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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently Reading:  Everything that Remains by Joshua Fields Millburn and Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Recently Finished Reading: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende, and The Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare

Reading Next: Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand and Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

 

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Snap Review: A Man Called Ove

Title: A Man Called Ove

My rating: 4/5

Synopsis:

A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.
Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.

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WWW Wednesday (33)

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently Reading:  Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen and The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

Recently Finished Reading: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (review to come) and Cymbeline by William Shakespeare

Reading Next: Everything that Remains by Joshua Fields Millburn and The Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare

 

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Book Review: The Beauty of the Fall by Rich Marcello

Title: The Beauty of the Fall

Author: Rich Marcello

Published: 2016

Pages: 358

Genre: Fiction, Literary Fiction

Format: Print copy mailed by author in exchange for an honest review

My rating: 3/5

Synopsis:

Dan Underlight, a divorced, workaholic technology executive, suffers lingering grief over the death of his ten-year-old son, Zack. When Dan’s longtime friend and boss, Olivia Whitmore, fires Dan from RadioRadio, the company that he helped create, he crashes and isolates himself.
Willow, a poet and domestic violence survivor, helps Dan regain his footing. With her support, Dan ventures on a pilgrimage of sorts, visiting Fortune 500 companies to flesh out a software start-up idea. When Dan returns home with a fully formed vision, he recruits the help of three former RadioRadio colleagues and starts Conversationworks, a company he believes will be at the vanguard of social change.
Guided by Dan’s generative leadership, Conversationworks enjoys some early successes, but its existence is soon threatened on multiple fronts. Will Dan survive the ensuing corporate battles and realize the potential of his company? Or will he be defeated by his enemies and consumed by his grief?


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WWW Wednesday (32)

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently Reading: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman and Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Recently Finished Reading: The Beauty of the Fall  by Rich Marcello (review to come) and Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Reading Next: Cymbeline by William Shakespeare and The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

 

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Snap Review: The Outsiders

Title: The Outsiders

My rating: 3/5

Synopsis:

According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short for “social”) has money, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on the outside and needs to watch his back. Ponyboy is a greaser, and he’s always been proud of it, even willing to rumble against a gang of socs for the sake of his fellow greasers–until one terrible night when his friend Johnny kills a soc. The murder gets under Ponyboy’s skin, causing his bifurcated world to crumble and teaching him that pain feels the same whether a soc or a greaser.

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