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Check this out… Jane Austen Zingers

Jane Austen Zingers: The 15 Best Disses and One-Liners from “Pride and Prejudice” via Flavorwire

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Anne of Green Gables Wordle

The 20 most common nouns in Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Book Review – Chasing Polaris

Chasing Polaris book coverChasing Polaris by Erica Cope and Autumn Doughton

Imogen Shaw is leaving Florida for college in Boston in 34 hours and she’s more than ready. But, she’s not ready for Seth Cavanaugh. When Seth and Imogen are thrown together for a one-night scavenger hunt, both of them will find what they are missing and will have to take a chance on each other. I liked this YA novel but it was not anything new or unique. The writing is very competent and the story, while predictable, kept my attention. I liked the scavenger hunt and the rapport between the main characters is believable and mostly natural. All in all, a fun, easy read.

Check this out… Against Worldbuilding

Against Worldbuilding: Why “worldbuilding” is the most overrated and overused concept in fiction via Electric Literature

 

Book Review – The Girl from Everywhere

The Girl from Everywhere book coverThe Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Nix has spent her sixteen years sailing with her father on his ship, The Temptation. She has been across the globe and through the centuries. Her father can sail to any time and place if he has a map from that period. But he has spent Nix’s lifetime looking for one specific map. One that will take him back to Honolulu in 1868; back to before Nix’s mother died in childbirth. Nix has been helping her father obtain various versions of the map even though it could erase her entire existence as she knows it. The premise of The Girl from Everywhere intrigued me right from the start. This book is incredibly creative mixing the time travel with adventure, a modern sensibility with fantasy, and nineteenth-century Hawaiian politics with mythological stories. I found Heidi Heilig’s ability to blend many different themes from addiction to fate to the inevitable love triangle of a YA novel into a cohesive story to be impressive. Her character development is also top-notch. Overall, this novel was refreshing.

Check this out… This Chart Predicts How Many Books You Can Read Before You Die

This Chart Predicts How Many Books You Can Read Before You Die via Book Bub