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Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard by Tom Felton

I was lucky enough to get an ARC of Tom Felton’s memoir! Tom Felton’s memoir is so easy to read. It is like listening to your friend tell you stories instead of a memoir! All his stories were interesting and some were funny. He is a great storyteller. A lot of his childhood memories made …

“Everything Is Ok” by Debbie Tung

This book is heavy but done so in a light-hearted way. It is hard to talk about depression, anxiety, and social anxiety with a little bit of humor and light-heartedness. After reading this book, I really had hope and joy. There were very dark times but it was also uplifting. It is hard to explain! …

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ARC Book Review: “Go Gently: Actionable Steps to Nurture Yourself and the Planet” by Bonnie Wright

Review: 5 stars Summary: This book talks about climate change. How anyone can start to make a difference by changing what you buy, activities, cook, etc. The author is Bonnie Wright, an actress famous for her role in the Harry Potter movies. My thoughts: First this book does NOT talk about politics at all. I …

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Review of “By The Book” by Jasmine Guillory (Book #2 in the Meant To Be series)

Rating: 3.5 to a 4 star rating Summary:  A modern re-telling of Beauty and the Beast. Part two of the “Meant to Be” series. Each book in the series is written by a different author and a new fairy tale. They are both stand-alone books. This book is about Isabelle who works at a publishing …

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Review of “The Lie About the Truck: Survivor, reality TV, and the endless gaze” by Sallie Tisdale

This is a short review. Overall:  2.5-3 star review: I got this book thanks to a Goodreads giveaway! Summary: Survivor fans unite! This is a book all about the TV show Survivor. My thoughts: I was expecting more from this book. I am a HUGE Survivor fan. I did not know if she was bashing …

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Review of “The Maidens” by Alex Michaelides

Overall: 5/5 Stars Summary of review: This book is a very similar structure as Alex’s debut novel “The Silent Patient.” It is a slow-burn psychological thriller/mystery. Summary: Mariana is a group therapist. Her husband died tragically while on vacation with her to re-kindle their marriage. Her only family left is her niece in college. Her niece, …

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Review of “Brat: An 80s Story” by Andrew McCarthy

Overall: 3.5-4/5 Stars Summary of review:  A well-written memoir by Andrew McCarthy of “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “Weekend At Bernies,” and “Pretty in Pink” fame from the 80s. Summary: Andrew McCarthy shot to fame in the 80s as being a member of the “Brat Pack.” He starred in many movies in including “Pretty in Pink” and “St. …

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Review of “The Last Thing He Told Me” by Laura Dave

Overall: 4/5 Stars Summary of review:  A good domestic suspense novel. It is character-driven, decently paced, and a quick read. Summary: One year into her marriage, Hannah’s husband disappears. He leaves her with his daughter (who does not like Hannah) with only one message “protect her” and a wad of cash for his daughter, Bailey. Hannah …

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Review of “If The Shoe Fits” by Julie Murphy (Meant To Be series #1)

Overall: 5 /5 Stars Summary of review:  I loved this book a lot. The characters, the reality show,  body positivity, etc. It was such a cute and modern re-telling of Cinderella.  OMG! If this is how the Meant To Be series will be…. I am reading them all! Summary: Cindy just graduated with a degree in …

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Thanks to Netgalley for this beauty! I mean look at that cover. I fell in love with Christina Lauren with Unhoneymooners and Holidaze. She is becoming one of my favorite authors. I cannot wait to read this one! My review will be on Netgalley, Goodreads, here on my blog and social media. Happy reading, Book …