Life & Travel: Spring Break 2019

Catching up on my reading and review writing after two weeks of spring break here. The holiday started off a little weak as we've all been sick. The Friday before was a scramble of Who can take Rose to the doctor's office? as Peter and I were both working that day, but we figured it… Continue reading Life & Travel: Spring Break 2019

Book Review: American War by Omar El Akkad

American War - Omar El Akkad (McClelland & Stewart, 2017) American War is a dystopian-style novel set in the near future of the United States. The very near future, as in 2074. For me, this was one of the most disconcerting and powerful aspects of the novel. In 2074 I'll be eighty-nine. It's not unreasonable… Continue reading Book Review: American War by Omar El Akkad

What I Read – March 2019

READ: Southern Lady Code - Helen Ellis (Doubleday, 2019) The Immortalists - Chloe Benjamin (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2018) Tin Man - Sarah Winman (Viking, 2017) The Waiting Hours - Shandi Mitchell (Viking, 2019) Lanny - Max Porter (Strange Light, 2019) A Room With a View - E.M. Forster (Penguin Books, 1978) American War - Omar… Continue reading What I Read – March 2019

Book Review: Lanny by Max Porter

Lanny - Max Porter (Strange Light, 2019) Where to start with a book like Lanny? Creepy. Mythical. Magical. Beautiful. Horrifying. Poetic. Tragic. True. All of these are words that come to mind as I think back to reading Max Porter's very weird, poetic novel. It's fantastical - one of the characters is a mythical, shape-shifting,… Continue reading Book Review: Lanny by Max Porter