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Book Review: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of my all time favourites. I do love the original over any of the shorter versions of the story. So many details and a great read for all ages.

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Book Review – Alphie the Baby Elephant

Alfie the Baby Elephant (Children's Books Collection)Alfie the Baby Elephant by Yael Aharoni

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed the book. The book shows you that you do not all need to be the same to be friends and that sometimes the best friends are the unexpected ones.

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Geraldo the Giraffe (The Diaries of Robin’s Toys) by Ken and Angie Lake

Geraldo the Giraffe (The Diaries of Robin's Toys)Geraldo the Giraffe by Ken Lake

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received a free copy of this book through goodreads first reads.

This is a great book for younger school aged children. It has a great message about bullying, friendship and being healthy. A book I will be getting my daughter to read when she gets a little bit older. Interested to see what the rest of Robin’s Toys have to say.

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Book Review ~ Sometimes it Lasts by Abbi Glines


Sometimes it Lasts by Abbi Glines is the 5ht book in her Sea Breeze series.  The book is a continuation of Eva and Cage’s story and how love and perception can alter ones future despite the truth.

Like the rest of the Sea Breeze series, I thoroughly enjoyed the book.  It is a quick and easy read.  It can be descriptive at times but I would still consider it more chick-lit than anything else and if a little sex is not what you are interested in, then this book and series are not for you.  Overall, if you are needing a little break from reality, Sea Breeze is a nice place to visit.

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Book Review ~ Baby’s in Black: Astrid Kirchherr, Stuart Sutcliffe, and the Beatles


I had won a copy of Baby’s in Black: Astrid Kirchherr, Stuart Sutcliffe, and the Beatles by Arne Bellstorf through Goodreads First Reads.

The book is a graphic novel revolving around the story of Astrid and Stuart in Germany during The Beatles early years.  Myself, I am not a big Beatles found so I found myself completely lost with the storyline and I could not connect with the characters.  However, I would recommend the book to anyone who is a Beatles fan as it is a different way of telling a not so familiar story from their early years.

Although I typically like to hold onto books I have read, so I can re-read them at a future date (yes I am a book re-reader and a movie re-watcher),  I have gifted this book to a friend who I know would appreciate it more than me.

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