Book Review: Lessons from a Dog, Patrick Moberg (2014)

Monday, November 10th, 2014
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two out of five stars

(Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Goodreads’ First Reads program.)

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Book Review: Wither, Lauren DeStefano (2011)

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

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four out of five stars

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