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The Most Beautiful Rot – Ocean Capewell

Rating: 5/5 Stars Review: So, there are a number of reasons why I enjoy reading. Or, perhaps more accurately, why I enjoy reading so much that I feel like I must read every single oneĀ of the books that exist on... Continue Reading →

The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien

Rating: 5/5 Stars Review: I'm going to admit something here. It's really easy for me to write reviews for the obscure books I read thanks to random book generation. I can write whatever I want when I am fairly certain... Continue Reading →

War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

Rating: 4/5 Stars Review: While reading this novel for the better part of a year, I've encountered a lot of the same questions. Some that come to mind: Q: Why? A: I've started taking suggestions in addition to my lineup... Continue Reading →

Shadow’s Rise – Joseph J Bailey

Rating: 5/5 Stars Review: This first installment of Yip's epic adventure was truly captivating. The unique and magical world of Ea'ae is wonderfully creative - but what really made this story so compelling for me - the richly developed main... Continue Reading →

Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero – Danny Fingeroth

Rating: 3/5 Stars Review: I'll be honest here, I waited a little too long after I read the book to write a spectacular review, For this I apologize. Here's what I do know. Recently I've had a growing little interest... Continue Reading →

Silencing the Self: Women and Depression – Dana Crowley Jack

Rating: 3/5 Stars Review: As an avid student of gender theory (both traditionally academic and self-guided) for the better part of a decade, it really takes something completely new or out-of-the-box, so to speak, to really dazzle me at this... Continue Reading →

Boundless Magick: A Historical Fantasy – Lowvee Cole

Rating: 5/5 Stars Review: When I started this book I kept thinking - I am definitely 15 years too old for this book. And honestly, yes, it is perfect for young teens. But after a few chapters I noticed I... Continue Reading →

Against Their Will – Pavel Polian

Rating: 1/5 Stars Review: I'll begin this review with a quote from the afterword - "It seems to me that, all in all, the author managed to produce a book designed for a broad audience, and not merely an academic... Continue Reading →

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