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It is always a bit difficult to review a book of poetry and personal essays. The work is subjective and this one in particular has a singular voice. Not being American or black, I can not fully understand or empathize with all the experiences in this book. As a visible minority and as a human being with feelings, I can sympathize in more ways than one. The prose and words are powerful in this book.…

It has been six years since I first read the Millenium trilogy. I remember devouring the books and being disappointed when I finished them. While they had their flaws and melodramaic moments, I enjoyed the characters. I think Lisbeth Salander was a memorable modern literary heroine. When I heard this novel was going to be made, I had mixed feelings especially considering the estate battle that went on between Larson's family (his father and brother)…

I have read many of Sophie Kinsella's novels. Most of them are rather forgettable and not always worth the pick up. However, there is something nice and frothy about her style when she is good. This is the eighth novel in the Shopaholic series. I did not read the last one, but I have read most of the other books in this series. At least Becky (Bloomwood) Brandon has developed as a character over the…