Book Review: “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie”

“The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce #1)” by Alan Bradley

Genre: Adult Fiction, Mystery

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Source: Library

Summary from Goodreads:

Flavia de Luce, 11, is an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison. In the summer of 1950, inexplicable events strike Buckshaw, her decaying mansion home. A dead bird is on the doorstep, a postage stamp on its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man dying in the cucumber patch. His last words must save her father imprisoned for his murder.

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Behind the Blog: Sukriti at Just a Thought

Behind the BlogHello to Sukriti from Just a Thought.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am currently a student living in India but planning on to move to Canada in August and live the dreams.

How did you end up here in the world of book blogging?

Hey I have been an avid reader since the age of 9 and have always been known as the bookworm. It recently came into my mind to blog about what I love the most. It felt like a calling from within.

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Book Blogging Pet Peeves: Weird Review Requests

Book (Blogging) Pet Peeves is a feature where I do a mini-rant about book blogging things that annoy me. Feel free to join in! pardontherant Review requests are almost like a rite of passage for book bloggers. It doesn’t take long before you to start getting requests no matter how small the blog. I think I was blogging for a month before I got my first request. It’s awesome though because bloggers and authors can work together really well if they want to. I’m sure we all have had good experiences with authors.

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Book Review: “Say What You Will”

“Say What You Will” by Cammie McGovern

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary

Source: ARC from Kelly @ Bookscape Reviews [Thank you!]

Summary from Goodeads:

Born with cerebral palsy, Amy can’t walk without a walker, talk without a voice box, or even fully control her facial expressions. Plagued by obsessive-compulsive disorder, Matthew is consumed with repeated thoughts, neurotic rituals, and crippling fear. Both in desperate need of someone to help them reach out to the world, Amy and Matthew are more alike than either ever realized.

When Amy decides to hire student aides to help her in her senior year at Coral Hills High School, these two teens are thrust into each other’s lives. As they begin to spend time with each other, what started as a blossoming friendship eventually grows into something neither expected.

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This Week (119)

Are you a book blogger? I’d love to interview you for my Behind the Blog feature. Make new friends and gain new followers!

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Get to know me and my blog better —>

Acquired Books*

Sunbolt and The Bone Knife by Intisar Khanani [bought] [I read Thorn by Intisar Khanan this week and it was awesome! Highly recommended for fans of YA high fantasy. I enjoyed it so much that I immediately went and bought her other books.]

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine [library]

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DNF: “Sabriel”

“Sabriel (Abhorsen #1)” by Garth Nix

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy

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Source: Bought

Summary from Goodreads:

Sent to a boarding school in Ancelstierre as a young child, Sabriel has had little experience with the random power of Free Magic or the Dead who refuse to stay dead in the Old Kingdom. But during her final semester, her father, the Abhorsen, goes missing, and Sabriel knows she must enter the Old Kingdom to find him. She soon finds companions in Mogget, a cat whose aloof manner barely conceals its malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage long imprisoned by magic, now free in body but still trapped by painful memories. As the three travel deep into the Old Kingdom, threats mount on all sides. And every step brings them closer to a battle that will pit them against the true forces of life and death—and bring Sabriel face-to-face with her own destiny.

With Sabriel, the first installment in the Abhorsen trilogy, Garth Nix exploded onto the fantasy scene as a rising star, in a novel that takes readers to a world where the line between the living and the dead isn’t always clear—and sometimes disappears altogether.

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