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    THE CONDUCTORS (MURDER AND MAGIC #1) BY NICOLE GLOVER | BOOK REVIEW

    The Conductors by Nicole Glover is the first book in the series Murder And Magic. The story is about a couple who works as conductors on the Underground Railroad helping slaves escape to the North. After the Civil War Hetty and Benjy settle in Philadelphia solving murders and mysteries the white authorities refuse to look into. During one of the cases, they discover the body of one of their friends. The brutal nature of the murder and the violated body raises questions that make them doubt their friends in the elite circles of Black Philadelphia. Secrets and lies start to surface during the course of their investigation making them question…

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    THE SHADOW IN THE GLASS BY J.J.A.HARWOOD | BOOK REVIEW

    The Shadow In The Glass is a dark, gothic retelling of Cinderella by J.J.A.Harwood. The story is set in Victorian England and takes us through the truly terrible times women had to face on a daily basis. The story takes place in Grandborough House where Mrs. Pembroke took in the recently orphaned Eleanor known as Ella. She is treated like a daughter and grew up with all the privileges that a child would get. Mrs. Pembroke passes away and Ella is forced to earn her keep by the housekeeper. Mr. Pembroke is an alcoholic and is drinking away the wealth and the riches that Mrs. Pembroke had managed wisely. As…

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    20 QUESTIONS BOOK TAG!

    I have never done this book tag before and I thought this would be a cool idea to do to do now. I am 2+ years into my blogging journey and today is my 1st year anniversary on Wordpress. Now is a good time as any to answer these questions by myself as I wasn't tagged by anyone. 😉 So let's get started!!

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    A DANCE OF LIES (THE OUTLANDS PENTALOGY #4) BY REBECCA CRUNDEN| BOOK REVIEW

    A Dance Of Lies is the 4th book in The Outlands Pentalogy. This series gets better with each book and I am all here for it. Each book focuses on a main character's POV taking us through their tumultuous lives as they fight against the oppression and tyranny of the heavily authoritarian Kingdom. A year of living in the Outlands hasn't resolved the issues building between Nate, Thom, Kitty, and the rest of the group. Their found family of people of the Kingdom and Radiants have found a routine to their lives, living day to day the best way possible. Not everyone is happy to flee from the Kingdom and…

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    ARCS,  AUTHOR / PUBLISHER,  BOOK REVIEWS,  GUIDE / HOW-TO,  MOTIVATIONAL / INSPIRATIONAL,  NON-FICTION,  PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT,  PRODUCTIVITY,  SELF-HELP

    GET IT DONE : THE 21-DAY MIND HACK SYSTEM TO DOUBLE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY AND FINISH WHAT YOU START BY MICHAEL MACKINTOSH | BOOK REVIEW

    Michael Mackintosh has consolidated some of the key concepts of productivity into a working template that can be tailored to facilitate the new routines that will help us get things done in 21 days. The book is divided into 3 parts with the first part taking us through 11 mind hacks to help us realign our perspectives and get a clearer picture of what we want. The strategies that are given to us in part 2 is the 21-day challenge with techniques and steps to help us get closer to our goals. Part 3 sums up everything by bringing together the components that are part of the recipe for ultimate…

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    GOING DOWN THE ACOTAR RABBIT HOLE……

    That's my face! Because, I can't even look at anyone right now. I am so embarrassed. I am 32 and I didn't even know or understand a fandom like this even existed!! I didn't know there was this massive fan base dedicated to creating all these memes and skits.. Where the heck have I been my whole life?? Also, more importantly, how do I catch up??? Also, how do I stop this madness?? Where's the PAUSE button??

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    FEBRUARY,  WRAP-UP

    FEBRUARY WRAP-UP

    Hello, fellow bookworms! How are you all doing? I don't know what's wrong with me, but I have been in a weird kind of reading slump that I don't even know how to get out of. Add to that a busy schedule of home-chores, kids, their schools, and exams, I am mentally drained by the end of the day. I have been so busy that I don't even know what to say. This month I planned to read 10 books. I know, I am late...Very late with this post... I apologize for my tardiness.. I am blaming my funk on this one...

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    THE FOUR WINDS BY KRISTIN HANNAH | BOOK REVIEW

    The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah is a historical, women's fiction that tells the story of a family's fight for survival during the Great Depression era and the Dust Bowl era. This story is set in Texas and we get to see how the drought and lack of rain damages and destroys the crops. On top of that dust storms ravaged the lands leaving more destruction behind. People in these states had to fight for their day-to-day survival against the war mother nature has waged. It's a family story, a woman's story that's going to burrow into your hearts and make you feel their fear, powerlessness, determination, and tenacity as…

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    WHY COUPLES FIGHT? BY MIRA KIRSHENBAUM | BOOK REVIEW

    Why Couples Fight? by Mira Kirshenbaum is a fantastic book for anyone who is looking for a relationship or someone already in a relationship. The author is a relationship expert and she gives us the reasons why couples fight and how to resolve conflicts among couples. If you are looking to add tools to your life kit toolbox, this book will help you do that efficiently. It is accessible and easy to read with practical examples to help us understand the underlying issues that most couples face. I believe the book has accomplished what it had set out to do. Overall, this is a book everyone should read and apply…

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    KOLOLO HILL BY NEEMA SHAH | BOOK REVIEW

    Kololo Hill by Neema Shah is the debut Asian Ugandan literature set in 1970's Uganda that will captivate you with its human story of love, loss, and desperation of families who were thrown out of their homes and country. This was such a familiar story, yet so different and important to be read in these times of division, hatred, and otherisms. It is very relevant to the times we live as conversations of race, inequality, oppression, power, and devastation are at the forefront of our lives. Overall, this is a story that sheds light on the expulsion of Asian Ugandans during Idi Amin's oppressive regime. This is a lesser-known history…