Month: July 2019

Book Reviews

Book Review: Grenade by Alan Gratz

Dear Bookworms, So last year I devoured a number of books by Alan Gratz (don’t forget to check out my other reviews!), falling in love with his ability to tell the tales of those broken by war, putting faces and stories to the countless unnamed who didn’t make it to tell their story themselves. What […]

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Book Review: The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Dear Bookworms, This charming fantasy stole my heart this week <3 What is this book about? Every year The Protectorate sacrifices its youngest citizen to the witch of the forest, for without the sacrifice (they are told) the witch would destroy them all. Every year, Xan, heads out to rescue a baby from certain death, […]

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Book Review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Dear Bookworms, Fair warning, this book is pretty deep and heartbreaking but so worth the journey. About this book This book was written based on interviews with Holocaust survivor, Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov and tells the tale of his time imprisoned in a concentration camp and becoming the tattooist in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Lale used his position as […]

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The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

Dear Bookworms, If Neil Gaiman wrote a dark version of Narnia with a dash of The Wizard of Oz- this would be it. Let me tell you about this book Twelve year old David is still mourning the loss of this mother, and adjusting (not so well really) to his fathers new wife and his […]

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International Travel
Travel
Travel Tips

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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Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Dear Bookworms, This one has been on my TBR since it’s release last year and I can’t believe I have just now finished it!! THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING. Set in the land of Orisha, Zelie Adebola grew up in life filled with magic. Marked by their stark white hair, those gifted by magic from the […]

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