspondence with the people of Guernsey (several of them anyway) who while under German occupation formed a literary club and discovered books, friendship and a way to go on during the impossible. Told in letters I admit I found this book a lot more moving than I thought.

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