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Ready Player One - Ernest Cline - Summary and Review of a Good Book

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A short summary of Ready Player One: Gamers for the win.

Questions to Ponder while reading Ready Player One: Are you good at puzzles?
Would you have kept playing?
My thoughts about Ready Player One: The ultimate dystopian gamer's guide.
You never know when your D&D skill will come in handy.
Great fun in a book.

A Book to Read and Love: The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book The Mists of Avalon: The story of King Arthur, as told by the women around him.


Questions to ponder while reading The Mists of Avalon: Do you believe your thoughts create your reality?
Should any diety require so much?
My thoughts about The Mists of Avalon: Eternally re-readable.
A great view of King Arthur.
Good intentions often go so badly.

A Book to Read and Love: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Wicked: The tragedy of Elphaba.

Questions to ponder while reading Wicked: What did you think of Oscar?
What would you do for a pair of shoes?

My thoughts about Wicked: Great twist on an old story.
I am now on team Elphaba.
Oppression is always ugly.

A Book to Read and Love:The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book The Buried Giant: A couple finds their way through the mist.

Questions to ponder while reading The Buried Giant: Can lifelong love exist without memories?
What is courage?

My thoughts about The Buried Giant: A fun new fairy tale.
How much of "us" is a memory?
Everyone should have a candle.

A Book to Read and Love: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Alice in Wonderland: The journey through a rabbit hole.



Questions I pondered while reading Alice in Wonderland: Would I have dared eat the cake?
Is croquet playing a useful skill to have?

My thoughts about Alice in Wonderland: Love, love, love this story.
I want to live in this fantasy.
Tarts? Anyone?

A Play to Read and Love: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by J.K. Rowling - Summary & Review

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A short summary about the play Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: A frantic New York search for magic creatures and creations.

Questions I pondered while reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Who wouldn't love a baker?
It's okay to want a suitcase like that right?
My Thoughts about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: I love the Rowling world.
I want my own bowtruckle.
Betrayal after cocoa is bad form.



A Book to Read and Love: The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book The Silmarillion:

The mythology of Middle Earth.

Questions I pondered while reading The Silmarillion:
Is there creation in music?
Does knowing the mythology strengthen the story?
My Thoughts about The Silmarillion:
Spelunking into Middle Earth.
A geek among geeks.
Can anyone get enough of this world?

A Book to Read and Love: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Winning the war with huge sacrifices.

Questions I pondered while reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:
Why is torture used when it is clearly ineffective?
Could you sacrifice yourself for the right reasons?
My thoughts about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: End of an era, and I feel pretty good about it.
Good friends are an amazing asset.
Thank you, J.K. for the story.





A Book to Love and Read: Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince: A Riddle's life and the end of a legend.

Questions I pondered while reading Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince: Is it possible to play both sides of the fence?
Is it cheating to use all of the tools available?
My thoughts about Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince: This book contained a plot twist that almost the derailed the entire Hogwarts Express.
I very nearly hated J.K. for it.


A Book to Read and Love: Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix by J.K. Rowling - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: A Hogwarts rebellion against the Ministry of Magic.

Questions I pondered while reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Is it okay to break the rules if the rules are dumb?
Is it possible to change an administration without a rebellion?
My thoughts about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: I don't know why I attempt to do other things when I start a Harry Potter series (re)read.





A Book to Love and Read: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Adolescence and an "amazing" (pun intended) finish that brings the past to life.

Questions I pondered while reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Why do we always assume the worst of people?
Is competition healthy? My thoughts about Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: A page-turner.
A tear-jerker.
A cause initiator.


A Book to Love and Read: Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: A prison break and canine adventures, packaged with soul-sucking consequences.

Questions I pondered while reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: How would I have handled that betrayal?
What would I do with a do-over?
My thoughts about Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: There are so many people I want to blow up.
I would even use a time turner to do it.
And I would take my Patronus with me.




A Book to Read and Love: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: An elfish s-s-s-secret at Hogwarts. 

Questions I pondered while reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Has racism ever been productive?
Does bragging always look so ridiculous? My thoughts about Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Good lessons about hatred.
Snakes are bad.
Lockhart is a twit.


A Book to Read and Love: Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: A cursed boy learned to play Quidditch and wizardry between bouts of bullying and dark magic.
Questions I pondered while reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Can friends replace a family?
Do hardships create morals?
My thoughts about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The book that launched 1,000 broomsticks.
A must read.
Yay! Magic!