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On May 17th all my other readings will stop and move out of the way for this book.
NICK OF TIME BY TIM DOWNS......yesssss I'm so excited to read it. This is the 6th book in the bug man series, it's a really awesome series. I've loved them from day one. But the ending of the 5th book Ends Of The Earth was horrible but I guess I have adjusted to it. I really hope this is the end of the series, but who knows? Not I. But I thought I tell you that.
Willow Lamott’s best friend is
a convicted killer, and no one in the small town of Gilt Hollow will let her
forget it. Over four long years, she’s tried to fade into the background—but
none of that matters when Ashton Keller comes striding into school, fresh out
of juvie and
fueled by revenge. The moment their eyes meet, Willow no longer
feels invisible. Drawn to the vulnerability behind Ashton’s mask of rage, she
sinks deeper into his sinister world and begins to question whether he’s a
villain, a savior, or both. Ashton
thought he wanted vengeance, until Willow Lamott stepped back into his life.
Now he longs to clear his name and become the person she sees in him. But the
closer they get to uncovering the truth, the darker the secrets become, and
Ashton wonders if his return to Gilt Hollow will destroy everyone he loves. Review:
Gilt Hollow is a simple YA murder mystery. I can’t say it’s
any more than that. The plot is simple a guy wants revenge on the people who
put him in juvie fo…
In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed.
The story of this tragic episode unfolds in a sequence of interconnected chapters as the victims and the bereaved encounter suppression, denial, and the echoing agony of the massacre. From Dong-ho’s best friend who meets his own fateful end; to an editor struggling against censorship; to a prisoner and a factory worker, each suffering from traumatic memories; and to Dong-ho's own grief-stricken mother; and through their collective heartbreak and acts of hope is the tale of a brutalized people in search of a voice.
Review (sorry it's a short one.)
Human Acts was a tough read for me not because of the contents. I had a hard time liking and sticking with the POV. Every point of view had sort of the same story. All of them almost relived the same seen over and over. Most of them centered around Dong-Ho. Each character had their own story to tell, but I just wished the writer wo…
Rad Women Worldwide tells fresh, engaging, and inspiring tales of
perseverance and radical success by pairing well researched and riveting
biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits. From 430 BCE to
2016, spanning 31 countries around the world, the book features an
array of diverse figures, including Hatshepsut (the great female king who
ruled Egypt peacefully for two decades) and Malala Yousafzi (the youngest
person to win the Nobel Peace Prize) to Poly Styrene (legendary teenage punk
and lead singer of X-Ray Spex) and Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft (polar
explorers and the first women to cross Antarctica). This progressive and
visually arresting book is a compelling addition to women's history and belongs
on the shelf of every school, library, and home. Review:
Rad Women Worldwide is the first sort of Feminist non
fiction book I have ever read. I have to say I loved every minute of it. There
were some women that I was familiar with but it was still exciting to re…