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CJ Reviews The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Title: The Queen of the Tearling Author: Erika Johansen Publication Date: July 8, 2014 Format: Hardcover Rating: 3.75 stars Young Kelsea Raleigh was raised in hiding after the death of her mother, Queen Elyssa, far from the intrigues of the royal Keep and in the care of two devoted servants who pledged their lives to protect her. Growing up in a… Continue reading CJ Reviews The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

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CJ Reviews The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Title: The Night Circus Author: Erin Morgenstern Publication Date: September 13, 2011 Format: Hardcover Rating: 4.75 stars The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices plastered on lampposts and billboards. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within these nocturnal black-and-white striped tents awaits an utterly unique, a feast for the senses, where one… Continue reading CJ Reviews The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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Review Shorts: Primary Prep – Clinton & Sanders

Tomorrow is Primary Day here in Pennsylvania, finally. Normally during a presidential election PA is so late in the primary schedule that the candidate is basically already decided and it feels like it doesn't matter who I vote for. That's not the case with this election and in the last couple months I have found… Continue reading Review Shorts: Primary Prep – Clinton & Sanders

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Review Shorts: All About Love and How to Be a Woman

Every once in a while there's a book you read and no matter how much you might love it, it's just hard to find enough to say about it to write a full review. Therefore, I've been toying with the idea of a "Review Shorts" category for a long time. The idea is to combine… Continue reading Review Shorts: All About Love and How to Be a Woman

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: So You Wanna Try Some Nonfiction…

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Ten Books Every ____ Should Read. The goal here is to fill in that blank. Now, these kind of topics are hard for me, mostly because while I (like most of you reading this) read A LOT, I don't feel qualified… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: So You Wanna Try Some Nonfiction…