LEXICON by Max Barry

Words are wondrous things. I recently read a quote that reflected on how every story we read is just a different combination of the same 26 letters, and this seems quite magical to me. I…

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Grand gestures, Taylor Swift, and feminism: making sense of my contradictions

It wasn’t until yesterday that, thanks to the Feminist Taylor Swift Twitter account, I considered my personality could actually be full of contradictions. The outrage! The horror! In all seriousness, the gender equality conversation has been…

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Top Ten Tuesday: April 30 2013

There may not be a single word or topic that would immediately convince me to buy a book, but there certainly are topics that will instantly make me pick up a book. In fact, I…

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THE START OF EVERYTHING by Emily Winslow

I was fortunate to receive an advance copy of The Start of Everything from The Book Depository. Free books are pretty fantastic, but excellent free books are even better. That’s exactly what Emily Winslow’s second novel is.…

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SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi

I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before, but I truly hate reading a book after I’ve heard nothing but great things about it for months. There’s always this sense of pressure and rarely does a…

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WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE by Maria Semple

Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Maria Semple’s second novel, is as much of a darkly humorous satire of modern-day Seattle as it is a heart-warming tale of a daughter who refuses to give up on her…

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SWEET TOOTH by Ian McEwan

*Disclaimer: this review contains mild-to-medium spoilers. Anyone who has read Sweet Tooth will know that it’s virtually impossible to reasonably discuss the book without revealing particular plot points. I’d like to start this review by saying that…

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FRACTURE by Megan Miranda

As the front cover suggests, a lot can happen in eleven minutes. When Delaney Maxwell was walking across an icy lake to meet up with her friends, the ice cracked underneath her feet and she…

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