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Time For a Change!

I have been writing 90s Born Reader for a while now (read that, years!), and it is time for a change. It’s time to get a grown up name, and not something I made up when I was a teenager one summer. It’s time to make this into something that I truly love and want to build and not just use as a hobby, or when I feel like writing. So, I introduce to you www.lifeisapageturner.com !! I still love books, and you will still see me posting about books whenever I have time to read them, but I wanted to expand. I wanted to add some things about being a student and a creative spirit (which can be found on Etsy). I did not want to be limited any more. I wanted the name of my new website to capture that essence, and honestly I do believe that life is a page turner. There are so many chapters to our lives and there is always the desire to keep turning that page to find out what happens next! I hope you subscribe to my blog and follow me on social media, which will be linked below. Thank you for being apart of this crazy thing we call life. Until next time,
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Year of Yes | How to Dance It out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person, Shonda Rhimes

year-of-yes-shonda-rhimesYear of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes found its way into my reading list at the exact right moment. In this wonderful book Rhimes talks about what it is like to have  an unbelievable career, a family, and still not feel completely happy about it all. She tells us what it is like to find your happiness, and to take chances on things you might never have considered. Each chapter focuses on a different part of her life that she was working on saying”yes” to.  Shonda Rhimes shows you how to bring the “badassery” (a newly invented Shonda Rhimes word that I will now use reguarly) back into your life.
I read this at the most perfect time in my life. I needed the advice, the encouragement, and the literary support that Rhimes provided me while reading her book. I have post its and tabs all over this book, marking passages I thought were important to me. Almost like I read it for school. It made me realize how many things were self inflicted, and what mentality I need to be in. She helped me realize that I do need to say yes to things, but that it’s okay to say no as well. Grey’s Anatomy has been my favorite TV show since season 1. Each time Meredith and Christina danced it out, I felt like I was dancing with them. Sometimes that’s what you need, to dance it out and let your mind be free. If you have enjoyed any of Shonda Rhimes’s shows you will enjoy the writing in her book. It’s New Year’s Day! It’s time to start saying “Yes!” to things and remember what it is like to be you! Until next time,
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90s Born Reader
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Now that all the presents have been opened and the the gift wrap has been cleaned up it’s time to sit down and enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate. Christmas is always a joyful occasoin in my family, filled with traditions and holiday cheer. We make the time to go to my mom’s house to spend the night and wait on Santa and his reindeer to come. This year my boyfriend joined us and it was Barrett’s (the dog’s) first Christmas as well! We always enjoy a huge country breakfast and we go see a movie as well. What do you and your family do?! Until next time, 
Here is Barrett’s picture with Santa!!

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling

Harry_Potter_and_the_Cursed_Child_Special_Rehearsal_Edition_Book_CoverWho else was SUPER EXCITED for another Harry Potter book?! I was!! Me! Over here!! I ordered the book on Amazon Prime Now the night before the release, and it got delivered to me at the 2:00am on the release date! I wish I could have read it right then and there, but I was getting ready for my mother’s quilt show. Instead I read it at work on that Monday, and finished the whole thing in a day!
If you read the epilogue on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows then you know how our favorite three characters end up after their epic adventures at “Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry”. They have defeated Lord Voldemort at every turn, and now have started their next adventure, the adventure of parenthood. Harry Potter has married Ginny Weasley and Ron Weasley has married Hermoine Granger, and they each have children of their own ready to make their own mark on Hogwarts. This particular story follows Harry and Ginny’s child, Albus Severus Potter. Albus is the most unlike Harry, and he knows it. He is constantly feeling the pressure of being the son of “The Boy Who Lived” and worries that he will never amount to anything like his father. His first concern being which house will he be sorted in to when he arrives at Hogwarts, Gryffindor or Slytherin. Albus feels like his dad is not sharing something with him and sets out to find what is. The only problem is what is has the ability to alter the world as we know it.
I love Harry Potter books, I’ve loved everyone and will continue to love them no matter what. This book is from the play that was on production in London. Obviously the rest of the world was jealous that London was getting more Harry Potter than the rest of us. Due it being from a play it is written just like a play. With line reads, and staging. I still loved reading it, it was like the Shakespeare of magic. The only thing that was confusing to me, which was really a personal problem, were some of the names. Each time I heard Albus, Severus, or something else I imagined the original character in the book and it just confused me a little bit until I got it straight. If you’re a Potter fan get the book!! If you’re just starting out in the WIzarding world, read them from the beginning because there are a lot of references to past books. Until next time,
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90s Born Reader

I’m on Instagram!

With the feeling of the blog slowly changing, and evolving it is time for me to finally be on Instagram!! You’ll be able to see pictures from my travels, some of my favorite things, and what book I’m reading at the time. Sometimes it might just be about life! Feel free to add me on Instagram!!

 

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Winter, Marissa Meyer

Winter_CoverWinter by Marissa Meyer picks up directly from where we left off the last time. Cinder and her crew are still finding away to defeat the Lunar Queen, Levanna. Princess Winter is the main insight of this story. Princess Winter is the most beautiful Princess in Lunar, if not the entire solar system. It is because of her beauty that she is a threat to Levanna. Princess Winter is also crazy, or at least that is what the people of Lunar think. The Princess is the nicest person on the Lunar Satellite, but when Queen Levanna gets jealous of Princess Winter’s beauty she scars Princess Winter. With Princess Winter being Lunar she should be able to glamour herself, but Princess Winter refuses to use her gifts. Instead she walks around showing her scar even though it is said that her glamour is the most beautiful of them all. When a Lunar does not use their gifts it takes over their mind and causes them to go insane.The Princess has done a good job of managing her illness, but sometimes it does get the better of her. Though the Princess is ill do not mistake her for weak. She is one  of the strongest characters in here, and does her part to help Cinder and her friends.
The “Lunar Chronicles” final installment is just as captivating as the first books. I really enjoyed reading the whole series even though the first book, Cinder, took me awhile to get in to. The whole series plays an interesting twist on our favorite fairy tale characters, and for the battle of good vs. evil.  The series follows a group of unlikely friends and allies into situations that they never imagined themselves in. Cinder and her friends have come together to fight for what they believe in. Until next time,
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Wanderlust: Rapallo

After our stop in Milan the next part of our tour with Traveling Together took us to Rapallo Italy, which is a seaside town. When we were there they were preparing for a race, and had some of the streets blocked off. We used this as a quick stop for food, and sight seeing as we made our way to La Spezia.
Here are some of our pictures from the few hours we had there.
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It was a cloudy date when we went, but we still enjoyed seeing the small town. Until Next Time,
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The Lincoln Myth (Cotton Malone #9), Steve Berry

lincoln mythWhat does Abraham Lincoln and the Mormon Church have in common? Who knows, but we do know that if it is a matter of national security, and can change the world as we know it, Cotton Malone will be the one to figure it out. In The Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry, Cotton Malone has once again been called to do a favor for his former boss, Stephanie Nell. What seemed like a simple of task of meeting an agent somewhere turned into a shoot out in the middle of the river. With agents missing and lives on the line, Malone is back to helping Stephanie Nelle and the President of the United States. Cassiopeia finds herself in on the same mission, which Malone knows nothing about, but has the job of getting back into the life of an old friend. It is during these separate but equal missions, relationships and friendships will be tested. There will be a question of what side to stand on, and if the appropriate actions were taken.
I have said it time and time again, I love Steve Berry novels. No matter what the subject matter, I find myself not being able to put them down. This makes you think of the civil war and all previous presidents in a different  light. You learn more about President Daniels than you ever have before, and you come to understand what it is like to be between a rock and a hard place. I highly recommend anyone to read this book, but if you haven’t started the series I would start from the beginning. Until next time,
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Angelfall (Penryn and the End of Days), Susan Ee

angelfall-book-cover-artThe world has come to an end. There is death, destruction, and devastation everywhere. The Angels have descended on to Earth and have been warring with Demons. They have destroyed everything we know and hold dear. Penny and her family are trying to survive in this new world, knowing that at any point they could die. Peryn has a younger sister in a wheelchair, and her mom is crazy and has been battling the demons inside of her. When trying to move location they run into the demon angels battling another angel, which ends with the angel getting his wing cut off, and Penryn doing the unexpected. Penryn decides to help the angel and distracts the demon angels from killing him. By helping out the angel, her sister was kidnapped by the demon angel, which made an already horrible world even worse for Penryn. Penryn now has two choices; keep trying to survive, or go and find her sister.
I really enjoyed reading the first book of this series. It was very similar to Fallen Series by Lauren Kate. I think I might have even enjoyed it more for the sheer fact that there was more action involved in the story. The romance began to simmer during the story, but it wasn’t prominent in the story. I’m going to continue reading this series to see what happens next. Until next time,
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Torment (Fallen Series Book 2), Lauren Kate

TormentFallen is about a young girl, Lucinda “Luce” Price,  who has seen the world through many time periods and eras, and has loved in every generation of her life. The only thing is, she doesn’t remember any of these lives, and how she is tied to the people around her now. When her current life falls apart after the mysterious death of her boyfriend during a fire, her parents send her off to a reform school because they don’t know how to handle what happened. Now that she’s a part of this school she notices that she is drawn to certain people and certain boys at her new school, and has the feeling that she knows them from somewhere, but doesn’t remember well. Her new friend, Arianne, is some what of a character and unlike anyone she has ever been friends with before. She also finds both, Cameron and Daniel, to be two attractive boys who she wants to find out more about. If going to reform school wasn’t bad enough imagine feeling and seeing things that you don’t understand.
 
Fallen by Lauren Kate was a crazy book. It was filled with so many twists and turns that you didn’t see coming. It was a book that you thought you knew exactly what was going on, but then all of a sudden something changed. I definitely recommend this book if you are looking for another romance triangle, with some supernatural elements, and some fun twists and turns. Until next time,
Keep Turning the Pages,
90s Born Reader