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The Book of Esther by Emily Barton | Book Review

After seeing all of the glowing reviews for this book, I went into this novel with fairly high expectations. Sadly, I was left underwhelmed. The writing is gorgeous, and Barton knows how to set a scene. The only thing is, there was SO MUCH description that it made reading the book feel like a chore.… Continue reading The Book of Esther by Emily Barton | Book Review

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Days 334 – 343 | 365 Day Film Challenge

Another week (ish), another round-up of ten films I've watched. My challenge is almost over, and I have no idea what I'm going to do with my life... In the meantime, though, you can follow me on Letterboxd to see what I'm watching and the ratings I give these films! DAY 334 - THE BABYSITTER… Continue reading Days 334 – 343 | 365 Day Film Challenge

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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie | Book Review

Another cracking yarn from the Queen of Mystery, And Then There Were None finds ten people drawn to an island by a mysterious figure named U.N. Owen. Once they arrive on the island, though, sinister things start happening and their numbers dwindle... Christie knew how to weave together a mystery, and this is one of… Continue reading And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie | Book Review

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October 2017 Reading Wrap-Up!

https://youtu.be/JillV3hBY9Y Today I discuss the five books I read in the month of October! REVIEWS Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro: https://alycatgeekery.com/2017/10/08/never-let-me-go-by-kazuo-ishiguro-book-review/ The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry: https://alycatgeekery.com/2017/10/19/the-fifth-petal-by-brunonia-barry-book-review/ Turtles All the Way Down by John Green: https://alycatgeekery.com/2017/10/23/turtles-all-the-way-down-by-john-green-book-review/ Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel: https://alycatgeekery.com/2017/10/27/sleeping-giants-by-sylvain-neuvel-book-review/ Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie: https://alycatgeekery.com/2017/10/31/murder-on-the-orient-express-by-agatha-christie-book-review/  

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Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie | Book Review

WOW. THIS is how you craft a mystery novel. Murder on the Orient Express is the tenth novel in the Hercule Poirot series, but I was able to enjoy this book without having read the previous entries (another sign this is a great yarn). I loved the eclectic cast of characters, and seeing Poirot untangling… Continue reading Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie | Book Review

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Days 324 – 333 | 365 Day Film Challenge

Another day, another round-up. I only have about a month left of my challenge, and I'm simultaneously glad that I won't have to pencil in time for a film every day, and sad, because it's become part of my daily routine. Anyway, let's get on with the reviews, shall we? P.S. You can follow me… Continue reading Days 324 – 333 | 365 Day Film Challenge

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Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel | Book Review

I had been highly anticipating reading this novel, and for the most part, I enjoyed my time spent with Sleeping Giants. The narrative is centered around a mysterious piece of machinery that is discovered, and follows a group of people who are assigned to decipher the purpose of this anachronism. The book is formatted in… Continue reading Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel | Book Review

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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green | Book Review

I went into this novel with equal mixtures hope and trepidation. I loved Green's previous novel The Fault in Our Stars, but didn't really care for his past bibliography. I needn't have worried, though. Turtles All the Way Down is a realistic, heartwarming look at a young woman named Aza Holmes who is battling mental… Continue reading Turtles All the Way Down by John Green | Book Review