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”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Ten

Hello Everybody! I’ve finished the two books from the last chapter, so it’s fitting to read two more. They’re pretty eclectic. One of them is… The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp is a coming of age story of what it is to be a young Native man growing up in Canada. Larry Sole isContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Ten”

The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi Volume I: Homecoming Book Review

Full disclosure: I was given a free audiobook version of this book in exchange for an honest review. When reading, I usually form an opinion of the novel that I have in my hand during the first third. But sometimes, that changes after a certain moment, and it would change my beliefs for better orContinue reading “The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi Volume I: Homecoming Book Review”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Nine

Hi Everybody! I recently finished two of the books that I have been reading for a long time – Blowback by Brad Thor and What Was Your Name Downriver by Anthony Lowe! Spring is around the corner, so it’s time to start anew with two new books! One of them is this: Carry the OneContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Nine”

Wild Women of Michigan: A History of Spunk and Tenacity Book Review

Today is International Women’s Day. What a better way to celebrate it than reviewing a book that celebrates the women who defied expectations and changed the world. Coincidentally, I have one that just happens to fall into that category, and these women lived in Michigan at some point. It’s called Wild Women of Michigan: AContinue reading “Wild Women of Michigan: A History of Spunk and Tenacity Book Review”