Under The Surface: Two By Two Review

“If it comes, let it come. If it stays, let it stay. If it goes, let it go.”

Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks is about a man, Russell Green, who seems like he has everything he could ever want: a successful career, a gorgeous wife, and a lovely daughter. However, it seems like all of a sudden, everything changes and he is left with very little. How will he move forward in the face of this adversity? You have to read to find out!

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Time For Tea: We Can Be The Doctor

What’s In My Mug: Earl Grey by DavidsTea (with soy milk)

“Doctor has no gender in English.”

Everyone who knows me will at some point discover just how much I love Doctor Who. For me, it started in 2005 when it returned to our screens after a lengthy hiatus. I don’t quite remember exactly how everything happened, but chances are I walked into the room when my Dad was watching it and stayed. I know he watched it a bit while he was growing up, but I don’t believe it was all the time, only occasionally. Regardless, I started watching it in 2005 and haven’t stopped since.

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The Doctor

Every time the Doctor regenerates, people talk about who they want to replace them. I always see things about “oh it should be this person, or this person” as well as “it better not be so-and-so.” Right now we’re on the cusp of the announcement of who is playing the 13th incarnation of the Doctor. There have been many indicators about the next Doctor is going to be a woman, which to me has sparked a lot more buzz and accompanying controversy than I have seen before. I don’t understand it.

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To Go Without: The Wonder Review

“A fast didn’t go fast; it was the slowest thing there was. Fast meant a door shut fast, firmly. A fastness, a fortress. To fast was to hold fast to emptiness, to say no and no and no again.”

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue is about an 11-year-old child, Anna O’Donnell, who claims she can live without food. In fact, she claims her sustenance is manna from Heaven. Months pass and the child’s popularity grows within her small Irish village. Her popularity grows so much that a nurse from London is sent to watch her for a few weeks to verify Anna’s story. Or, rather, find out where she is getting food from, since the nurse in question does not believe Anna could possibly be surviving without any food and only a few teaspoons of water a day.

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Silver Blood: Red Queen Review

“What I need and what I want are two very different things.”

Not too long before I read Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, I started hearing about the third one in the series: King’s Cage. My Twitter feed was almost flooded with mentions about it, and so I decided to look into what it was about.

Red Queen is a dystopian fiction novel where the world is split into two “classes,” termed Reds and Silvers. The Silvers are the ruling class and the Reds are seen as inferior by the vast majority of Silvers. They can order Reds out to the front of a serious war. To top it all off, Silvers usually have some sort of power, like over fire or metal.

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