Behind Her Eyes

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Behind Her Eyes

Author: Sarah Pinborough

Grade: D Level/ Not for Me

I picked this book from Book of the Month because I heard people talking about the amazing twist at the end. There’s definitely a twist at the end of this but that and everything else was just- it was just a big fat nope for me. I was blaming myself for not doing due diligence on a book I wouldn’t usually read but according to Goodreads I’m not the only one that felt that way.

I try to keep it vague spoiler wise:

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the takedown

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the takedown

author: Corrie Wang

Grade: A-

“I’ll warn you in advance. You’re probably not gonna like me.”

I actually did like Kyla Cheng quiet a bit. Yes, she’s not the nicest person in high school perhaps but she’s smart, focused, ambitious and driven. Unfortunately for her that all goes to crap when a sex tape of her with her English teacher hits the web and no one believes Kyle (nickname) when she says its not her.

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Jackie

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Jackie

Directed by: Pablo Larrain

Grade: A

“I believe the characters we read on the page become more real than the men who stand beside us.”

I finally decided to drag myself out of my movie rut and see Jackie. Natalie Portman plays the title role in the days directly following her husbands assassination and how she helped shape and write his legacy- as well as her own.

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Book of the Month: April Choices

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April’s Book of the Month box came with a small coloring book and a box of colored pens. Which is cute but I have never picked up on the whole adult coloring thing. I’m actually worse at staying between the lines now than when I was a child. Which only frustrates me.

I was all over the place with this month’s selections. First I was going to skip. Then I wanted just one. Than I finally picked and confirmed and almost immediately wanted to change my mind 😦

Just one of those months.

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Mini Reviews: Allergies & Watson Make Me Grumpy

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Queens of Geek

Grade: B-

I really wanted to like this one more. It’s about two friends (technically three but Jamie is pretty much relegated to saintly boy/boyfriend characterization fairly quickly) at a Comic Con like event. Charlie is an up and coming actress who meets another up and coming actress she likes and Taylor suffers from anxiety and loves Jamie.

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Strange the Dreamer

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Strange the Dreamer

Author: Laini Taylor

Grade: A

Lazlo Strange, librarian and former orphan, dreams about the lost city of Weep. So lost in fact that Weep isn’t actually the name. The real name disappeared from everyone’s minds, even Lazlo’s, long ago. He believes that research and dreams are all he will ever have despite other librarians telling him to get out there and get a life.

So it’s a wonderful surprise when one day a group of traveler’s appear with a mission- to travel to and save the lost city.

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Best Fairyloot Ever?

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Last time I got Fairyloot was last September and I liked the box a lot but at fifty dollars it was too much for a monthly thing. However I absolutely couldn’t miss the March box- not only did I have a pretty good idea of what the book was going to be it was their one year anniversary hence a special box!

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Books for Jury Duty

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Harley Quinn reads…

So I have jury duty next week which isn’t that big a deal. Last time I had to go in I wound up sitting in a chair for eight hours reading. Fun for me! Mostly it’s another excuse to go to the bookstore and pick myself up a good read (or two) to take with me.

My bookstore however didn’t have what I was looking for even though it said that they did in inventory on-line but that’s just generally how they go. I wound up looking for books that just caught my eye or things I hadn’t heard of and I had a lot more fun & think I have some pretty good options…

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Life

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Life

Directed by: Daniel Espinosa

Grade: B+

Life is about a group of scientists on the International Space Station that discover an alien life form. Unfortunately not E.T. I should say first off that I have certainly heard the Alien comparisons, and understand them, but my Alien experience is only the one that had Michael Fassbender in it. (And you bet I’m gonna see Covenant.)

But that’s a whole other movie.

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Beauty and the Beast

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Beauty and the Beast

Directed by: Bill Condon

Grade: A

I have seen both versions of Beauty and the Beast now and I can’t help but think Belle is always disappointed when the beast turns back into a man. Hell, I actually think the animated version did a better job of hiding it than this Belle.

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