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Coralrose has commented on (2) products.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Coralrose, January 30, 2013

I had no idea this would be a story book with pictures - I haven't read one of those in so long! And the fascinating part to me is the pictures are real, taken from different collectors the author has connected with over time. The story is interesting, with a little bit of fantasy, mystery, and enough character development to garner your care for what happens to them. It had a feel of "young adult" fiction, which I've grown past in my years, however I don't mind that so much as long as it's not soaking with melodrama throughout. The end is very open, as if for a sequel, yet not a complete cliffhanger. I appreciated this because I hadn't heard if this would be a multi-parter, and cliffhangers without resolve are infinitely frustrating. (since then I found out it is indeed going to at least have a sequel, yay!) All in all, while I didn't read a whole bunch last year, I would say this was the best book I read in 2012.
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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia

Coralrose, January 2, 2010

This is absolutely the best book I read in 2009. I had to read it slowly, as almost every aspect of Elizabeth's story settled within me as I read through. I felt like I was with her, and at the same time, an intense wanderlust bloomed at the core of my being. I love that she wrote this book with the level of honesty, and with the lack of ego that she did.
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