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The Reader – Book Review

 

Publication Date: September 13, 2016

Author: Traci Chee

 

Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken, or if she’s even alive.

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Turtles All The Way Down – Book Review

 

Title: Turtles All The Way Down

Author: John Green

Hey guys! I preordered Turtles All the Way Down, John Green’s new book, a couple of months ago, and I actually got my copy a day early! It was, indeed, signed, and of course I immediately had to dig in. Since it only came out a few days ago, I thought I’d review it (wow, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these) and just share my thoughts in general!

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Editorial Review – Poetry ‘n That

 

Title: Poetry ‘n That

Author name: Seána Geri McCloskey

Genre: Poetry

 

This collection of short poems cover a diverse array of topics, discussing Brexit, Theresa May’s time as prime minister, Scottish independence, and the plight of the downtrodden during Christmas over the course of its pages.

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Editorial Review – Stranded in Love

 

Book Title: Stranded In Love

Author: Victoria Grant

Genre: Contemporary romance

 

Two strangers find themselves stranded and at the mercy of the whims of Mother Nature in this offering by Victoria Grant. The first novel in the Calderone series, it tells the story of Laney Calderone who, by anyone’s standards, is having one heck of a bad day.

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Editorial Review – Fortune Favors the Bold

 

Title: Fortune Favors the Bold – A Woman’s Odyssey through a Turbulent Century

Author name: Theodore Modis

Genre: Creative Non-fiction / Biography / Memoir

 

This creative nonfiction work looks at the life of Theodosia Modis, lover and wife of Giorgos Modis, the son of a significant martyr in the cultural and political conflict between Greeks and Bulgarians in Macedonia prior to the First World War. Though she was primarily a schoolteacher, mother, and wife, this volume celebrates the story of her achievements and her long and eventful life.

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Editorial Review – Productivity Equation: The Four Step Process to Accomplishing More of What’s Important to You

 

Title: Productivity Equation: The Four Step Process to Accomplishing More of What’s Important to You

Author: Elita Torres

Genre: Business / Productivity

 

Most people have specific goals about what they want to accomplish in a specific time period, such as a day, month, or year. Everyone has days where they wish they could’ve been more productive, or even if they were quite productive, found more time for fun and relationships. Readers can find themselves wishing they were more efficient in the blocks of time they issue at work and at home. This takes knowledge, and readers of self-help and self-enrichment books are aware that a little bit of knowledge can go a long way.

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Editorial Review – Road to Antietam

 

Title: Road to Antietam

Author: Tom E. Hicklin

Genre: Historical Fiction

 

The Galloway brothers leave behind their family and the quiet lives they’ve always led in Ohio to join the Federal Army in what is expected to be a quick routing of the Southern rebel forces during the Civil War. Daniel joins the Army to prove his worth to the father of the woman he wants to marry, while his younger brother Christopher hopes to find glory. Both are gravely unprepared for the horrors they’ll face when they finally enter the battlefield.

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Snowman Paul at the Winter Olympics – Book Review

 

Snowman Paul at the Winter Olympics by Yossi Lapid

What is Snowman Paul willing to do for an Olympic medal?

The Winter Olympic Games are just around the corner, and Snowman Paul will be there, looking for gold medals. However, how far is he willing to go in his pursuit of his Olympic dream?

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The Snail’s Castle – Book Review

 

Carl Jung’s concept of the Shadow is one of many intertwined and mutually reinforcing themes in Mark Gordon’s complex and absorbing novel.

The Shadow comprises the negative, primitive and morally reprehensible emotions and impulses inaccessible to the conscious mind: among them, lust, greed, envy, rage and the pursuit of power. It is at its most dangerous when habitually repressed and rejected, eventually manifesting itself in mental disturbances such as neurosis, psychosis or irrational hostility.

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