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Book Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that was so heartbreaking and hilarious at the same time. I’ve learned a little about the “Trail of Tears” on trips through various National Parks, and as sad as the story was … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

I couldn’t put this book down. I’m a bit of a science junkie, although a rather clueless one. But this was a fascinating exploration of the the evolution of cell cultures, the culture of African American healthcare treatment, the history … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Trajectory of Dreams by Nicole Wolverton

Leila White is a sleep lab technician who has taken the fate of the space program into her own hands; she is convinced that astronauts who don’t sleep well are at risk for destroying the space shuttle. But she becomes … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George

Picked this one up at the South Jersey Writers’ Group monthly book swap. I’d never heard of the author or the series, but it had a few wishes on http://www.paperbackswap.com and I’d just finished another book, so I figured I’d … Continue reading

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Book Review: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

I’ll be honest, I came into this expecting not to like it much, because 1) I knew the story of McCandless, and had already formed opinions, and 2) I completely and totally LOVED the movie, from the howling, gorgeous Eddie … Continue reading

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Book Review: Reached by Ally Condie (Matched Trilogy)

Cassia is reunited with Ky and Xander, in the last book of this dystopian romantic triangle. They have joined the Rising (ok that’s probably not a spoiler) and are infiltrating back into Society to engineer its takedown. But separately, much … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crossed by Ally Condie (Matched Trilogy)

So much for blogging every week! I keep falling off the wagon! But NaNoWriMo is coming, and I sure don’t want to miss a whole month of blogging…. getting a few ready for the future. :) Anyway, here’s my review … Continue reading

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