Book Review: A Room With a View by E.M. Forster

A Room with a View - E.M. Forster (Penguin Books, 1978) There are old-fashioned books that make you feel cozy and safe and nostalgic and there are old-fashioned books that make you thankful to live in the time we do. A Room with a View has some of each. As lovely as it sounds to… Continue reading Book Review: A Room With a View by E.M. Forster

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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

Book Review: You Will Be Safe Here by Damian Barr

You Will Be Safe Here - Damian Barr (Anansi International, 2019) I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. It's publication date is May 7, 2019. All opinions are my own. Let's start with the positives. This novel is set in South Africa and the Boer War plays a major role in it. A… Continue reading Book Review: You Will Be Safe Here by Damian Barr

Book Review: The Waiting Hours by Shandi Mitchell

The Waiting Hours - Shandi Mitchell (Viking, 2019) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book. It is scheduled for publication on April 30, 2019. All opinions are my own. The Waiting Hours is the story (or maybe stories is more accurate) of those who work behind the scenes, those who work in the… Continue reading Book Review: The Waiting Hours by Shandi Mitchell