Category Archives: Book Reviews

Review: “Jane of Austin” by Hillary Manton Lodge

As a Jane Austen fan, I was fairly excited for this book, despite the fact that I think Jane Austen retellings are very overdone. Hillary Manton Lodge‘s Jane of Austin is a modernized version of Austen’s Sense and Sensibility with a few … Continue reading

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Review: “Once and for All” by Sarah Dessen

When I got the notification for this Galley, my high school self just about screamed. High school self had read every Sarah Dessen book she could get her hands on, multiple times, in a rotating order. High school self and … Continue reading

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Review: “The Backstagers, Vol. 1” by James Tynion IV

The Backstagers is basically a gender swapped version of The Lumberjanes (it’s fantastic, so if you haven’t read it yet, what are you waiting for?). I’m not complaining, though, because I absolutely adore Lumberjanes and I really loved getting to read the first … Continue reading

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Review: “Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years, Vol. 1” by Mark Lewisohn

Well, if there’s anything you ever want to know about the Beatles here’s a 900 page textbook that covers their beginnings through 1962. If you want anything after that, you’re in luck because there’s supposed to be two more volumes. … Continue reading

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Review: “Ghosts from Our Past: Both Literally and Figuratively: The Study of the Paranormal” by Erin Gilbert, Abby L. Yates, and Andrew Shaffer

Ghost from Our Past is a media tie-in to this summer’s new Ghostbusters film. In the movie-verse, the book was initially written by Drs. Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates (Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, respectively) during their college days in the 90s. It … Continue reading

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Review: “A Fine Imitation” by Amber Brock

Amber Brock’s A Fine Imitation is 1920s glamour mixed with high society issues and a commentary on restricting gender role expectations. Told with two alternating narratives a decade apart, A Fine Imitation tells the story of Vera Bellington, a woman born into privileged life … Continue reading

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Review: “The Bee-Friendly Garden” by Kate Frey and Gretchen LeBuhn

For a concise and colorful guide to the art of gardening and bee-saving, look no further than Kate Frey and Gretchen LeBuhn’s The Bee-Friendly Garden. Packed with vibrant photos and easily accessible information, this guide will get any gardener and bee … Continue reading

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Review: “Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy” by Dinty W. Moore

“The difference between a story and an essay is that the storyteller just wants to entertain the reader, while the essayist has been to graduate school.” Of the above quote, both statements ring true when Mister Essay Writer Guy is involved. … Continue reading

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Review: “Black Widow: Forever Red” by Margaret Stohl

Marvel Fans– the Black Widow merch has finally arrived! Well. Sort of. Comic book turns Young Adult novel in the witty and exciting Black Widow: Forever Red. Centered around well-know Marvel character Natasha Romanoff (also known as the Black Widow) and new-comers, teens Ava … Continue reading

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Review: “Out on the Wire” by Jessica Abel

Radio isn’t something you normally see. It’s audio—not visual. But Jessica Abel, author-journalist-researcher-broadcasting-cartoonist-extraordinaire, proved that there is definitely one way that we can look at something we normally hear. Abel’s Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New … Continue reading

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