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 | FEBRUARY 2017

This month I read some fantasy, some non-fiction, and some contemporary fiction both satirical and...weird.  Recommended books are italicized! Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb The second book in Hobb's Farseer trilogy started out slow but became quite engrossing about halfway through.  Initially, I complained about the dearth of female characters, but then Kettricken wound up… Continue reading What I Read | FEBRUARY 2017

Books, Recommendation, Weekly Series

What I Read | JANUARY 2017

In January, I left my beloved library behind in the States, which was very sad.  But I also returned to twelve new books that I bought at a Christmas bazaar before leaving Athens last year, so it all balanced out (not really, twelve books does not equal infinite library access). We Should All Be Feminists by… Continue reading What I Read | JANUARY 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, Recommendation

What I Read | September 2016

This month I filled by brain with murder mysteries, musical histories, travel anecdotes, high fantasy, and (auto)biographies of YouTubers and female saints.  Real on-brand, if my brand is “EVERYTHING,” which it is. Hamilton the Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter THE HAMILTOME.  My mom brought this to me, and it only confirms that LMM… Continue reading What I Read | September 2016

Books, Recommendation

What I Read | August 2016

From a Russian classic to a dragon-centric fantasy to inspirational non-fiction...my reading tastes were diverse this month! The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky I started this in July at the request of one of my new friends.  It's her favorite novel of all time, and while I can't claim that for myself, I was really impressed… Continue reading What I Read | August 2016