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Book Review: A Life Removed by Jason Parent

Title: A Life Removed

Author: Jason Parent

Published: 2017

Pages: 280

Genre: Horror, Thriller

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

My rating: 3.5/5


Detectives Bruce Marklin and Jocelyn Beaudette have put plenty of criminals behind bars. But a new terror is stalking their city. The killer’s violent crimes are ritualistic but seemingly indiscriminate. As the death toll rises, the detectives must track a murderer without motive. The next kill could be anyone… maybe even one of their own.
Officer Aaron Pimental sees no hope for himself or humanity. His girlfriend is pulling away, and his best friend has found religion. When Aaron is thrust into the heart of the investigation, he must choose who he will become, the hero or the villain.
If Aaron doesn’t decide soon, the choice will be made for him.

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Gilmore Girls Book Club: At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

If there was any other way to combine reading and the love of Gilmore Girls, this group of women clearly know how to do it right. Introducing the Gilmore Girls Book Club! A colleague of mine found a list for 13 Books Coming Out for Gilmore Girls Fans in 2017 and gauged interest from us and the rest is history. To clarify, none of these books are directly related to the Gilmore Girls nor are they on the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge. They are books reminiscent of small town living and the quirky and lovable characters we’ve grown up with.

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Book Club: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

What other ending could we imagine? There are infinite possibilities, as there are infinite multiverses. For most of us, we were hesitant on a science fiction book as our pick this month. However, we were pleasantly surprised by how mind-blowing and still relate-able the story-line was. My head hurt thinking of all the avenues and understanding that all of our actions and choices can change the fate of ourselves and those around us. In a way, it makes us appreciate our lives that much more. Thinking of the alternate universes that Jason finds himself in based on his emotions is utterly terrifying!

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Snap Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Title: Fangirl

My rating: 4/5


Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…
But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

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GoodReads Challenge Update (#2 2017)


We are about halfway in to 2017! As I upped my GoodReads Reading Challenge significantly to 85 this year, I have to keep myself in check and see how my progress is! Also, what I’m projected to accomplish the next 1/2!

As of right now, here is where I’m sitting:

54/85 (63.5%)

Here are the books I have read (and some reviewed) links to reviews OR Goodreads:

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