Review: Manga Classics – The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Crystal S. Chan

Review: Manga Classics – The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Crystal S. Chan

Title: Manga Classics – The Scarlet Letter Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Story Adaptation: Crystal S. Chan English Dialogue Adaptation: Stacy King Illustrator: SunNeko Lee Lettering: WT Francis Publisher: Udon Entertainment and Morpheus Publishing Paperback: 308 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) A powerful tale of forbidden love, shame, and revenge comes to life in Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter. Faithfully adapted by Crystal Chan from the original novel, this new edition features stunning artwork by SunNeko Lee (Manga Classics: Les…

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#WeAreHuman Riveted Readathon

#WeAreHuman Riveted Readathon

After the Pokemon Go Readathon, Andrew and I have discovered that we LOVE readathons. An excuse to sit around all day, curled up with book after book? Yes, please! Add in the social element that readathons give us, and we are so in. Right now, Riveted is hosting a Readathon that: Is focused on giving money to the It Gets Better Project Gives you access to FREE FULL-LENGTH books that you can read during the readathon, given you have a…

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Teaching & Nursing: My Frustrations

Teaching & Nursing: My Frustrations

My mom is a pediatric hospital registered nurse and has been for just about 28 years or so now. Just last week, her nurse’s union went on strike because the hospital board for the hospital she’s worked at for her entire career has decided that they’re in the money game rather than the healthcare game. The hospital took out full-page ads in newspapers to tell the public how greedy nurses are for wanting more money (they weren’t striking for more…

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Book Review: Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey

Book Review: Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey

Title: Naamah’s Blessing Author: Jacqueline Carey Series: Moirin Trilogy, Book 3; Kushiel’s Universe, Book 9 Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Hardcover: 610 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Returning to Terre d’Ange, Moirin finds the royal family broken. Wracked by unrelenting grief at the loss of his wife, Queen Jehanne, King Daniel is unable to rule. Prince Thierry, leading an expedition to explore the deadly jungles of Terra Nova, is halfway across the world. And three year old…

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Gearing Up for NaNoWriMo!

Gearing Up for NaNoWriMo!

So, last year, Andrew and I attempted to do the NaNoWriMo thing, but we lost interest because the novel we were writing was so unfocused and ended up being not very interesting to either of us. This time, though, I remembered in time that it’s coming up and we’ve decided to try it out again. The next month will be spent doing lots of planning, brainstorming, and free-writing to see what we can come up with and hopefully have a…

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Book Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Book Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Title: The Maze Runner Author: James Dashner Series: The Maze Runner, Book 1 Publisher: Delacorte Press Hardcover: 384 pages Source: Chicago Public Library OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human. When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone. Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade. Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a…

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Book Review: Oxblood by Annalisa Grant

Book Review: Oxblood by Annalisa Grant

Title: Oxblood Author: Annalisa Grant Series: Victoria Asher, Book 1 Publisher: Open Road Media Teen & Tween Paperback: 300 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) How far would you go to save the only family you have left? Victoria “Vic” Asher is finally finding some balance in her life. Though she’s still reeling from her parents’ death in a plane crash, she’s content with waiting tables at the Clock; window shopping with her best friend, Tiffany; and hanging out…

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Book Review: Elite by Mercedes Lackey

Book Review: Elite by Mercedes Lackey

Title: Elite Author: Mercedes Lackey Publisher: Disney Hyperion Series: Hunter, Book 2 Hardcover: 368 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Joy wants nothing more than to live and Hunt in Apex City without a target on her back. But a dangerous new mission assigned by her uncle, the city’s Prefect, may make that impossible. In addition to her new duties as one of the Elite, Joy is covertly running patrols in the abandoned tunnels and storm sewers under Apex Central. With her…

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Book Review: Shrill by Lindy West

Book Review: Shrill by Lindy West

Title: Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman Author: Lindy West Publisher: Hachette Hardcover: 272 pages Source: BookCon 2016 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small, quiet, and compliant as possible–like a porcelain dove that will also have sex with you–writer and humorist Lindy West quickly discovered that she was anything but. From a painfully shy childhood in which she tried, unsuccessfully, to hide her big body and even bigger opinions; to…

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Book Review: Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby

Book Review: Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby

Title: Fever Pitch Author: Nick Hornby Publisher: Riverhead Books Paperback: 272 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) In America, it is soccer. But in Great Britain, it is the real football. No pads, no prayers, no prisoners. And that’s before the players even take the field. Nick Hornby has been a football fan since the moment he was conceived. Call it predestiny. Or call it preschool. Fever Pitch is his tribute to a lifelong obsession. Part autobiography, part comedy, part incisive analysis…

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