Reading Life Total Books Read: 17* *(please note some of these were middle-grade and one of them was a graphic novel. Still, pretty happy about making to-read stack progress this month.) Scottish time-travel novels I finished reading that I have a lot of opinions on: 1 (if you want to hear them, I'd be more than happy … Continue reading October Wrap-Up
It's funny how books end up accidentally being in conversation with one another, just because you happened to pick them at the right time. Those accidental connections and conversations between texts are some of my favorite things about reading, so I have a few suggestions for book pairings if you're stuck in a reading rut. … Continue reading Southern-Set Book Pairings to Try
The Review: I nearly bailed on this one-- but am glad I didn't. Like many readers, I was blown away by THE MARTIAN. With such a huge breakout book, a second book has high expectations. What this book isn't: like THE MARTIAN in theme or character What this book is: a rouge-ish caper for the … Continue reading Book Review: ARTEMIS by Andy Weir
Follow-up on last post with a few shelfies (book shelf selfies). How do you arrange your library? Color coordination makes me smile!
Stopped by a library book sale recently and picked up too many just enough new books. The money all goes to the library, right, so it's half good deed and half "I need to get rid of some old books build more bookshelves" fervor. (I'm officially done with strike through for this post, so don't fear.) Walking … Continue reading Library Book Sale Love
The Review Five boys went in, but only four came out. Ten years ago, Will Dillard's preacher father put him in a "homosexual rehabilitation" camp which ended tragically. Now, Will is distanced from his family, but firm in his identity. Life seems to be falling into place as a film student when suddenly a … Continue reading Book Review: How to Survive a Summer
The Review: What if there were a group of magicians responsible for getting people out of war zones and oppression to safety? This idea is central to Locke's premise, and delivers well in the two plot lines they put forth in this book (one during WWII and one in 1988 Berlin). When a balloon designed … Continue reading Book Review: The Girl with the Red Balloon
The first rule of book club is to talk about book club. (with apologies to Chuck Palahniuk)