Recently Read: December 2017

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So I sorta got sucked into the Orphan Black hole and spent most December starting and finishing this (uber amazing) show. I’m on Winter Break from my college classes so it’s basically the perfect time to binge watch TV! However I did get a few books read.

All The Missing Girls

by Megan Miranda (2 out of 5 stars)

I am so sad that I did not like this book because I was hoping that I would (I’m a sucker for cool book covers). When I picked it up I did not realize that the story was going to be told backwards so that was a surprise when I started seeing the chapters start with “the day before” over and over. It’s funny because last month when I was reading The Woman in Cabin 10 I had actually thought “Wouldn’t it be cool if a book was told in reverse, and we knew the ending first and then backtracked?” I somehow got what I wanted, but didn’t like it. I was super confused the entire time. I did peak at the ending and read the spoilers online and it appears this book does have a quiet a surprising twist at the end, but I just had no patience or desire to finish it. I didn’t really like any of the characters either, I was too confused to really know what the hell was going on! Ha!

Still Mine

by Amy Stuart (4 out of 5 stars)

To be honest, I don’t think there is anything too extraordinary about this book but I did thoroughly enjoy it! I liked the main character well enough and I liked the small-town feel the book had. Plus the main girl is a photographer and I guess I have a soft spot for anyone who shares any of my same interests. I think I saw somewhere that the book has a sequel? If this is true I would definitely read it. The book ends in a way that a sequel would make sense and probably just help give the story more substance.

Dyad Institute Classified Clone Reports

by Delphine Cormier (5 out of 5 stars)

I bought this for around $35 which is not something I would pay for a book but this was totally worth it. The book is “written” by Delphine and contains a lot of her journal entries, copies of monitor reports and some goodies that you could tear out of the book like a copy of the poster Felix made for Sarah’s pretend funeral. I could not stop laughing when I read Donnie’s report on Alison. Seriously that alone made it worth the money. I learned a lot about Dyad and the show, plus it has a lot of nice pictures in it too! And all in color!

Crystals for Beginners

by Karen Frazier (4 out of 5 stars)

I think I would have given this 5 stars if I hadn’t already done some research on crystals on the internet. It’s full of information for beginners and has really pretty pictures of 40+ crystals plus descriptions of each and what they “specialize” in. That’s probably the wrong word, but I can’t think properly right now and I’m just going to leave it like that. I believe she has another more in-depth book that I can’t wait to get my hands on!

I’m currently reading two books: Physics in 50 Milestone Moments and The Science of Orphan Black. You could say I’m on a non-fiction kick because, well… I am! I hope to get a craving for novels again soon, but for now I am enjoying learning about crystals, physics, philosophy (I also got my textbook a few weeks ago that I started reading!) and of course all things Clone Club.

Happy reading and happy new year!

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