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oddandbookish
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Mehso-so

I was very excited to read this book because I love the premise. Unfortunately, it did not live up to my expectations.

My main critique is that the book is too long. The book is roughly 370 pages, but could have been whittled down to around 300. The book is very light on events that drive the plot forward.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2022/09/28/review-blame-it-on-the-brontes/

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oddandbookish
Wonderful Women of the World | Laurie Halse Anderson, Kami Garcia, Cecil Castellucci, Lilliam Rivera
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Pickpick

Since this is an anthology, there is something for everyone. There is a lot of diversity from the types of women to their accomplishments. The art styles also vary! I enjoyed seeing all the different types of art. All the contributors are either female or nonbinary which adds to the inspiring narrative of the collection.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2022/09/24/review-wonderful-women-of-the-wor...

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oddandbookish
Bloomsbury Girls: A Novel | Natalie Jenner
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Mehso-so

I loved the premise of the book, but it ultimately fell a little short of my expectations.

My main issue with the book is the pacing. It is very slow. Getting through the first half of the book was a struggle. Once I was about halfway through, the pace (luckily) picked up.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2022/09/23/review-bloomsbury-girls/

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oddandbookish
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Pickpick

This was an informative book centering on three types of witches: the green witch, the kitchen witch, and the hedge witch. It discussed each type of witch and some of their particulars, like what tools they each use. The book also had an abundance of information on general witchcraft. For example, there is a chapter on purifying your home.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2022/09/20/review-backyard-witchcraft/

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Blerdgal_Fenix
Untitled | Anonymous
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When I feel like I have been using my kindle too long or have been listening to way too many audio books. Lol nothing beats turning pages. Lol Also, when I tell people I prefer pages over e readers I believe this is what they think I do at home. Lol 😂 #bibliophile

UwannaPublishme 🤣🤣🤣 2w
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oddandbookish
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Pickpick

This book was quite the ride!

There was a good balance between the sexy and the more serious. The book delves deep into the main character and her journey of self discovery. It also heavily explores complex family dynamics. The main character‘s family is a piece of work to say the least!

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2022/09/17/review-diary-of-a-contemporary-wo...

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oddandbookish
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Pickpick

This book gave me goosebumps multiple times while reading it. I knew the Japanese occupation was harsh, but reading about the reality of it was something else. I‘m so glad that the book shed light on life under their occupation and didn‘t hold back on its depictions.

It is evident the author put in a tremendous amount of research in writing this story.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2022/09/09/review-angels-of-the-pacific/

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vivastory
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#AlphabetGame
Title that begins with the letter W
Although Watchmen might not be my favorite Alan Moore novel, I find myself thinking about it often. War of the Worlds is my second fave Wells' novel, right behind Island of Dr. Moreau. Zamyatin's We is an incredibly influential & interesting dystopian novel. It deserves a wider audience, esp considering how popular 1984 (a great novel) is. A W title that is very close to my heart is the collection

vivastory of literary inspired tattoos The Word Made Flesh. I myself have 3 literary inspired tattoos & have toyed with the idea of another. This is a fantastic collection of thoughtful & impressive skin artwork & it was released around the time I received my most recent lit tattoo. PS: If you are interested, you can scroll down in the feed of the tagged book for a pic of one of my poetry related tattoos. (edited) 1mo
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oddandbookish
Still, the Sky | Tom Pearson
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Mehso-so

Poetry is always a tricky genre to review because it is so subjective and can be interpreted in many ways. This was a beautifully written poetry collection, however, I didn‘t “get” it. The poems flowed very well, but I had a hard time grasping the meanings.

Part of the disconnect was due to the fact that I was not familiar with the mythology the poems explored.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2022/08/15/review-still-the-sky/

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Today marks six years of being a (co) host for the Litsy bookclub but now I am the host. I am the only one of the original hosts left. This amazing group of readers have been wonderful friends! I feel so fortunate to have this opportunity along with knowing these amazing readers! #librarian #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #booknerd #alwayslovedbooks

tpixie 6 years! We have read some great books together and had some great discussions! (edited) 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @tpixie Yes, we have!!😀 2mo
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