For most of my thinking life, I’ve wanted to read Clan of the Cave Bear. I’m not altogether certain why, I just knew I did.

But, of course, as life goes, one thing got before another, excuse after excuse as good as any, and I found myself in my mid 40’s without having had the pleasure.

So, when I started my uThM program, I immediately added the book to my reading list.

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So, now that I’ve finished this book and have checked a long over due item off my bucket list, let’s talk about it….

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Awhile back, I discovered a book by Henry David Thoreau called Where I Lived and What I Lived For. It was a small book, but it also ended up being quite a fascinating read. In fact, I think there are few books in this world that I’ve taken such a liking to so quickly.

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So, without further ado. Let’s get started….

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Deborah Harkness is new to the writing scene, with a break out first book, A Discovery of Witches, released in 2011. It is now the first book in the All Souls Trilogy, as well as an upcoming television series to air in the US in January 2019.

The teaser on the Amazon page is this book is a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight.

Let’s see, shall we?

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I have to admit, I’m new to Nora Roberts. I’ve never been exposed to her novels before, never really knew anything about her.

But, with a lot of down time on my hands lately, I stumbled onto this book and decided to give it a try.

What a good choice.

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Amid torrential downpours, flash floods, giant spiders, poisonous snakes hanging from the branches overhead, and a thick layer of nocturnal insects carpeting the jungle floor, a group of explorers set out into one of the last truly unexplored places left on this earth.

Armed with nothing more than legends and, of course, the latest technology has to offer, with limited supplies, and ill-equipped for the brutal and venomous jungle that has overtaken and hidden the region from human exploration for centuries, the group lands near the shores of a twisting and meandering river tributary.

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Something writhes unnaturally in St Louis.

It slowly, painfully unfurls it’s long, leprous wings – gasping – as it expels a hideous, vaporous breath.

Nate taps the tips of his fingers on the edge of the railing, as he lets out a disenchanted sigh. He realizes all too well what’s just happened, and what he now has to do.

He reaches for his weapon, steels his jaw.

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It’s been a while since I’ve gotten through a full novel, and I have to say, this one wasn’t that bad. I’ve wanted to read the Left Behind Series for several years now, but never could find the time. Now, with this 3 Month Intensive, I’ve sectioned off two hours a day just for fiction reading, and it’s actually worked out pretty well so far…

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