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Review: First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

Book cover: First Frost First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen My rating: 4 of 5 starsThis is a sequel to Sarah Addison Allen's previous book, Garden Spells. It's quite a lovely read. Some of the unresolved plot points from Garden Spells carry over into this one, namely the parental issues of the main characters, Claire… Continue reading Review: First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

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Review: The Huntress by Kate Quinn

The Huntress by Kate Quinn My rating: 3 of 5 starsI don't often read historical fiction, for several reasons I'm not willing to explore in this review. This book is set between alternating worlds of four sets of main characters: one is an escaped Nazi war criminal who disappears, another set is the group of… Continue reading Review: The Huntress by Kate Quinn

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Review, HBO’s “Big Little Lies”

*Trigger warning for discussions of rape and marital violence.*     Big Little Lies. I initially didn't want to watch this show, because I thought it was all about "rich white ladies having problems." But it turns out that the problems which these characters have are actually universal problems, so there. Silly me. The show… Continue reading Review, HBO’s “Big Little Lies”

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Review: MTV’s The Shanara Chronicles

The Shanara Chronicles It is so nice to see the pointy-eared bastards again! (Sorry, that's a line from Star Trek.) Ahem. So, I have not read the celebrated novels by Terry Brooks, although I certainly should. I may yet read them, but here I want to talk about the MTV series. The questions abound: Why… Continue reading Review: MTV’s The Shanara Chronicles

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Review: Revolution by Jennifer Donnely

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. An interesting book. The main character, Andi, held my attention throughout. She's a teenager who watched her brother get murdered, and is going through the grieving process, with layered trauma. No one really understands her and helps her to feel normal, except her music teacher, who is a concentration camp survivor.… Continue reading Review: Revolution by Jennifer Donnely

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Review: The Fiery Cross / Outlander Season 1

The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5) by Diana Gabaldon (Goodreads Author) Anna Marie Martin's review Apr 17, 15  · edit 2 of 5 stars Read in January, 2015 Okay so the defining moment for me was when Claire, who must have done some sort of "collection," is looking at Jamie's sperm in her home-made microscope. Ahem: EEEEEEEWWWWW.… Continue reading Review: The Fiery Cross / Outlander Season 1

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Review: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1) by Erika Johansen Anna Marie Martin's review 3 of 5 stars This was a fine diversion from the Windstorm of Ought-Fifteen, where, rendered powerless, we spent several days at my father-in-law's house. Kelsea is a girl who was raised in the forest by people… Continue reading Review: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen