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Books for Breakfast Hag-seed

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Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.  I'm a big fan of Atwood, although I wasn't always. My fiancé actually introduced me to her through her trilogy Oryx & Crake, which I've written about a few times on the blog. Since then, I've also read The Handmaid's Tale. (which everyone, I'm sure, has heard of) Alex has read Stone Mattress (well…

Books for Breakfast – Library of Souls

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I'm going to try out a new way of doing this series where I only talk about one book each post, as well as dropping the numbering system so I can actually go back and know what book I was talking about in each segment! The final book in the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children trilogy! I've had this on my shelf for what feels like forever and ever,…

Books for Breakfast #114

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo & Death and the Afterlife by Clifford A. Pickover I had heard good things about this book, but the real selling point for me was how downright ominous the book itself looked as a hardback. I NEEDED it on my shelf! Little did I know how intensely I'd fall into the series.... The book takes place in the same world that Bardugo's other series…

Books for Breakfast #112

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne & Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard It's taken me a lot longer than I'd like to admit to read this book. I heard a lot of negative  reviews about it, which was kind of off-putting, when I hear bad things about a book, I can't help but think that the book must be bad, and I go into it…

Books for Breakfast #111

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The Madd Addam Trilogy by Margaret Atwood I read Oryx and Crake quite a while ago, since it was one of Alex's favorite books. At the time he also had never read the entire trilogy either, only the first book, so I too, only read the first book. Recently, he decided that it was finally time and read the second and third book, bemoaning that he didn't re-read the first…

Books for Breakfast #110

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The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis I received this book for free from Blogging for Books, all opinions are my own.  This is a perfect read for October! When I saw the cover on Blogging for Books, it caught my eye and looked like something that would put me on edge. While it isn't outright horror, it is still scary. The story follows a girl named Elka as she runs…

Books for Breakfast #109

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Changeless and Blameless by Gail Carriger Since these are both part of a series, Parasol Protectorate, I thought I'd review them together! I borrowed the first book from a co-worker back at Barnes & Noble, who suggested that I might like the series. It's steam-punk, Victorian London, and our independent, brass, and very Italian heroine needs no saving, she can do that by herself, thank you very much! The second…

Books for Breakfast #108

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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas & Spinster by Kate Bolick After a Court of Thorns and Roses, I was SO PUMPED for the second book in this series. I mean, frothing at the mouth ready for this book to come out AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! I wanted it so badly! When it finally came out, a put it off a little, only because, I knew…

Books for Breakfast #107

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Spice and Wolf, Vol. 1 by Isuna Hasekura & The Johnstown Girls by Kathleen George I've noticed that this anime has been seemingly super popular in a lot of circles. I never got around to really watching it though, aside from the first episode, but Alex found it boring and fell asleep, I got into other series more heavily, and it ended up on the back burner. Although, I will…

Books for Breakfast #106

Book Reviews

Dear Mr. M by Herman Koch All right, so I loved The Dinner, which was the first book of Koch's that I've read. I grabbed it when I was in SLO on vacation in California at a Barnes & Noble. It was up on the 'new' shelf or something and the cover just caught my eye, so I read the inner flap and it just sold it for me. I'm…