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Two Wonderful Books with Dogs: One Memoir, One Fiction #BookReview

I loved both of these books, although they were very different. When Harry Met Minnie is a memoir by Marthat Teichner dealing with love of Bull Terriers and how that brought two women together in a heartbreaking yet wonderful friendship. A Dog’s Courage is a story from W. Bruce Cameron and is the second book in A Dog’s Way Home series. It is very timely, dealing with forest fires and the animals that get displaced by them. Fiction, but realistic. Both of these books were provided by the publisher upon request. The rating and opinions shared are my own.

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Fable and Namesake by Adrienne Young #AudiobookReviews

Welcome to a world made dangerous by the sea and by those who wish to profit from it. Where a young girl must find her place and her family while trying to survive in a world built for men.

Young Adult Fantasy is a genre that I have been dabbling in, so when I saw some great reviews for Fable from bloggers and reviewers that I follow and trust, I decided to give this duology a try and I am glad I did. Emma Lysy narrates both of these books and does a great job. This is the first time I have listened to a book she narrated and will definitely put her on my list of voice actresses that I enjoy. Her accents and various voices for both the male and female characters were varied and well performed. It is always great to hear the same voices within a series, trilogy or duology.

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Hide and Seek by Jane Casey #BookReview #ReadingIrelandMonth21 #begorrathon21

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek (Jess Tennant #3) by Jane Casey

Published August 25th 2015 by St. Martin’s Griffin

4 Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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The Stolen Kingdom by Jillian Boehme #AudiobookReview

The Stolen Kingdom

The Stolen Kingdom by Jillian Boehme, Narrated by Kirby Heyborne and Suzy Jackson

Published March 2nd 2021 by Tor Teen (MacMillan), March 23, 2021 by Recorded Books, Inc.

About the Book: Nothing is quite as it seems in this thrilling YA fantasy adventure by Jillian Boehme, The Stolen Kingdom!

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2 #BookReviews for Black History Month Reads: The Hate U Give, The Nickel Boys #the52bookclub2021 #LibraryLoveChallenge

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The Hate U Give (The Hate U Give #1) by Angie Thomas, Bahni Turpin (Narrator)

Published February 28th 2017 by Balzer + Bray, Harperaudio

5 Stars:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson #BookReview #The52BookClub2021 #LibraryLoveChallenge

Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Published August 28th 2014 by Nancy Paulsen Books

5 Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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The Cousins by Karen M. McManus #BookReview #LibraryLoveChallenge

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The Cousins by Karen M. McManus, Narrated by Sarah Skaer, Kate Reinderes, David Garelik and Julia Whelan

Published December 1st 2020 by Delacorte Press, Listening Library

3.5 Stars:

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Two YA Books that Everyone Needs to Read: Dear Martin, Dear Justyce by Nic Stone #BookReview #LibraryLoveChallenge

I read Dear Martin in 2020 and needed to read Dear Justyce as well. For those of you who don’t know much about me, I am a 60 something, white woman who knew that racism was alive and well, but didn’t realize or understand exactly what people meant by “White Privilege”. Reading these two books certainly opened my eyes and peeled away the blinders. I definitely recommend that these books be read by anyone and everyone, especially in high schools.

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Cress by Marissa Meyer, #AudiobookReview #the52bookclub2021 @OnceUponAGrim #LibraryLoveChallenge

Cress by Marissa Meyer, Narrated by Rebecca Sole

5 Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

It has been awhile since I read the first two books in this series, but this was a group book from a challenge, so I grabbed the audiobook from the library and thoroughly enjoyed it, even though it was a long one. I have to say that the cover of the audiobook is not my favourite. I love the cover of the hardcover book, but fortunately, I was listening and not looking.

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