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Fliers: A Review

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The perfect present for buds and dormroom inhabitors, this collection of viral fake fliers is at once strange, thought-provoking, and hilarious. Printed on heavy, cardstock-like paper, these 20 "fake" fliers both celebrate and embody surreal posters--like the kind plastered all over college campuses, only taken to the next level.


Review:

Fliers is a book made out of 20 mini posters. They are all in the style of help wanted, sale signs, missing posters, miscellaneous parody posters. Each poster has it's own theme, Each poster brings a smile to my face. Every poster makes me want to stick it around my town or put it in all the free libraries here. (If that's something I could do.) 

A final note, there is a silly surprise under the dust jacket. Once I realized what it was it made me giggle. 



If you interest in Fliers or the interesting artwork you can check out Russell's website for info on his latest work. Even check out some more fake fliers. 
nathanielrussell.com



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A Time To Stand: A Review

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In a small Georgia town where racial tensions run high and lives are at stake, can one lawyer stand up for justice against the tide of prejudice on every side?
Adisa Johnson, a young African-American attorney, is living her dream of practicing law with a prestigious firm in downtown Atlanta. Then a split-second mistake changes the course of her career.
Left with no other options, Adisa returns to her hometown where a few days earlier a white police officer shot an unarmed black teen who is now lying comatose in the hospital.
Adisa is itching to jump into the fight as a special prosecutor, but feels pulled to do what she considers unthinkable—defend the officer.
As the court case unfolds, everyone in the small community must confront their own prejudices. Caught in the middle, Adisa also tries to chart her way along a path complicated by her budding relationship with a charismatic young preacher who leads the local movement demanding the police officer answer for his crime.
This highly…

The Lauras: A Review

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This enigmatic pilgrimage takes them back to various stages of Alex’s mother’s life, each new state prompting stories and secrets. Together they trace back through a life of struggle and adventure to put to rest unfinished business, to heal old wounds and to search out lost friends. This is an extraordinary story of a life; a stunning exploration of identity and an authentic study of the relationship between a mother and her child.

The Lauras is the new novel from the exceptionally gifted author of The Shore, which was long listed for the Baileys Women’s Fiction Prize and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year.



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The Shore was one of my favorite books of 2015 so when I heard about The Lauras I couldn't wait to read it. The Lauras is a very strong story about mother and child and history. How you may never really know someone. 

The Lauras isn't really a fast story it's quite a slow burn the two years this book takes pl…

New Boy: A Review

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Arriving at his fifth school in as many years, diplomat’s son Osei Kokote knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day – so he’s lucky to hit it off with Dee, the most popular girl in school. But one student can’t stand to witness this budding relationship: Ian decides to destroy the friendship between the black boy and the golden girl. By the end of the day, the school and its key players – teachers and pupils alike – will never be the same again.

The tragedy of Othello is transposed to a 1970s suburban Washington schoolyard, where kids fall in and out of love with each other before lunchtime, and practice a casual racism picked up from their parents and teachers. Peeking over the shoulders of four 11 year olds – Osei, Dee, Ian, and his reluctant ‘girlfriend’ Mimi – Tracy Chevalier's powerful drama of friends torn apart by jealousy, bullying and betrayal will leave you reeling.


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Othello is something I've always wanted to read. Now I really regret not reading i…

The Noble Servant: A Review

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She lost everything to the scheme of an evil servant.
But she might just gain what she’s always wanted . . .
if she makes it in time.

The impossible was happening. She, Magdalen of Mallin, was to marry the Duke of Wolfberg. Magdalen had dreamed about receiving a proposal ever since she met the duke two years ago. Such a marriage was the only way she could save her people from starvation. But why would a handsome, wealthy duke want to marry her, a poor baron’s daughter? It seemed too good to be true.

On the journey to Wolfberg Castle, Magdalen’s servant forces her to trade places and become her servant, threatening not only Magdalen’s life, but the lives of those she holds dear. Stripped of her identity and title in Wolfberg, where no one knows her, Magdalen is sentenced to tend geese while she watches her former handmaiden gain all Magdalen had ever dreamed of.

When a handsome shepherd befriends her, Magdalen begins to suspect he carries secrets of his own. Together, Magdalen and the …

Open When: A Review

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Inspired by the trend of "open when" letters sweeping the nation, Instant Happy author Karen Salmansohn has created a bound collection of 12 notes for readers to flip open whenever they need a pep talk.
With categories like "Open when you need a laugh," "Open when you're feeling stressed out," and "Open when you need courage," these little happiness-boosters are based on Salmansohn's viral posters that combine witty sayings with colorful graphics.

Review:

I've seen books around like Open When. Books having unique and creative ways of sharing inspiration there cute funky little books. Open When..Letters to life your spirits is a quick  pocket book filled with quotes and sayings to hopefully make you feel better. Also some of them have little actions for you to do. So Open When is a very nice experience to read and maybe pass it on to someone else in need.


I received this book from Blogging for Books for my honest review.

~Kellie

Unfolding: A Review

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Jonah wishes he could get the girl, but he’s an outcast and she’s the most perfect girl he knows. And their futures seemed destined to fork apart: Jonah’s physical condition is debilitating, and epileptic seizures fill his life with frustration. Whereas Stormi is seemingly carefree, and navigates life by sensing things before they happen. And her most recent premonition is urging her to leave town.

When Stormi begs Jonah for help, he finds himself swept into a dark mystery his small town has been keeping for years. And the answers Stormi needs about her own past could possibly destroy everything Jonah has ever known—including his growing relationship with Stormi herself.



Review:


Unfolding was a book I can't really describe how I feel about it. The book was so short and quick and kind of predictable. The book was generically okay, the characters okay. I've read many of Jonathan Friesens books in the past but it really unfortunately that none of them have ever stuck with me as muc…