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Wri•ter \ˈrī-tər\: Neurotic librarian, lives in dream world, mutters to self, addicted to caffeine, edits compulsively, kills people for entertainment.

Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

Corrupt (Devil's Night, #1)Corrupt by Penelope Douglas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is all kinds of twisted. I spent 1/3 of the time reading it wondering if I should be hating this book instead of loving it. It inspired all kinds of conflicting emotions, and I had no clue how anything was going to work itself out or if it even could.

I have to say I have never read anything quite like this, so Penelope Douglas continues to surprise me. This is one unexpected revenge themed story.

I think my mixed emotions and reactions to this story can best be summed up using GIFs.

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Book 403 read in 2018

Pages: 460

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Warcross by Marie Lu

Warcross (Warcross, #1)Warcross by Marie Lu
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

#BecRereads2018

Wow. This was just as good the second time, and I’m so happy I reread it before going on to book 2, as there were several things I had completely forgotten about.

Pages: 353

PREVIOUS REVIEW:
This was delicious. Yum. The world. The characters. The exciting plot. I just ate this book right up, and I love how fantastic YA Sci-Fi is these days. It makes my heart trip in all kinds of good ways.

It has some of the flavorful undertones of Ready Player One, which I adore, but this has less pop culture geekery/nerdery, which actually may make this story even more approachable by a wider audience.

More, please!


Wildcard (Warcross, #2)Wildcard by Marie Lu
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I wish it wasn’t over.

Pages: 341

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You Need a Budget:

You Need a Budget: The Proven System for Breaking the Paycheck to Paycheck Cycle, Getting Out of Debt, and Living the Life You Want

You Need a Budget: The Proven System for Breaking the Paycheck to Paycheck Cycle, Getting Out of Debt, and Living the Life You Want by Jesse Mecham

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Love it. I already use the YNAB app and would never go back to life without it, but just getting a refresher on all the principles and why they matter was a good reminder.



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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This was something else, and I enjoyed every layer and nuance. It adds depth, complexity, and a full range of human emotions to a previously known story (Achilles and the Trojan war). It was not at all what I expected, in the most rewarding sort of way.

Everything about the style and voice was so honest, that it took me back in time, to a place where honor is often valued above all else. I can’t wait to pick up and read Circe next. I hope it’s as worthwhile as this read.

Pages: 352



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