Gary Swaby

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Gary A. Swaby was born and raised in Luton England. He was born with the blood disorder Sickle Cell Anemia and this made growing up very difficult for Gary. He grew to be a quiet and introverted individual due to how challenging it was to make friends who understood his condition. Gary picked up a number of different interests to keep him occupied through his lonely and painful upbringing. He always enjoyed reading and writing, and often dreamed of being an author in school. Teachers would tell him it wasn’t possible for him to be an author, but he hoped one day he could prove them wrong.

After being introduced to artists such as The Fugees, Notorious B.I.G and Jay-Z by his brother in the mid 90’s; Gary quickly fell in love with Hip Hop musi
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It’s the first day of the year; and for all book enthusiasts, that typically means its time to set your new Goodreads goal for the year. It’s an exciting prospect, and most readers naturally want to top the goal they achieved last year. For me however, I am deciding to set my goal 10 books lower than in 2017.

Why am I lowering my Goodreads goal?

I consider myself a slow reader. Although, if I’m t... Read more of this blog post »
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I love Hip Hop

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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2015
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The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
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An excellent read that really fleshes out Lisbeth Salander and her origins.

While I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, there were countless scenes that added nothing but fluff to the story. Some of these scenes include a character deciding what to eat fo
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The Kind Worth Killing by Peter  Swanson
The Kind Worth Killing
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This was an enjoyable psychological thriller. It kept me guessing what was going to happen next and it delivered some shocking plot twists along the way.

The only nitpick I can give is that some of the incidents that happen are a little too convenient
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This was an enjoyable psychological thriller. It kept me guessing what was going to happen next and it delivered some shocking plot twists along the way.

The only nitpick I can give is that some of the incidents that happen are a little too convenient
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More of Gary's books…
Dr. Seuss
“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
Dr. Seuss

J.K. Rowling
“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Arthur Conan Doyle
“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes

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