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๐ŸŒžโ˜€ Summer Reading 2020 โ˜ผ๐Ÿ„

We might not be traveling this summer, but you can still travel by diving into a book this summer. As the majority of the world is practicing social distancing, the only mode the transportation is by reading. In your imagination that is. As the heat is making us tired, stressed, and exhausted, reading could be a tool used to relax your mind and make you … Continue reading ๐ŸŒžโ˜€ Summer Reading 2020 โ˜ผ๐Ÿ„

Black Lives Matter: Here are 7 Books To Remind Us About Injustices โœŠ๐Ÿฟ๐ŸคŽโ˜ฎ๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฃ

All proceeds from my Amazon Affiliate account will go towards a split donation group between 70+ community bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizers. Donate here. Ever since the death of Gorge Floyd, our country hasn’t been the same. Racism and police brutality has always been there even before the murder of George Floyd. This idea wasn’t new, but the movement of Black … Continue reading Black Lives Matter: Here are 7 Books To Remind Us About Injustices โœŠ๐Ÿฟ๐ŸคŽโ˜ฎ๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฃ

Six of Crows: YA’S Gold Standard of A Thriller | Book Review

Spoiler Free Book Review

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Release Date: September 29, 2015

Page count: 465

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Themes: Thugs and Thives, Money Talks, Darkness

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Synopsis

A soon to be Netflix series in late of 2020, Six of Crows is the young adult fantasy version of the film Oceanโ€™s Eight. Full of action, magic, and wit, Six of Crows is an adrenaline rush ride with a group of thugs and thieves that join a heist. This group of thieves are not afraid to kill, steal, and loose their loyalty for money. Bardugoโ€™s craft allows you to escape into a dark world with a group of thieves and you are the spectator, witnessing all of their crimes.

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April’s Book Club Pick: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Page Count: 344 Genres: Suspense, Romance Themes: Love, Infatuation, Good vs. Evil, Violence and Revenge. Access The Book For Free or Buy it Book Club Agenda Every week for the month of April, I will publish book club content to enhance your reading of Wuthering Heights. Week One: Meet the CharactersWeek Two: How Wuthering Heights Influenced Pop CultureWeek Three: Let’s talk about the major themes. … Continue reading April’s Book Club Pick: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

The Ultimate Readers Guide to Quarantine

Everyone around the world is forced to be at home and practice social distancing. Now that we are forced to to stay home, we should take advantage of this time to read, create, and relax. Below I have my list of ideas to kill the boredom, read more books, create book marks and book covers, and most importantly, multiple ways to challenge your mind.

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The Old Man and the Sea | Book Review: A Perfect Escapism Novella For Quarantine

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Release Date: September 1, 1952

Page count:127

Genres: Fiction, Novella, Allegory

Themes: Defeat, Death, Pride

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The Bluest Eye | Book Review

Author: Toni Morrison

Release Date: 1970

Page count: 206

Genres: Fiction, African American Literature

Themes: Beauty, Whiteness, Seeing vs. Being Seen, Sexual abuse

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I read this book as part of my book club pick for the month, and I do not regret choosing this book for the month of March. This book has everything one can hope for: wit, humor, beauty, tragedy, and imagination.

Synopsis

This book focuses on the story of Pecola during the Great Depression. Pecola is a young black girl who has an abusive father and a mother who finds comfort in her job of caring for a white home. Pecola is often mocked for her dark skin and prays for blond hair and blue eyes. In this novel, you read the story of Pecola when she was taken care by another family, learn the backstory of Pecolaโ€™s parents, and ultimately, the meaning of beauty, race, and class. 

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10 Short Reads You Can Read this Leap Day!

It’s Leap day! For those who don’t know, every four years we gain an extra day in the year and that falls on February 29th.

So the dilemma is that you have an extra day! There are so many good thing about Today’s leap day. First and foremost, is that it falls on a Saturday. A day that most have when they work Monday-Friday. And secondly, is that the weather should be nice. At least in Southern California, it’s going to a day in the 60’s. A good day to lay in bed, on the couch, take a breathe, and relax My recommendation is to use that day to better yourself.Go to the gym, get a work out done, go the beach or head to the outdoors, and pick out a book!

I mean Bill Gates takes two whole weeks to himself to do nothing but read. I’m only suggesting that you read a whole day, which isn’t much compared to one of the richest man alive.

Here are recommendations on what to read this Leap day in one sitting along with a link to the ebook, because your time is precious and you need that book now!

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โ˜  Crown of Midnight โ˜  Book Review

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Originally Published: August 15, 2013
Series: Throne of Glass #2
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult Romance, Young Adult Adventure
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Average Rating: 4.45โ˜…’s
Length: 420 Pages
Themes: Young love, friendship, good vs. evil, dealing with loss.

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Synopsis:

Assassin Celaena Saradothein is told by the King for which she serves to, that she must kill a man. But what the king doesn’t know is that even though she’s a hired assassin, she does things her way. In this sequel we follow one mission that ends up threatening her and the lives around her.

In short: Imagine Game of Thrones, but the young adult version.

Synopsis from the publisher:

She is the greatest assassin her world has ever known.
But does she have the heart of a killer?

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king’s contest to become the new royal assassin. But Calaena is far from loyal to the crown. Keeping up the charade – while pretending to do the king’s bidding – will test her skills in an entirely new way. And it certainly isn’t the only point of confusion for the young girl. Because though she’s made her choice between Dorian and Chaol, the ways of the heart are never simple…

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Do I recommend this book?

Hell yes! This book had everything that I wanted: love scenes, adventure, magic.

Although the first book was not Sarah J. Maas best, this book made up for that. I can see why the first book was set up in that way and that was to set up the plot for the second book.

Before you read this book know:

  1. This is the second book to the series so before you read this, make sure you read the first one, Throne of Glass.
  2. This book is better than her first book in the series, and that’s a fact.
  3. Expect loss. People will die.
  4. There are love scenes. Not fifty shades of grey explicit, but enough for the imagination.

Favorite Quotes:

โ€œThe best lies were always mixed with truth.โ€ 

โ€œWhat does that mean?” he demanded. 

She smiled sadly. “You’ll figure it out. And when you do…” She shook her head, knowing she shouldn’t say it, but doing it anyway. “When you do, I want you to remember that it wouldn’t have made any difference to me. It’s never made any difference to me when it came to you. Iโ€™d still pick you. Iโ€™ll always pick you.โ€

โ€œTo escape death, she’d become death.โ€ 

I’m keeping this non-spoiler review as dry as possible because I don’t want anything to be spoiled, it’s that good.

Read down below for a more detailed review, with spoilers. If you don’t mind spoilers or have already read this book: read below in the next page.

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