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Review: The Legacy of Sterling Manor by Jennifer Franz Griffith

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If you're in the mood for some light romance with an added dash of paranormal, then look no further than the Legacy of Sterling Manor. Holly Jenson is going through a bit of a rough patch when she unexpectedly discovers that she has inherited the estate of her estranged and recently deceased great aunt. Although she feels immediately drawn to the house, and has some very feasible plans to turn it into a bread and breakfast, there's just one thing standing in her way. Local man Derek Sterling believes that the home is rightfully his and he would do anything to stop Holly from moving in ... that is until paranormal forces keep bringing the pair together and they start falling in love ... This was an entertaining read, one that kept me guessing from start to finish. Although the premise and its execution are more than a little far-fetched (I fail to see why Holly's aunt wouldn't have revealed certain key certificates and pieces of information to her lawyer, particularly w

Review: What if it's Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

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What a delight is What if it's Us , a story of two teenagers who randomly meet in a post office, are instantly attracted to one another and then find themselves torn apart by a flash mob before they can exchange phone numbers. Arthur an eternal optimist and straight-A student who finds himself doing an internship in New York for the summer. He's recently come out to his friends and is looking for a boyfriend when he starts talking to a very attractive boy in the post office. He thinks it is fate the universe has brought them together. Meanwhile, Ben is a struggling student who is making his way through summer school, and has just experienced a bad break up. He thinks the flash mob at the post office is the universe's way of getting back at him. Despite this, the pair soon try to find one another, only to discover that they are complete opposites. One is an optimist, the other is a cynic. And they just can't seem to have a successful first date. Are they truly meant to b

Uncle Chip's Literary Quotes

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  "Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion." - Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Aunt Cole's Believe It or Not

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  The M&M in M&Ms stands for Mars and Murray

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Uncle Chip's Literary Quotes

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  "One day I will find the right words, and they all will be simple." - Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

Greetings From the Unicorner: A Random Sweet Valley Post

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  Sweet Valley High Flair Collection Omnibus from the UK The UK editions of the Sweet Valley books sometimes looked a little different from the ones that were released in the US and Canada. The Australian/New Zealand editions usually looked the same as their American counterparts, however, it was possible to sometimes find the UK version on a remainder table. In the UK omnibus editions containing three volumes in one were also common, as they allowed the books to be reprinted quickly and cheaply, and were often seen by consumers as good value, as an omnibus edition was often cheaper than buying all three books separately.  This particular edition was released in the late 90s and has stars of the Sweet Valley High TV series Brittany and Cynthia Daniel on the front cover. The Flair collection contains novels from a three part series where Jessica and Elizabeth do work experience at a hip fashion magazine. I'm not sure that I really like the cover, which feels a bit too busy to me. Th