A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Rating: 4.5/5 I grew up in the magical world of J.R.R. Tolkien. The elves, dwarves, hobbits, dragons, and goblins swallowed me into their mystical realm of dark forests and misty mountains. I read the books and watched the films countless times, continuously immersing myself in the exquisite world that Tolkien had created. Now, I had... Continue Reading →

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The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

Rating: 4.5/5 “The how of Pooh?” I read this entire little book in one sitting. It’s short, sweet, and revealing. Benjamin Hoff uses an engaging and passive style of conversation between the reader and the Pooh’s cast to reveal more about The Way and how it applies to our everyday life. “While Eeyore frets,And Piglet... Continue Reading →

The History of Bees by Maja Lunde

Rating: 4/5 I don’t read many cli-fi books. I find that I’m reminded of our doomed climate situation rather regularly through the news or social media, and I don’t need to infiltrate my reading time with more despairing facts and threatening figures. I found Maja Lunde’s book while perusing a book store in Germany (ok... Continue Reading →

Talon by Amanda Greenslade

Rating: 2/5 I really wanted to like this book. The premise reminded me of “The Tiger Saga” by Colleen Houck, a series that I gobbled up in middle school. “Talon” by Amanda Greenslade moves too slowly and is not engaging. I DNFed at 19%, something I normally don’t do.  Meet Talon, a young boy who... Continue Reading →

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