Britt-Marie Was Here Book Review

When an author achieves success, they sometimes repeat the same formula to capture lightning in a bottle twice. Personally, I don’t have a problem with this as long as the book is still compelling in other ways. This was the case when I read Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman – his third novel. ItContinue reading “Britt-Marie Was Here Book Review”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Forty

Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a great Halloween! I sure did with seeing all the kids trick-or-treating in my neighborhood! I still have plenty of candy leftover. I can’t believe that I’ve been doing this for 40 chapters! Before you know it, it’s going to be 50! I’ll have something planned for theContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Forty”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty-Nine

Hi Everybody! I hope everyone’s having a great October so far. I sure have! My job as an archivist will become permanent very soon. I’m also getting my cosplay ready for Youmacon! Even though I have a lot on my plate, I still managed to find time to read some new books. They are someContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty-Nine”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty-Eight

Hi Everybody, I hope all of you had a great Labor Day weekend and a wonderful September! I certainly did, especially with my birthday being last week! I made schnitzel and spaetzle as well as went to trivia! Anyway, it’s been awhile since the last chapter, and I’ve also spent last month reading plenty ofContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty-Eight”

The Fountainhead Book Review

Ever since I reviewed Rain is Not My Indian Name by Cynthia Leitich Smith, I’ve been lowering my expectations when going into a new book. This has helped me tremendously to see the many facets of the novel in question and to be as neutral as possible. Today’s subject was a challenge because it cameContinue reading “The Fountainhead Book Review”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty-Six

Hi Everyone, It’s been awhile since the last chapter, but I’ve been reading plenty of books. Recently, I finished No-Mod: Book 1 of the Mute-Cat Chronicles by Derek Porterfield and The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand from two chapters ago. With the latter, if you betted that I wouldn’t finish it, you lost. I’m currently readingContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty-Six”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty-Four

Hi Everyone! It’s been awhile since the last chapter, but I have a whole new slate of book to show you that I’ve been reading for about a month now! There’s no time to lose! Let’s begin! No-Mod: Book 1 of the Mute-Cat Chronicles by Derek Porterfield is about a human and the techno-religious cityContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty-Four”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty-One

Hi Everyone! I hope all of you had a great Easter. Despite being in quarantine (stupid Covid!), I sure did! I finished watching The Crown and did my annual viewing of Monty Python’s Life of Brian. On top of all that, I started a new book that I would love to show you all today.Continue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty-One”

For Whom the Bell Tolls Book Review

Let’s talk about the man, the myth, the bullfighter – Ernest Hemingway. He was known for his concise and masculine style of writing. He also received plenty of accolades for work. His best known titles are The Sun Also Rises (1926), A Farewell to Arms (1929), The Old Man and the Sea (1952), and theContinue reading “For Whom the Bell Tolls Book Review”

Carry the One Book Review

I understand that there are some books that are intended to be character studies. The emphasis is on the character and how they deal with things, and the plot is put on the back burner. If done right, they can be pretty engaging with characters so fascinating that readers will look past the thin plot.Continue reading “Carry the One Book Review”