Book Review: The Deep by Alma Katsu

I am drawn to any retelling of the sinking of the Titanic. When I saw this book coming out, which takes a more supernatural twist on the real-life tragedy, I felt I had to read it. And, while my feelings were mixed, I did find it to be a creepy and interesting novel. Release: March … Continue reading Book Review: The Deep by Alma Katsu

Book Review: And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander

This book is the first of the Lady Emily series, a series I have seen on the shelves of bookstores and libraries alike for years and, despite it being part of one of my favorite genres (historical cozy mysteries), I have never read it before. Until now. When I put it on my TBR, there … Continue reading Book Review: And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander

How Technology Changed Reading

With many of us having spent at least the last two months quarantined at home, many readers have turned to technology to satiate their reading addiction more than ever before. Even those who were not big readers before may have found themselves reading more and more. So I thought now would be a perfect time … Continue reading How Technology Changed Reading

Book Review: The Call of the Wild by Jack London

I've read a couple short stories by Jack London and I've really enjoyed his writing, especially when it comes to serious stories about man v. nature and our separation from the harsh realities of nature. This book, is perhaps his most famous, or at least I know I've seen it around a lot. It's also … Continue reading Book Review: The Call of the Wild by Jack London

My Favorite Book of the Year: 1929-1920

Ah, the 1920's. This is the 10th post in this series, where I share my favorite book published in a certain year. Here are all the others I've done... My Favorite Book of The Year: 2019-2010My Favorite Book of The Year: 2009-2000My Favorite Book of The Year: 1999-1990My Favorite Book of The Year: 1989-1980 My … Continue reading My Favorite Book of the Year: 1929-1920

Book Review: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty

I've watched Caitlin's Youtube channel Ask a Motician for a few years (though I haven't kept up with the latest videos), and I've owned this book for almost as long. I actually had the opportunity to meet Caitlin a couple years ago when she did a speaking event at an art museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota. … Continue reading Book Review: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty

April 2020 Reading Wrap-up

This month was a little choppy for me concerning reading. I started strong, reading the majority of the ten books I read this month in the first two weeks of April. In fact, in the last two weeks I've read only three books. I'm not necessarily in a reading slump as much as now that … Continue reading April 2020 Reading Wrap-up

Book Review: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

This book was a random find at the Goodwill months ago and I was drawn to it simply for the fact that it was originally written in Chinese and is set during Mao's rule in China during the 1970's. While I did find it an interesting and quick book to read, I probably won't be … Continue reading Book Review: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie