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The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

I keep meaning to read this (which is kind of the story of my life), but I just haven’t found the time to pick it up as of yet. Until I needed to complete it for a reading challenge, and this gave me a beautiful excuse to drown myself, yet again in the world and writing of Magnus Chase. You would have thought that the name Chase would have clued me in on the relationship to Annabeth and Percy. But it took Annabeth’s actual appearance to make me understand… and then finally start grinning with joy.

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Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs

It’s difficult to write and read about Christianity. It is such a sensitive topic, and one that I tend to steer clear of at all times. However, Reichs manages to use discussions surrounding Jesus and Christianity beautifully. She doesn’t talk about the different aspects of faith, but rather touches upon the different groups who are heavily entrenched within this discussion. And I actually loved it.

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Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

I grew up watching Star Wars and Carrie Fisher. So it was really interesting gaining a bit of insight into her life and what it was like to grow up as the child of two incredibly famous and prominent Hollywood legends. Ones that had their very private lives splashed across the front pages. I actually wasn’t even aware of her very, very famous parents, because apparently I live under a rock. So really, this entire journey came as a surprise to me.

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Shifting Star by Vicki Pettersson

There is always a problem with reading short story collections, and that is finding a series that you really want to buy. This was one such series, and a series that some of the books don’t seem so easy to get my hands on. The fact that this is a bit darker than the other stories in Dark and Stormy Knights and I really loved the change in pace and genre.

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The Heart is a Burial Ground by Tamara Colchester

This book isn’t the kind that I normally read. That’s not to say that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy it. But it is certainly a different way to spend a few days. And it was definitely an education. One that I will probably repeat at some point in the future. I get the feeling that this novel is one that will reveal hidden gems with each and every re-reading. And when I’m in a more reflective mood, there are going to be some amazing gems that reveal themselves.

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Scavenger Challenge August 2018

Duration: 1st August – 31st August Number of books: 7 Hosted by: Crazy Challenge Connection E F P T O Z DURATION: August 1 – August 31, 2018 Did you know that August is National Eye Exam Month? Our vision is quite important to most of us, especially those of us who love to read. We decided to…

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A Book That Was…

Duration: 1st August – 31st December Number of books: 10 Hosted by: Bookworm Bitches For this challenge you select a book that is appropriate for each category. Use google or goodreads to find books that will fit into some of the categories. -There is no time limit -The challenge starts when you make your post. -All books read…

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