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Into the Water by Paula Hawkins | Book Review

I was a HUGE fan of Hawkins' first novel, The Girl on the Train, and her follow-up doesn't disappoint. Into the Water focuses on a specific body of water that is called "The Drowning Pool", where several women over the years have been murdered or committed suicide at, and follows multiple perspectives after the most recent… Continue reading Into the Water by Paula Hawkins | Book Review

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick | Book Review

The novel that inspired Blade Runner, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a fast-paced thrill ride that also leaves you pondering multiple themes that are touched upon in this slim story. The plot follows Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter for the San Francisco Police Department, as he's tasked with "retiring" six Nexus-6 androids. This… Continue reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick | Book Review

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The White Queen by Philippa Gregory | Book Review

After watching the incredible miniseries based off of this book (and the following novels in the Plantagenet series), I decided to read the source material. I wasn't left disappointed. This novel chronicles the life of Lady Elizabeth Grey, who manages to marry King Edward and become Queen of England. What she doesn't expect are all… Continue reading The White Queen by Philippa Gregory | Book Review

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Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher | Book Review

Carrie Fisher's first memoir is a powerful, absorbing treat of a novel. In this slim yet potent account, Carrie has just undergone ECT (shock therapy) and is relaying her memories that have remained intact. Oh boy, what stories she has to tell. From her encounters with Cary Grant, her Hollywood upbringing, her romances, and the… Continue reading Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher | Book Review

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Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson | Book Review

Let me get this out of the way: I LOVED this book. The story follows a young woman named Izzy, who has just graduated from high school. She's also pregnant with her art teacher's baby, and has limited resources to care for a child. After being informed of an experimental program called The Infinite Family… Continue reading Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson | Book Review

Film · Reviews

Days 164-173 | 365 Day Film Challenge

I'm still on the journey of watching one film a day, which equates to 365 films in a year. Here are reviews for ten that I've recently watched. DAY 164- THE IMPOSSIBLE (2012) A powerful, moving, brutal look at the devastating tsunamis that ravaged Thailand in December 2004, and the story of a family who… Continue reading Days 164-173 | 365 Day Film Challenge