Books, Recommendation

What I Read | NOVEMBER 2017

Wow, is it hard to go from working at a library to living in a foreign country.  From overabundance to scarcity!  Since my time is ending in Greece, I've decided to actual tackle the shelf of To Be Read books that I kept passing over.  This is actually pretty satisfying, though the going is slower.… Continue reading What I Read | NOVEMBER 2017

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Books, Recommendation

What I Read | SUMMER 2017

Favorite Books of the Summer The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz Saenz is one of my all time favorite authors, so I was not surprised when I fell in love with his new book.  It's about growing and discovering who you are and coming to terms with your dark side by… Continue reading What I Read | SUMMER 2017

Books, Recommendation

What I Read | APRIL 2017

Notes from a Big Country by Bill Bryson Bryson, known mainly for his European travelogues, here documents his return to the USA through a series of newspaper essays.  Having tasted life in Europe, his musings about his home country are mostly exasperated.  Occasionally, usually at the prodding of his British wife, he remembers something lovely… Continue reading What I Read | APRIL 2017

Books, Recommendation, Weekly Series

What I Read | November 2016

Eight books this month, ranging from YA fantasy adventures to historical scandals in early Hollywood.  Oh, and I finally read The Little Prince, which was a LONG time coming. Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson Woodson's prose reads like poetry, which helps make her story more palatable.  I mean, it's GOOD, but it is a devastating… Continue reading What I Read | November 2016

Books

The Bull from the Sea by Mary Renault

Reading Greek mythology in Greece is such a cool experience.  The Bull from the Sea opens with Theseus returning to Attica from Crete without changing his sails from black to white, the result of which is his father, King Aigeus, leaping to his death from the cliff in Sounio.  I just went to Sounio!  It's… Continue reading The Bull from the Sea by Mary Renault

Books

The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel

I am totally in love with Oppel's writing style.  I will probably say that at the beginning of every review of his book, because I keep thinking something will break the spell, but every single book is amazing!  He is fantastic at creating worlds that sit just this side of reality...everything is recognizable until it… Continue reading The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel

Books

Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel

One of my favorite things about the first Victor Frankenstein book, This Dark Endeavor, was how its adventures and mysticism refused to be categorized as science, faith, or magic.  The events that transpired could have been the result of any of the three philosophies, and I really enjoyed wondering what was "true."  That all changed… Continue reading Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel