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Book Review: The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

Dear Bookworms, Walls Around Us By Nova R Suma I kind of stumbled across this one on my libraries ebook platform during a particularly slow day at work (sorry boss!) and honestly I really don’t even know how I feel about this one? It was….not what I expected? You know when you go into a […]

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Book Review: Jackaby by William Ritter

Dear Bookwoms, ALERT! ALERT! I have found a new favorite series! I repeat. I have found a new favorite series! Jackaby By William Ritter Dreaming of a life filled with adventure, Abigail Rook takes off from her boarding school in London, and hops a boat to New Fiddleham, USA (with a few adventures in between). […]

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Book Review: The Outsider by Stephen King

Dear Bookworms, I love a good Stephen King book – he was one of my first “grown up” authors that I devoured as a budding bookworm. Everything from Misery and The Shinning to the hulking beast that is The Stand- I really could never get enough. How this man is able to continue to surprise […]

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Book Review: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Dear Bookworms, On a total whim (or perhaps momentary insanity?) I joined a bookclub (insert gasp here). Before We Were Yours: A Novel By Lisa Wingate I know it probably shouldn’t be a surprising action considering my love of reading and the fact that I write about books weekly on a blog BUT I am […]

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The Birthday Girl by Melissa De La Cruz

Dear Bookworms, The Birthday Girl: A Novel By Melissa de la Cruz So I chose this one thinking it was going to be some cool thriller a la Mary Kubica or Ruth Ware (check those tags at the bottom of this post for some AMAZING thriller reviews if that’s your jam) but this…was not that. […]

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Book Review: Code of Honor by Alan Gratz

Code of Honor By Alan Gratz Dear Bookworms, I will honestly never tire of an Alan Gratz read guys (be sure to check the tags at the bottom of this post for reviews of some of his other books!) Sixteen year old Kamron Smiths life has been turned upside down when his Army Ranger older […]

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Book Review: Charlie, Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel

Dear Bookworms, Charlie, Presumed Dead By Anne Heltzel Welp….this was a frustrating read….but first, a recap: While attending a funeral in Paris, two young women find out they have been dating the same man. Charlie Price is presumed dead after his family’s plane was wrecked and his bloodied jacket was found at the scene. There […]

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Book Review: The Blood Spell by CJ Redwine

Dear Bookworms The Blood Spell (Ravenspire) By C. J. Redwine AHHHHHHHH ….. LOVE THIS BOOK AND THIS WORLD…. JUST BUY THEM ALL OK? No but for real, Redwine has built such an intricate and enthralling universe in the Ravenspire novels and the latest, The Blood Spell, is just as captivating as it’s predecessors. (Tagged at […]

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Book Review: The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Dear Bookworms, The Turn of the Key By Ruth Ware The Turn of the Key is Ruth Ware’s 5th novel and once again, she doesn’t disappoint! (Check my tags at the bottom of this post for reviews of her other four books because of course I’ve read them all!) Rowan Caine thinks she has just […]

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Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Dear Bookworms, I don’t normally find myself reading classic gothic noir novels but here we are. My aunt and I did a read along together and surprisingly- I enjoyed this one! (Our Wuthering Heights read along was not as enjoyable haha!) Rebecca By Daphne Du Maurier “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again” […]

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Book Review: Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet by H.P. Wood

Dear Bookworms, Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet: A Novel By H.P. Wood This weeks read seemed so interesting and I was really excited to give it a read, unfortunately (for reasons I’ll explain below) it just sort of fell flat for me. Kitty Hayward finds herself alone and quite penniless on the streets of NY City after […]

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Book Review: The Good Daughter by Karen Slaughter

Dear Bookworms, The Good Daughter: A Novel By Karin Slaughter This week is another thrilling mystery by Karen Slaughter. I was blown away by Pretty Girls (check the tags at the bottom of this post to read that review) and just had to jump into another one of her reads. Twenty eight years after a […]

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Book Review: The Cheaters Game by CJ Archer

Dear Bookworms, Book 7 in the Glass and Steele series is another win in my book! Buffalo Bills Wild West Show is doing a tour stop in London, and with it, a slew of American cowboys and sharp shooters invade the local tavern for drinking and gambling each night. Never one to pass up a […]

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Book Review: Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

Dear Bookworms, Alert! Alert! Another Gaiman review coming! Fat Charlie Nancy lives a perfectly mundane life in London. He has a decent job (which severely under appreciates him) a pretty finance (who may only like him because her mother despises him), and a hugely embarrassing father to boot. He has never had particularly good luck, […]

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Book Review: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Dear Bookworms, I feel like I am slowly making my way through all of Gaimans reads (because I am obsessed with him, check out the tags on this post for other reviews of his books) and this man never disappoints. I’ll admit I have never seen the popular movie adaptation of this book so I […]

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Book Review: Educated by Tara Westover

Dear Bookworms, Educated: A Memoir By Tara Westover I know I may be late to the game here with this one considering it’s smash success last year but better late than never am I right? I know I’m not one to typically read a memoir (unless it’s one by Jenny Lawson because she is my […]

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Book Review: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

Dear Bookworms, Pretty Girls By Karin Slaughter Good grief this was a heavy read. I did want to add a trigger warning to this one for extreme violence and sexual assault. If you are sensitive to those topics in a read, this one probably isn’t for you. Two sisters, estranged for over twenty years after […]

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Book Review: Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Dear Bookworms, First of all, let me just say (ashamedly) that I have watched, and re-watched, and re-re-watched this movie dozens of times. This one ranks right up there with Princess Bride for me (GASP!). So it pains to me say that upon originally seeing the movie (and the millions of times watching it after) […]

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Book Review: Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

Dear Bookworms, Every Last Lie By Mary Kubica Another Mary Kubica book for the win! Check out the tags below to read a couple other reviews of her previous novels (they are all fantastic). Clara is reeling from the sudden death of her husband Nick. The police have ruled it an accident- speeding combined with […]

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Find your wanderlust

Havana Cuba: Travel tips for a great adventure

Disclaimer: The rules and regulations for Havana travel might change at any time and they may not be reflected at the time this article was published. Oh Havana Oh Nah nah. Yeah, I got that song stuck on my head for a little while now, but with good reason. Imagine this: You are going down […]

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Mahahual, Mexico: Discover a hidden gem

Mexico is one of those countries that when it comes to vacations, people in the US only think about a few beaches, like, Cancun and Cozumel. And while those places are truly fantastic on their own, there are so many other little beaches and places to visit in Mexico, that I would have to write […]

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A small paradise in Roatan Island, Honduras.

When we pay attention to the news, there are a few places that are basically not recommended for tourists to visit, especially those countries that are unfortunately ridden by violence and poverty. Honduras comes to mind as one country I’ve heard to be very dangerous due to gangs and violence. Nonetheless, I visited a small […]

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Havana, Cuba. Travel Truths and Myths

Half of my heart is in Havana. Oh na na. No, seriously. I think half of my soul stayed in Havana this spring break as I visited this magnificently mysterious island. Let me tell you all you need to know to make the best of your visit, including what I know about restrictions to American […]

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Work while you travel: How to pay your bills and travel the world.

It is not a secret that I like to travel. In fact, I plan my next vacation while I’m on vacation, and often times I try to travel internationally at least once or twice a year. I am not rich, and I don’t have unlimited resources. But, there are a few things I do to […]

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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Punta Cana (DR) – a stay review.

  Here’s my review of our stay at this hotel this summer. Please remember that this is a personal review and does not mean you will have the same experience as we did. Please comment below if you’ve stayed here and tell me about your trip!! I’d love to compare anecdotes! Before we go into […]

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Punta Cana: A guide to an all-inclusive family vacation

When hubby said, “We are going to Punta Cana” I was excited, but not incredibly thrilled as I’ve been with other trips. The truth is, I didn’t know what to expect.  Either way, we packed our bags and headed to Dominican Republic, an island shared with Haiti, located between Cuba, Jamaica and Puerto Rico, in […]

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A Week in NYC. What to do? A Kid-Friendly guide

  Visiting the big apple can be overwhelming if you don’t know what to do, where to go, where to start.  The best thing to do when visiting NYC, and any other new place really, is to educate yourself on the best places to see, how to get from point A to point B, and […]

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Travel Truths

  If you are looking for rides, you will be utterly disappointed when you go to Hollywood Studios.  There are only a handful of actual rides in the park.  Everything else is split between various kinds of entertainment shows, greeting of characters, shops and restaurants.   Perhaps my least favorite park of them all (to read […]

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Travel Tips

Animal Kingdom is one of the parks located inside Disney World in Florida, and it is perhaps one of my favorites! Before going to this park, I imagined Animal Kingdom as a jungle-looking park full of fun rides. Well, I was wrong and I was right. Parts of the park are decorated with the utmost detail to […]

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