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June Blog Post Round Up

Fun in June My summer vacation is over and I finally started my new job as a librarian at my local community college! It has been a great experience so far. I’m really feeling optimistic about my future at this job. We also had our family trip to Glen Rose, Texas and it was a

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Mini Review: The Short Stories of Langston Hughes

What It’s About The Short Stories of Langston Hughes Sometimes called the Poet Laureate of Black America, Langston Hughes was also an accomplished writer of fiction, with a novel and several collections of stories to his credit. This collection brings together nearly 50 of Hughes’s best stories. Many are drawn from three earlier collections, but

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My June Book Haul

Hello, friends! Here are the books that I bought in June! Recently I did a major purge of my book collection. But have added many new ones since then! 🙈 Have you read any of these books? I’d love to hear what you thought. Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan Flora: Inside

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The King’s Justice by E.M. Powell

Rating: 5/5 What It’s About: England, 1176. Aelred Barling, esteemed clerk to the justices of King Henry II, is dispatched from the royal court with his young assistant, Hugo Stanton, to investigate a brutal murder in a village outside York. The case appears straightforward. A suspect is under lock and key in the local prison,

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Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese

Rating: 5/5 What It’s About: Saul Indian Horse has hit bottom. His last binge almost killed him, and now he’s a reluctant resident in a treatment centre for alcoholics, surrounded by people he’s sure will never understand him. But Saul wants peace, and he grudgingly comes to see that he’ll find it only through telling

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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Rating: 3/5 What It’s About: Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the

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Mini Review: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

A Foreword It’s been a real struggle for me to process my thoughts for The Poppy War. And after thinking more about it, I don’t think I can fairly give this book a rating. This book has been in my collection for a year now already. I’ve been slowly trying to get through my TBR

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The Master’s Apprentice by Oliver Potzsch 

Rating: 2.5/5 What It’s About: It’s the fifteenth century and only heretics are curious about the universe. Germany, 1494. Born under a rare alignment of the stars, Johann Georg Gerlach, “the lucky one” to his mother—is fated for greatness. But Johann’s studies and wonder at the sky have made him suspect. Especially in wake of

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My May Book Haul

Hello, friends! My May book haul was alot smaller than usual. There just weren’t may deals this month that I was interested in. I am excited to add some more graphic novels to my book collection! All of my books are purchased as e-books from the Amazon’s Kindle deals so the prices range from $1.99

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May Blog Post Round Up

It’s Finally May By the time this posts, school will be out for summer! I am so excited for this much needed break! May is another month that seemed to go by slow and fast at the same time. I’ll have a few weeks off before I start my new job. This summer we have

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