My Nine Most Reread Books for #BookLoversDay

I'm a firm believer in rereading. Right now, in fact, I'm rereading the tail end of the Harry Potter series as a final sendoff for the summer. Here's a list of my most reread books: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak  My father still can recite this book to me, word by word. … Continue reading My Nine Most Reread Books for #BookLoversDay

July Wrap-Up

Reading and Writing Life Number of books read this month:  11 Number of books read this year: 90 Best of the Month: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, and When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Number of books bought this month: redacted for embarrassment reasons I have little self-control where my books are concerned I'm reading … Continue reading July Wrap-Up

Library Book Sale Love

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

June Wrap-Up

Reading Life Total Books Read: 16 ARCs: 5 Books by women: 10 Books read for the first time for "classics month" in one book club: The Cherry Orchard, Of Mice and Men Books read with multiple POVs for another book club for this month: Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi, When the Moon was Ours  by Anna-Marie Lemore, Idaho by Emily Ruskovich, Spoonbenders  by … Continue reading June Wrap-Up

Book Review: The Lying Game

The Review: Four friends from boarding school share a common secret, but how long can something stay hidden in a small town, especially if that something is a body? Fifteen years after their expected graduation date, Isa receives an urgent text from her friend Kate. When she and the others rush to Kate's side, they … Continue reading Book Review: The Lying Game

May Wrap-Up

Reading Life Books read in May: 15 Books for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: 3 ARCs read/reviewed this month: 4 Letters Left for ABC Reading Challenge:  3 (Q, X, Z). Still open to recommendations for books with titles that start with those letters! Post in the comments if you have some good ones. Books that made me … Continue reading May Wrap-Up

Book Review: The Girl with the Red Balloon

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 she puts 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

April Wrap-Up

Reading Life: Books finished: 11 Best of the Month: The Girl with All the Gifts, Lincoln in the Bardo, March trilogy Times sobbed during Lincoln in the Bardo : Six, which was not as many as watching A Man Called Ove with my husband ARCs: 4 (Make sure to check out The Hideaway and Stars over Clear Lake) Books bailed on: 2 … Continue reading April Wrap-Up

Review: The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen

The Review: Hope Nicholson's primer into the history of female characters in comics is excellent. Need more information than that? I'm more than happy to provide. Starting in the 1930s and progressing to today, Nicholson selects a few characters to focus on at each point in time.  Nicholson highlights better known heroines, like Wonder Woman … Continue reading Review: The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen