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Three Historical Fiction Books for Teens

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This review includes summaries of three fiction books for teens that are loosely based on events or figures historical significance. They are The Outlaws of Sherwood, Troy, and Old Magic. You’ll also enjoy a brief snippet from the reviewer on why I believe studying and understanding history is vital to our future. I hope you enjoy! 

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Slaughterhouse Five Summary

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This book review includes information on the main character, plot line, what it means to come “unstuck” in time, my favorite quotes, and a final verdict of whether or not I felt it’s worth your time! 

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True North Book Review

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Roger Rooney’s True North is a page-turning love story set in the Vietnam War circa 1962. Lieutenant Jack Burns is training South Vietnamese troops while Tran is questioning her loyalty to the North Vietnamese Army. How will they meet? What will their encounter bring forth? 

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A Review of Villa Incognito

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Tom Robbins’ Villa Incognito centers on American MIAs that chose to remain missing after the conclusion of the Vietnam War. Add in four generations of alluring women that share a mysterious connection to a famous figure from Japanese folklore and you can only begin to imagine the possibilities. This review of Villa Incognito will cover just enough to hook you in, but not too much to give anything away.

5 Quotes from The Tao of Pooh

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This book review includes five of my favorite quotes from this selection. For each quote, I discuss what it means to me, as well as what I believe it means for the world today. I hope you enjoy! 

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Even Cowgirls Get The Blues Quotes

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This book review contains several of my favorite quotes from this book that I’ve pulled out and highlighted for you. It also includes a brief discussion of each quote and why they’re important to me. I hope you enjoy! 

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A Review of The Alchemist

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This review of The Alchemist (one of my all-time favorite books) includes a brief introduction to the author, Paulo Coelho, an intro to the main character and his journey, and a discussion about what a Personal Legend is and how you can find yours! 

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A 2018 Fiction Best Sellers List

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My 2018 Fiction Best Sellers List includes brief overviews of five of the top selling books in love and romance, adventure, and other categories, and includes authors such as James Patterson, Celeste Ng, Clive Cussler, and more. 

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Analyzing The Fountainhead

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This review includes a description of Ayn Rand’s Objectivism philosophy, an overview of the book’s main character and his dilemma, and a final analysis of the main character’s concluding statement at the end of the book. 

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A Monkey Wrench Gang Book Review

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I have a tendency to find new authors and latch onto them until I’ve read nearly everything they’ve written. Right now, that author is Edward Abbey. This book review offers a general overview of the plot of The Monkey Wrench Gang, as well as brief discussion on three of the major themes I took away from this thrilling tale. 

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The Best Non-Fiction Books for Adults

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My latest book review provides briefs on six best-selling non-fiction books. If you’re looking for a new non-fiction selection, you need to check this out! These books are all written by amazing authors. Some focus on politics, some on crime, some on self-improvement. 

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The Best Journal Books for Inspiration

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This review details four amazing journals for inspiration available via Amazon. Journaling has been shown to have a number of benefits including, but not limited to, increased IQ and emotional intelligence, improved memory and comprehension, and better communication skills. 

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Rabbit Boss by Thomas Sanchez

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A review of Thomas Sanchez’s Rabbit Boss, which covers the history of three generations of Washoe Native Americans living in the Lake Tahoe region from the time of the arrival of the first European settlers through the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad and further development of the surrounding areas. 

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Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

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Exploring some of my major takeaways from Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire, including how we experience the national parks, our need for space, and the importance of joy in our lives. 

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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A look at one of Hunter S. Thompson’s wildest journalistic rides through deserts of Southern California and streets of Las Vegas. Themes include creating a good story, knowing when to call it a day, and how to deal with traffic cops. 

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A Conservationist Manifesto

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An overview of four major themes contained in this book and my thoughts on how they relate to our world today. Themes include how we value nature, the cons of modern society, and the prospects for our future. 

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Hell’s Angels by Hunter S. Thompson

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An overview of some of the major concepts in Thompson’s chronicle from his time with the Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club in California and how some of those concepts relate to our contemporary society. Themes include feeling out of place at home, the difficulty of acceptance, and the dangers of immersive journalism. 

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The Best Tom Robbins Books

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An overview of four of Robbins’ greatest masterpieces: Jitterbug Perfume, Still Life with Woodpecker, Skinny Legs and All, and Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates.

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