Monthly Archives: June 2014

Book 16: Incarceron

Have you ever read a book and there was an image that was either so descriptively gory or sexual that you were actually terrified to continue reading? It’s only happened to me once but I needed to make a shift … Continue reading

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Book 15: The Floating Island

It’s a rare occasion when I can’t remember the content of a book I’ve read. I speak mostly of leisure reading as I place text books in a separate category. Like most of the population, I will remember what I … Continue reading

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Book 14: Here There Be Dragons

This book was given to me in audio book form with a high recommendation, and though I have been trying to avoid YA novels I don’t often refuse a recommendation without trying it first. I will admit that I was … Continue reading

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Book 13: The Children of Hurin

Seeing the name “Tolkien” on the cover of a book is enough to arouse my interest. Sometimes known as a “Father of Fantasy”, J.R.R. Tolkien’s work has been popular since they were first published but are even more so now that … Continue reading

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Book 12: Live What You Love

When I tell people I want to be a teacher and a writer they often will show signs of selected deafness resulting in the latter being ignored. I can only assume those who seek to become artists, actors, and musicians … Continue reading

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Book 11: Blink

Books like this have made the adjustment of reading non-fiction easier and more enjoyable. I avoided reading non-fiction for a long time because I grew up reading as a means of escaping into a fantastical world where I could experience … Continue reading

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Book 10: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

This is the first book in a series by Ransom Riggs, and again it is yet another debut novel. If these first novels are where these authors start in their writing career then one can only imagine the quality of … Continue reading

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