What Am I Reading – Chapter Fourteen

Hi Everybody! We’re halfway done with this year! Can you believe it? I finally finished all four volumes of A Polar Bear in Love recently. I’m also currently reading Legends of the Fall by Jim Harrison and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars: Making a Legend by Simon Van Booy and Harvey Briggs. And today, I have two newContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Fourteen”

Inside the O’Briens Book Review

Anybody who knows the name Lisa Genova will be familiar with the book Still Alice, which deals with a woman experiencing an early onset of Alzheimer’s. The novel was so successful that it was turned into an award-winning movie. Since then, Genova has written other titles in what one reviewer called the “neurotypical fiction” genre.Continue reading “Inside the O’Briens Book Review”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirteen

Hi Everybody! Since the last time I posted what I was reading, I finished Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko, Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante, and another volume of A Polar Bear in Love by Koromo. Before I get started with the latest book that I’m reading right now, I want to addressContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirteen”

Around the World in 80 Days With Michael Palin Book Review

One of the first things that I’m going to do once this pandemic is over is travel. I’m not talking about going on a day trip, but traveling out of state to somewhere that I’ve never been before. I’ve been fantasizing about this for a while, and I blame this on two things. One isContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Days With Michael Palin Book Review”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Twelve

Hi Everybody!! I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day! I sure did! When I wasn’t spending time with my mom, I was finishing the following two books in my reading bin: Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova and Around the World in 80 Days with Michael Palin by Michael Palin. Like before, after IContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Twelve”

Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her World Book Review

Warning: This review will briefly discuss sexual assault. As a librarian, one of my tasks is to do collection development. What does this mean? It involves adding items to and removing ones from the collections that I’m in charge of as well as keeping them up to date. So, at least once a week, IContinue reading “Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her World Book Review”

Hearts Unbroken Book Review

As a librarian, I come across books that have never been checked out all the time. Recently, I decided to check out a YA book called Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith. At that time, it hadn’t been checked out at all, and had been out on the shelves for nearly two years. There isContinue reading “Hearts Unbroken Book Review”

Rain is Not Indian Name Book Review

When researching for book reviews, I go to sources like Goodreads and see what other readers have said about the book in question. Sometimes, they’ll praise novels that I didn’t find all that interesting. It’s not that it was bad; it’s just that I didn’t really connect with it as much as I would’ve hoped.Continue reading “Rain is Not Indian Name Book Review”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Eleven

Hi Everybody! I’ve been going through books like a pack of Oreos! I finished Carry the One by Carol Anshaw and The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp recently. Now, I’ve started two new novels that I would love to share with all of you. Let’s get started! Translated from Russian, Vita Nostra by MarinaContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Eleven”

Lilac Girls Book Review

I’ve been reading historical fiction for a long time, and I’ve noticed that the genre adores stories about World War II. I can understand that. Authors can tackle one or multiple aspects of the war like women’s efforts, the Western Front, the Pacific Front, etc, and they can show them from any perspective. It’s aContinue reading “Lilac Girls Book Review”