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About themeg09

A reader and writer who has very strong opinions and is attempting to be a human and not stay up until four in the morning. A citizen of many fandoms. Come talk to me!

A Brief Summer Reading List

I rarely stick to a reading list. I get distracted by other shiny books. I buy new books that I want to read right away because otherwise they might go into the pile and not be read for a year. … Continue reading

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Anticipated May Releases

*rises from the dead, arms outstretched* Why yes, I have come back. Now that school is done, I will have time to keep this updated. I’m not going to make a big fanfare just in case I fade into obscurity … Continue reading

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Infographic: When Did Famous Authors Publish Their Breakthrough Novels?

Originally posted on 101 Books:
This is a fascinating infographic that was sent my way. The graphic shows the age at which dozens of famous authors wrote their first book, their first breakthrough book, in which years of life they published…

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Triumphant Return!

Wow, lots of traffic on my blog lately! It’s that post about Fifty Shades of Grey, but I’m totally cool with that. Some of you may have noticed that around May of each year I suddenly put a few posts … Continue reading

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The Yellow Birds – A Modern Classic?

Just a quick post today with no spoilers. The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers is a slim novel about the war in Iraq. Two young men meet during basic training and become quick friends. They watch each others backs and … Continue reading

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God’s Not Dead is the Worst Kind of Propaganda

Major Spoilers I want to preface this post by saying that I don’t believe Christians are evil. You believe what you want and I’ll believe what I want. I’m agnostic, which means that I’m on the fence. There might be … Continue reading

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Archangel Academy Series – Unnatural, Unwelcome, and Unafraid

This review will cover all three books in the ‘Archangel Academy Series’ which are, in order; Unnatural, Unwelcome, and Unafraid. There won’t be any spoilers. The main character, Michael Howard, is a boy from Nebraska. After his mother’s apparent suicide … Continue reading

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What does Tess of the D’Urbervilles Have in Common with Fifty Shades? Abuse.

This post isn’t like my previous reviews. I wrote this essay for my application to graduate school. The topic is something I’ve wanted to explore for a while, which is the romanticizing of abuse in Fifty Shades of Grey. The … Continue reading

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One Year!

One year ago today, I began this blog. Unfortunately, I couldn’t keep up with my posting ambitions. My apologies to anyone who cared. Happily though, I would like to start posting again. Lots of things have been happening! I lived … Continue reading

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Man of Steel – On Action Scenes and Tension

MAJOR SPOILERS Let me start by saying that I really liked Man of Steel. I think they did a great job giving Clark depth of character, the plot was fairly tight. I did like it. It was entertaining, it was … Continue reading

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