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  • Everybody Has A Podcast (Except You) – Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Griffin McElroy

    Everybody Has A Podcast (Except You) — Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Griffin McElroy

    Genre: Nonfiction/Self-Help

    Spoiler Alert: N/A (it’s an advice book, there’s nothing to spoil)

    Rating:

    Synopsis:

    “Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy made their names as “advice giving brothers who have no business giving advice” (New York Times) on the hit podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me. But while they may not have the best relationship or workplace advice, they certainly make you…


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  • Love Offline by Olivia Spring #bookreview

    Love Offline by Olivia Spring #bookreview

    Love Offline by Olivia Spring

    Emily’s Struggling To Find Romance Online. Will Ditching The Dating Apps Lead To True Love?

    Online dating isn’t working for introvert Emily. Although she’s comfortable swiping right in her PJs, the idea of meeting a guy in person fills her with dread.

    So when her best friend challenges her to ditch the apps, attend a load of awkward singles’ events and find love…


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  • Rating: 5/5

    Book Blurb: While fleeing the Galactic Federation, Stitch’s spaceship malfunctions and he makes an emergency landing… not in Hawaii, but in sengoku-era Japan! Discovered by the brutal warlord Lord Yamato and his clan, Stitch’s incomparable cuteness is no match for the battle-weary samurai, who decides to bring the “blue tanuki” home with him. Will Stitch’s love of chaos turn into a formidable advantage for the samurai’s influence? Or will his cute and fluffy form disarm the noble lord’s stern façade?

    Review:

    Two of my favorite things together: Stitch and Samurais? YES!! This was a hilarious and fun read! Perfect for fans of Stitch! A fun adventure filled with mischief and friendship. 

    *Thanks Netgalley and Disney Manga for sending me an arc in exchange for an honest review*

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    Book Blurb: Super serious Asahi Suzumura and laidback, easygoing Mitsuki Sayama might seem like an odd couple, but they made a deal; they’ll vacation around the world and when they get back to Japan, they’ll get married.As they travel from country to country, the different people, cultures and cuisine they encounter begin to bring them closer together. After all they’re not just learning about the world, but about themselves too.

    Review:

    A sweet and romantic story about two people traveling and exploring the world together. A gorgeous depiction of the world and the artwork is AMAZING!! I loved exploring the world and getting to know this adorable couple! A super sweet story filled with beautiful artwork and romance.

    *Thanks Netgalley and LOVE x LOVE for sending me an arc in exchange for an honest review*

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  • Rating: 5/5

    Book Blurb: Under the curse of Orochi, the great demon serpent reborn every 300 years, Japan has been shrouded in clouds for as long as anyone can remember…

    The era of the samurai is at an end, and carrying swords has been outlawed. To combat the rising crime rates, an inescapable prison was built in the middle of Lake Biwa. When brothers Tenka, Soramaru and Chutaro Kumo are hired to capture and transport offenders to their final lodgings in this prison, they unexpectedly find themselves faced with a greater destiny than any of them could have imagined.

    Review:

    A thrilling and great read! I absolutely had a blast reading this and can’t wait to continue reading the series ( and my gosh that third story part got me crying). The artwork is phenomenal and I just can’t get over it! If you love action, samurais, magic, great artwork, mystery, and even romance, then this is for you!

    *Thanks Netgalley and TOKYOPOP for sending me an arc in exchange for an honest review*

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  • Rating: 5/5

    Book Blurb: “It gives me true hope to read about the phenomenal young women of Girl Warriors. Their fierce commitment to the future of our precious planet is as inspiring as it is vital.” —Kate Schatz, New York Times bestselling author of Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide Interviews with 25 young eco-activists present a hopeful picture of the future of environmentalism Girl Warriors: How 25 Young Activists Are Saving the Earth tells the stories of 25 climate leaders under age 25. They’ve led hundreds of thousands of people in climate strikes, founded non-profits, given TED talks, and sued their governments.  These fearless girls and young women from all over the world are standing up to demand change when no one else is.

    Review:

    A must read! A fantastic collection of powerful young women and their deeds in eco-activisim. It was an enlightening read and I loved getting to read the adventures and things these ladies have done. This is the perfect read for any young girl who wants to learn about other fearless young women who are trying to make a change in the world.

    *Thanks Netgalley and Chicago Review Press for sending me an arc in exchange for an honest review*

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  • ‘Stoned, Shamed, Depressed’ by Jyotsna Mohan Bhargava: Book Review

    ‘Stoned, Shamed, Depressed’ by Jyotsna Mohan Bhargava: Book Review

    Stoned, Shamed, Depressed by Jyotsna Mohan Bhargava: Book Review

    Stoned, Shamed, Depressed is a 2020 Harper Collins Publication by author and journalist Jyotsna Mohan Bhargava. The book discusses in a half-neutral but otherwise concerned manner the plight of Gen Z children, pre-teens, teenagers, and young adults who reside in India’s urban areas. Bhargava has done deep research on the subject.…


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  • When her favorite true crime podcast host goes missing, an adrift young woman plunges headfirst into the wild backcountry of Northern California and her own dangerous obsession.

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    my review:

    Eliza Jane Brazier’s debut novel tells the story of an avid true crime podcast listener who upends her life to search for her favorite podcast host when she goes missing. This book is perfect for lovers of true crime podcasts and will definitely get you interested in listening if you don’t already. IF I DISAPPEAR is extremely eerie, entertaining, and will keep you hooked until the shocking final reveal.

    This is an extremely unique thriller that had me invested in the story from the first page. The first thing that intrigued me about IF I DISAPPEAR was the writing style. Many people would incorrectly label this book as being written in second person because of the use of “you” throughout, but this book is actually written in what’s called “direct address,” where the main character is talking to another person the whole time. A huge part of the creepy factor in this story is the way Sera, the main character, talks to Rachel, her favorite podcast host, the whole book.

    At first, this will be very off-putting because Sera reveals very little about herself when the reader is first introduced to her. The beginning of the story leading up to when Sera inserts herself into Rachel’s old life and starts investigating her disappearance feels very detached, but as you continue reading, you realize this was done in an intentional and masterful way. The title of this book is right on the nose, because disappearing, both literally and figuratively, is a the main theme of this book. Sera herself has felt like she has been disappearing for the past few years of her life since getting married, getting pregnant, having a miscarriage, and getting divorced. After these events, Sera suffers a deep depression in which she can’t work or get out of bed, and spends all her time listening to Rachel’s podcast, which is where her obsession with Rachel comes in.

    It is easy to see why Sera relates to and latches on to Rachel as the story develops: Sera listens to Rachel’s podcast episodes about women who go missing, and she feels Rachel gives their stories a voice. When Rachel herself goes missing, Sera feels compelled by her own feelings of losing herself to find a fellow lost woman. One thing I didn’t like so much was the repetition of the phrase “if I disappear,” as I feel the message of the book would have been just as strong without the literal use of the phrase, because this book covers so many aspects of how women can disappear throughout their lives.

    Another standout element of this story was the setting. The descriptions of the ranch where Rachel lived and the surrounding area were so vivid and detailed and really contributed to the feelings of isolation and atmosphere of the whole story. Every piece of the setting added some layer of creepiness to the plot, from the deformed pack of dogs that follows Rachel’s mother around the ranch to the horse herd that bullies one of the horses. Everything about the way the setting was written echoed Sera’s own feelings of being isolated from other people and from her own life.

    As it should with any good thriller/mystery, the sense of dread builds as we get to know more about both Rachel and Sera’s lives and gets stronger and stronger until what you think is the climax and big reveal. I will admit that I thought I had the reveal figured out based on some of the clues given around 80% of the way through, but ended up being totally wrong in the end. Some readers won’t like the open-ended conclusion, but for me it really worked and spoke to the message of the story in an exciting way.

    This book provided exactly the escape I’ve been craving from literature lately with its amazing setting and thrilling plot. IF I DISAPPEAR completely distracted me from my own life and took me on a wild, unsettling adventure that has definitely made me want to pick up more thrillers and give some true crime podcasts a try. If you’re looking for a total diversion from the world around you, I highly recommend picking up this unique book (and keeping the lights on when you go to sleep after you finish).

    #booklr#studyblr#booknerd#book review#book recommendations#thriller#mystery#true crime #books and literature #books are life #books and libraries
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  • Me: Hey Courtney, you think you could hurt me less during The Project? Sadie was really brutal.

    Courtney Summers, drinking my tears: No.

    Anyways 11/10 I’m big sad

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  • Guts - by Raina Telgemeier

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    Every time I hear Raina Telgemeier’s name it’s followed by nothing but good things. Guts, third in her line of autobiographic graphic novels keeps the streak going with its charm and tactful handling of issues that many kids may feel awkward about.

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    The truth of the events brings a genuine quality to her writing that only furthers the messages she seeks to get across. This is a great benefit when tackling sensitive topics such as physical sickness and mental health. Even the art ties into this gentle representation, with simple shapes and fun colors dominating the pages while the character’s worries are visually represented with queasy shades of green and wobbly lines to show her discomfort.

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    these slight differences give readers something to latch onto, a cue to let them know what’s happening which is a great way help readers build situational awareness and link different parts of the story together.


    Some may be put off by the topics of illness or farts, others may find it a great help in understanding things that they themselves are going through.

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  • Willow’s Wednesday Book Look: Phantastical Phantoms!

    Willow’s Wednesday Book Look: Phantastical Phantoms!

     
     
    Okay, yes, that was probably a little cheesy. But I love the cheese!
    But you’ll find very little cheese in the pages of “The Phantom Games: Dimensions Unknown 2020“*.
    (In the spirit of full disclosure, I have a story in this anthology.)
    The book is separated into six parts, and each part has a theme.
    When I read Phantom Games just recently, my first thought was how well my story nestled in…


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  • The World of Lore: Wicked Mortals by Aaron Mahnke

    Folklore loves its monsters, and sometimes those monsters are human. Wicked Mortals includes stories from the Lore Podcast as well as new content to tell the tales of historic serial killers, theives, and more. If you’ve read Dreadful Places you may notice some overlap, as some locales were made notable by the men and women in Wicked Mortals. Aaron Mahnke’s writing is as good as ever and if you’re a fan of the podcast, myth, or folklore you’ll like this book.

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    Read time: 4 Days
    Rating: 4.5/5

    The quote: The crucial attribute is willpower. That’s why you and Levius are so so strong despite your slim forms. One reason the M.M.A. is so influential… is that past trauma and future hopes… add to a fighters strength in the ring! — Bill Weinberg

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  • Kingdom of Ink and Paper Book Review from @kleffnotes

    Kingdom of Ink and Paper Book Review from @kleffnotes

    Kingdom of Ink and Paper is a book that is perfect for anyone who grew up loving Pagemaster or if you are just a book nerd who has always wished the stories you loved were true. This Young Adult read is a book that will have you pushing your imagination along with the main character. Loving books is definitely a prerequisite for enjoying this book.

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    For those who enjoy satirical or farcical humour, or comedic reads, this is a must.

    from Reviews – Bookangel.co.uk https://ift.tt/3sLKcTs
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  • my copy of no longer human came in today and i read it and.

    sure is a book alright. also Christ that was sad

    #Frances talks #no longer human #osamu dazai #no longer human dazai #book review
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