BOOK REVIEW: My Absolute Darling by David Tallent

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AUTHOR: David Tallent
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Julia “Turtle” Alveston is stuck living in a remote home with her abusive father when she begins to realize there’s a bigger world outside her backyard.
GENRE: Fiction | Contemporary
WARNING: The book has extensive descriptions of graphic physical and sexual violence.
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BOOK REVIEW: The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa

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AUTHOR: Armando Lucas Correa
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: When Anna Rosen gets a mysterious package from an estranged Cuban relative, she is met with a long family history that begins in Nazi Germany.
GENRE: Historical Fiction | Holocaust | World War II
RATING: 3.5/5
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Reading Wrap Up: July 2018

July was not a great month for reading, in fact I barely read anything. It was a busy month between quitting job, applying for new jobs, and getting old jobs again. Not to mention I graduated at the end of the month, there’s a wedding coming soon (not mine), hopefully a new and better job, and not to mention the general stress all of these new life changes create.

All of which caused a major reading slump for the majority of the month. It wasn’t until the last week of July that I actually started reading again and finished four books. Sounds like a lot but it isn’t, not when half of them have pictures in them and one of them was an audiobook.

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MUSIC MONDAY: “The Night We Met” by Lord Huron

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SINGER: Lord Huron
SONGWRITERS: Ben Schneider
ALBUM: Strange Trails
GENRE: Indie Rock | Indie Alternative
LENGTH: 3:28 minutes
LINKS: The Night We Met – Audio | The Night We Met – Lyric Video
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What’s In My Bookshelf Tag


  • Link back to me so I can see everyone’s answers! (Naty’s Bookshelf)
  • Also link back to the person who tagged you!
  • Name one book for each category; try not to repeat books to make this more fun!
  • Tag at least 5 people

Note: Nobody tagged me but that’s never stopped me before and it certainly won’t this time either. Also, I’m tagging anyone who wants to do this tag because why not?

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5 Real Reasons Why I Buy Books

As much as I enjoy going to the library and checking out books for free, I also enjoy buying books to keep them for myself. Call me selfish if you want, but it’s nice to have books at my disposal instead of having to drive to the library for a book or two. But there are five major reasons why I buy them, and it’s not just the comforting feeling they bring me.

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