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https://youtu.be/FD9CGg18szs Here are all the geeky things I picked up in September!
After loving the film adaptation, I was DESPERATE to get my hands on the source novel. Needless to say, my expectations were blown out of the water. The novel is comprised solely of letters and telegrams, but each character feels fleshed out and unique. I loved the main protagonist Juliet Ashton and her spitfire spirit,… Continue reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows | Book Review
The Enchanted is an exquisitely crafted tale about a very serious topic: death row. The novel follows three primary characters: an inmate, "The Lady" (an advocate who tries to get inmates off of death row), and a prison warden. Flipping between these characters can be jarring at first, especially because they're different POVs, but soon… Continue reading The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld | Book Review
I REALLY wanted to love The State of Grace. The plot centers on a teenage girl named Grace who has autism, and her life as she currently deals with returning to school, the absence of her dad as he's on a work trip, her mom's new best friend that she hates, and a cute boy… Continue reading The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas | Book Review
This graphic novel is so powerful, yet light-hearted and informative. Cece Bell's autobiographical graphic novel sees her portrayed as a young animal who, after contracting meningitis at the age of four, becomes deaf. The rest of the story sees Cece adjusting to wearing hearing aids and figuring out how to navigate life while telling others… Continue reading El Deafo by Cece Bell | Graphic Novel Review
On the Island is a book that is perfectly suited to read during the hot summer months. The plot revolves around Anna, a thirty-year old teacher who has agreed to tutor sixteen-year old T.J. on a tropical island during the summer. She plans to re-evaluate her life while away on this work vacation, but she… Continue reading On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves | Book Review
https://youtu.be/L_poduEcARc Doctor Who, Outlander, and Book Outlet ,oh my! These (and more) are featured in this installment of Geeky Pickups!
Girl in Dior aims for the hearts of haute couture lovers, but ultimately, it's style over substance. The paper thin plot traces ten years of the iconic Christian Dior's life, from the start of his fashion line to his death. The main character is a fictional woman named Clara who goes from being a fashion… Continue reading Girl in Dior by Annie Goetzinger | Graphic Novel Review
HOLY. EFFING. SHIT. Sorry for the coarse language, but DAMN, THAT ENDING. Now I know why everyone was talking about it... Behind Her Eyes follows three individuals whose lives intersect in a twisted way: Louise, a single mum and secretary, Adele, a beautiful, fragile housewife, and her husband David, a psychiatrist who just happens to… Continue reading Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough | Book Review