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    For Your Eyes Only: A Review

    As mentioned in my latest Treasure Tuesday, Ryan is back for a little bit from Germany. While visiting, he finished “For Your Eyes Only,” a collection of short stories by Ian Fleming featuring everyone’s favorite spy and decided to write a review for you all. Happy reading, Kimberly   Fleming departs from novel form, still remains king For Your Eyes Only, a collection of James Bond short stories, shows Ian Fleming is still the king of thrillers Title: For Your Eyes Only Author: Ian Fleming Genre: Thriller Quotation: “He turned the docket round and pushed it gently across the desk to Bond. The red san-serif letters, still damp, said: FOR YOUR EYES ONLY…” Would Recommend…

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    Fangirl: A Review

    Title: Fangirl Author: Rainbow Rowell Genre: Young Adult Quotation: “In new situations, all the trickiest rules are the ones nobody bothers to explain to you. (And the ones you can’t Google.)” Would recommend to: people who understand the draw of fan-fiction. “Fangirl”, in my opinion, was a huge disappointment. It didn’t live up to the hype and excitement. Everyone that had read the novel had helped me set my expectations WAY too high, unfortunately. The basic premise of the story is that twins, that have been attached at the hip since birth, are going off to college where everything is about to change. Cath (the main character) spends her Friday nights writing fan-fiction about Simon Snow (who…

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    Me Talk Pretty One Day: A Review

    Title: Me Talk Pretty One Day Author: David Sedaris Genre: Essay Quotation: “I can’t promise I’ll never kill anyone again…It’s unrealistic to live your life within such strict parameters.” Would recommend to: anyone that likes short stories. This is one of those books you read excerpts from in high school and people rave about after they read. It’s one of those books you may have heard about since being a kid and just haven’t gotten around to but swear you’ll read it next year. It’s one of those books that people say you’ve just GOT to read. But I’ve got to say…I wasn’t not blown away. Don’t get me wrong, I thought it was a…

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    The Book Thief: A Review

    Title: The Book Thief Author: Markus Zusak Genre: Young Adult Fiction Quotation: “I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.” Would recommend to: anyone. I know, I know. I finally read “The Book Thief.” And here’s what I think: 1. Death is compassionate. If you don’t already know, this book is told from the perspective of Death during World War II. It’s an interesting stance to take during a time when death was so prevalent. It made the war that much more heartbreaking. I loved this perspective because it’s something you can never truly know but can only imagine – and that’s what books are for.…

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    The Museum of Intangible Things: A Review

    Title: The Museum of Intangible Things Author: Wendy Wunder Genre: Young Adult Fiction Quotation: “It’s liberating, energizing, and thrilling to step outside all of the rules of decorum and exist in a place I’ve never dared to inhabit.” Would recommend to: anyone that has ever known anyone who has wanted to escape who they are. This was another one of those young-adult books that didn’t turn out the way I expected it. And I kind of liked it. Here’s a basic outline of the book: These two girls have been best friends since childhood and they know exactly how the other one ticks. They have been through more than any normal 18 year-old friendship has…

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    Assholes: A Review

    Title: Assholes *A Theory Author: Aarons James Genre: Sociology Quotation: “Life affords only so much time, and there are better things to do — sweeter spots to hit — than perfection in the asshole management arts.” Would recommend to: anyone who lets the asshole in their life get them down. I apologize now for the profanity, please feel free to exit this post and go look at Pinterest recipes that you will probably never make if you are anything like me if the word “asshole” offends you. Okay, now that they are gone, let’s get down to business. This book was HILARIOUS. James is a phenomenal writer that has some amazing talent hidden up his…

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    All the Bright Places : A Review

    Title: All the Bright Places Author: Jennifer Niven Genre: Young Adult Non-Fiction Quotation:“The great thing about this life of ours is that you can be someone different to everybody.” Would recommend to: anyone who has previously given up on young adult novels but wants to try again. (As you can see, I bought this book from Target. It was a great purchase at a great price!) I was pleasantly surprised (and also emotionally destroyed) by Jennifer Niven’s book. Here are my initial thoughts upon completion: 1. Well that was fast. The story takes off from the moment you crack the cover — and I LOVED it. There was no waiting around for the story…

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    Subliminal: A Review

    Title: Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior Author: Leonard Mlodinow Genre: Non-Fiction Quotation: “That realization doesn’t bother me; it gives me a greater appreciate of my unseen partner, my unconscious, always providing the support I need as I walk and stumble my way through life.” Would recommend to: people who are introspective about their behavior / readers who want to branch out from fiction This is one of the first books I’ve read that has no story-line. I usually stick to the fiction side of the bookstore, but I am really happy I chose to sneak out of my comfort zone with this choice. While I was reading this book, I had a…

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    Friday Night Lights : A Review

    Title: Friday Night Lights Author: H. G. Bissinger Genre: Non-Fiction Quotation: “Odessa is the setting for this book, but it could be anyplace in this vast land where, on a Friday night, a set of spindly stadium lights rises to the heavens to so powerfully, and so briefly, ignite the darkness.” Would recommend to: football fans who don’t normally like to read. I finished “Friday Night Lights” last evening — it was phenomenal. Since I just finished it, I’m also going to include three initial thoughts. 1. Texas is football crazy! You don’t believe it until you see it, or at least read 300 pages about it. I had watched “Friday Night Lights” on…

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    The Book That Had Me at the Edge of My Seat

    Title: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Author: Steig Larson Genre: Fiction Quotation: “Everyone has secrets. It’s just a matter of finding out what they are.” Would recommend to: anyone who enjoys “Gone Girl” or a mystery to unravel Now I see why everyone raves about this book. Larsson did a phenomenal job of combining various plot lines and sub-stories into one novel that intertwined in the end. I really enjoyed how every occurrence in the book connected in some way to the larger plot line, and I thought he did an amazing job of dividing the book to maintain order. “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” isn’t really about a girl with a dragon…