Book Review: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

I have had this author on my TBR for years now, probably ever since I saw the movie adaption of this book a decade ago. He's famous for many novels, but none looked quite so interesting as this one. The movie, starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, came out in 1993 and is an absolutely … Continue reading Book Review: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Book Review: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

I don't usually anticipate books coming out anymore, because usually I end up getting my hopes up for nothing. But this book looked particularly good, both by the synopsis and the cover, so I decided to read it. And several months after it came out (because I never do anything quickly), I finally read it. … Continue reading Book Review: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

Book Review: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

I read this book for my Back to Classics Challenge of 2019. It falls under the category of Classic from a place you've lived. This book takes place in a small town in Minnesota in the early 20th century. I read the first few chapters and I immediately knew I would hate it. However, it … Continue reading Book Review: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Indie Book Review: The Songbird and the Spy by J’nell Ciesiekski

If there is one era that is overrepresented in historical fiction, it has to be World War II. I get it, it’s an important period in the world's history, where more soldiers (and civilians) died than in any other war. But after you read a hundred or so books that are so similar, it becomes … Continue reading Indie Book Review: The Songbird and the Spy by J’nell Ciesiekski

Book Review: Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers

I am finally back from my hiatus of moving. While my stress isn't completely gone, it's definitely much less than when I last posted. I have been meaning to reading this book for some time. For reference, I read the first two books of this series, Strong Poison and Have His Carcass, all the way … Continue reading Book Review: Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers

Aesthetically Pleasing Book Tag

I know I've been doing a book tag a week for the last few weeks, but it's mostly because I've been so busy with moving I haven't had a chance to brainstorm blog ideas, or even think in general. Though, hopefully, this is going to be the last book tag for a while. I discovered … Continue reading Aesthetically Pleasing Book Tag

How Important is the First Sentence of a Novel?

Quite a while ago (at least a year), I wrote a blog post on why Show Don't Tell Is a Lie. It remains today one of my top ten most read posts. But recently, I've started to wonder how many do's and don't's I learned in college that I now actually disagree with. And one … Continue reading How Important is the First Sentence of a Novel?