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Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin

Dear Readers: I totally missed my Wednesday post and I am so sorry. I wasn't doing much of anything, other than enjoying a day off from work in this crazy world, and posting to my blog completely slipped my mind. My apologies. Primates of Park Avenue is a super cute book about a "regular" woman… Continue reading Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin

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To Drink Coffee With a Ghost by Amanda Lovelace

To Drink Coffee With a Ghost is the second and final poetry collection in the Things that H(a)unt duology by Amanda Lovelace. Again, this wasn't really a collection that spoke to me. I have an excellent relationship with my mother, of which I am blessed to have, and she is still living and well. Maybe… Continue reading To Drink Coffee With a Ghost by Amanda Lovelace

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To Make Monsters Out of Girls by Amanda Lovelace

To Make Monsters Out of Girls is the first book in The Things That H(a)unt duology by the amazing poetress Amanda Lovelace. While I thoroughly enjoyed The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One, and mostly enjoyed the Women Are Some Kind of Magic series, To Make Monsters Out of Girls wasn't really my cup of… Continue reading To Make Monsters Out of Girls by Amanda Lovelace

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Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim

Without You, There Is No Us is an incredibly interesting story set in the much unknown North Korea. The author, Suki Kim, is a Korean-American journalist. She gains entry to North Korea posing as a missionary teaching the sons of North Korea's elites. The story is about her day to day life, as she teaches… Continue reading Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim

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A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett

*trigger warning: r*pe, abuse* This is the chillingly true story of a Canadian journalist (Lindhout) who upon journeying to southern Somalia to report on the war there, was captured and held for ransom. It includes backstory leading up to her becoming a journalist, meeting the photographer who was kidnapped along with her, the abuse and… Continue reading A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett