Posted 20 hours ago

Review: Flying by Megan Hart

Review: Flying by Megan Hart

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Usually in any experience with reading one of Megan Hart’s novels, she always manages to surprise or immerse me in the tales she narrates. I didn’t think I’d end up connecting to Stella’s character in “Flying” and the whole scenario from the blurb, but I was pleasantly surprised. That’s not to say that there weren’t moments I disconnected from the narrative, but I was impressed with the…

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Posted 1 day ago

Review: Scratch by Rhonda Helms

Review: Scratch by Rhonda Helms

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Quick review for a fairly quick read. I think the only thing I can say that was good about “Scratch” was that it was a mercifully quick read. Oddly enough, that was also the major problem with it. This first read I’ve perused by Rhonda Helms has an ironic name attached to it, because reading this felt like the narrative only barely skimmed the surface of all the themes it chose to touch upon for…

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Posted 4 days ago

Review: Bullying in Different Contexts

Review: Bullying in Different Contexts

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This is a decent, albeit brief academic read in the context of defining bullying in a variety of different environments. Some of the topics this book covers include relationship violence, elderly abuse and bullying, bullying in prisons, workplaces, and schools, as well as cyberbullying.

Several different authors examine the causes and effects of bullying, with several citations from research…

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Posted 5 days ago

Review: Cyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital Age

Review: Cyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital Age

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Note: the review for this narrative is based on the 2nd edition of this book. I had a much longer review to write (unfortunately the power going out during a storm took the review before it could be saved), but I think the best reaction I could sum up this read – for me – was “Ye Gods, this book was very well done.”

I picked up “Cyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital Age” by chance as a library…

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Posted 6 days ago

Review: Breaking Nova (Nova #1) by Jessica Sorensen

Review: Breaking Nova (Nova #1) by Jessica Sorensen

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Initial reaction: One of the few times I picked up a book where it started off terrible and cliche, but the progression really grew from where it started. I liked it, but I have some bones to pick with the narrative. This review might run a little long, for constructive and personal feedback.

Full review:

This is the last time you say,
After the last line you break,
It’s not even a holiday,
Nothin…

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Posted 1 week ago

Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna #3) by Stephanie Perkins

Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna #3) by Stephanie Perkins

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Quick review for not so much of a quick read. Don’t look at me like that – I blame the rabbits, you hear? I BLAME THEM.

No, on a serious note – “Isla and the Happily Ever After” should have grabbed me more than it did for the anticipation of this last book in the “Anna” series. I can’t complain too much because it is a fluffy read and quite a few times I chuckled at the interactions of the…

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Posted 1 week ago

Blog Maintenance 8-25-2014 through 8-29-2014

Hey guys.  Just a heads up that I’m going to be doing maintenance on the blog through this week.  

Posted 2 weeks ago

Review: Kidnapped for an Hour by Lucy A. Hill

Review: Kidnapped for an Hour by Lucy A. Hill

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Initial reaction: I really need a night to think about this one, because I’m so totally perplexed at the progression of events, that I don’t even know what to say about it. I can’t say whether I thought it was good or bad. It was just…odd, man.

If there’s one character I feel bad in the scheme of events in this book, it’s Nicholas. At least the book gives definitive answers over what happened to…

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Review: Ransom (Ransom Brothers #1) by Rachel Schurig

Review: Ransom (Ransom Brothers #1) by Rachel Schurig

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Initial reaction: I may end up bumping this rating to 1.5 stars, but I need to think on it. Some parts attempted development, but this feels like a very formulaic addition to the genre with little distinction.

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

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Reviewer’s Note: I have a few creative pieces to share with the reflection on this book, but that’ll come after my initial reflections, which I’m penning at present. It’s probably going to be in the form of slam poetry, but just have to think about how I’ll do it.

Initial reflection/review:I feel pretty emotionally manipulated finishing this book, and I’ve been in this position before reading…

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