books for breakfast

Books for Breakfast #21

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For breakfast today we are feasting on: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris  & Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami I have never read anything by David Sedaris before, but I have been meaning to. That's why it was on the Christmas Book List! This was a collection of short stories that reads almost like an autobiography. His writing is charming and frankly quite hilarious as well. I found…

Books for Breakfast #20

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This time on the menu was: Ariel by Sylvia Plath  & Allegiant by Veronica Roth This was a Christmas gift from Sarah, along with the loveliest letter I've ever received and my boyfriend admits that he probably won't be able to top, because she knows that I lack poetry books in my life. (And on my shelf) So she told me that this was a great first poetry book to…

Books for Breakfast #19

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On the menu this time was: A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin & Dewey's Nine Lives by Vicki Myron & Bret Witter A Storm of Swords was a faster read than the previous 2 books in the Game of Thrones series. It also made me send angry texts to my boyfriend (he read it before I did) when certain things happened. I got a little ruffled. It's certainly…

Books for Breakfast #17

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For a nice balanced and nutritious meal, the reads this time were: Insurgent  & Choke I read Divergent, the first book in the trilogy, a while ago. My cousin read it first and told me to read it, so of course, I can't turn down a recommendation to read a book so I went out and picked up the first book. I LOVED it, you can read my review about…

Books for Breakfast #16

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For a nice balanced breakfast, the reads this time were: The Best Revenge & Tell the Wolves I'm Home This was another book that I picked up at the library sale that I mentioned in the last books for breakfast. This is another murder mystery as well. (I'm sure it's quite obvious by now how much I like murder mystery novels!) Anyways, I liked this one more than The Organ…

Books for Breakfast #15

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The reads this time were: The Language of Flowers & The Organ Grinder For a nice balanced breakfast! (I don't know why I haven't ever thought to say that before) This book. This book. My mother gave it to me to read and I was not disappointed at all!! It was heartbreaking fantastic and completely enthralling. Victoria, the narrator and lead, made me feel all the emotions on the spectrum.…

Books for Breakfast #14

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This time I read: Brave New World & The Shambling Guide to New York City First let me tell you 2 things about this book. A) It's a banned book B) It was written in 1932. Now that you know those two things, you are set. The book baffled me. I couldn't believe at first that it was written in 1932. Whoa. It's all about a super utopia with a…

Books for Breakfast #12

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The reading list this time was: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King The Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin I really enjoyed Doctor Sleep, it was a great sequel because even though it referenced The Shining quite frequently and tied the first book into the sequel, it didn't really read like a sequel. It could almost be it's own free standing book. I really enjoyed it though. There are a…

Books for Breakfast #11

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This time around I read: David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell & Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk I've read ever book that Gladwell has written, so when B&N sent me an e-mail about his new book obviously I had to get my hands on it. My dad was the one who actually got the first Gladwell book I read, so we always trade them back and forth. (Sorta like what we…

Books for Breakfast #10

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The reads this time were:  The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson Mr. Penumbra's 24 hour bookstore by Robin Sloan I really enjoyed The Psychopath Test! I've never read any by Jon Ronson before (though now I do want to read The Men who Stare at Goats) but this was a good starting book I'd say. It's an interesting book that looks at how we define psychopaths, where they are, and…