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What Am I Reading During Quarantine?

Mishi, one of my reading companions enjoying the sun in my favorite reading chair Hey y'all. Going to skip the excuses, but I am back. I have a lot more time on my hands since my preschool has closed and I now spend my mornings zooming groups of three year olds, which only takes a … Continue reading What Am I Reading During Quarantine?

I’m Back and (Hopefully) Better Than Ever!

Hi everyone, so sorry for the longer than predicted hiatus. I am back and intend to be consistent with posting reviews. I want to make sure that all my reviews and posts are completely genuine and in my voice, and this long break gave me the space to figure out how to do just that. … Continue reading I’m Back and (Hopefully) Better Than Ever!

Summertime Blues, Book Ruts and More- August/Almost September Update

Hello there. I have been actively reading both on and off of wordpress for the past two months or so, but have failed to post since July. Unfortunately I don't have any excuses, other than not feeling inspired and feeling the need to focus on other things off of the internet. However, I'm now feeling … Continue reading Summertime Blues, Book Ruts and More- August/Almost September Update

June Book Review #3: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, Atria Books, 2012, 337 pages This book shouldn’t have worked. The premise felt overdone and in previous iterations ended up feeling hollow. However, Backman’s pursuit of creating an outwardly cranky old man with a secret heart of gold is one that will stay with me for a long … Continue reading June Book Review #3: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

June Book Review #2: Florida by Lauren Groff

"Florida" by Lauren Groff, 288 pages, Riverhead Books Short story collections feel like runway collections: they need to be cohesive yet stay away from repetition, and they need to leave the reader (or runway watcher) feeling satisfied. Florida utilizes the natural landscape of Florida as well as a similar narrator in each story to create … Continue reading June Book Review #2: Florida by Lauren Groff

June Book Review #1: Marrow Island by Alexis Smith

June 2016, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 244 pages Alexis Smith's Marrow Island tracks the aftermath of a catastrophic earthquake in the Pacific Northwest and the impact of a personal loss on Lucie, Marrow Island's central character. The novel toggles between the present and two years previous, but both time periods take place after the disaster. Lucie, … Continue reading June Book Review #1: Marrow Island by Alexis Smith

My First Book Review: Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead

Simon & Schuster, 2018, 337 pages Laura & Emma started off slowly, and remained this way for the entirety of the novel. This deliberate choice of pacing allowed Greathead to delve into the complicated and ever-shifting relationship between Laura and her daughter Emma, Laura and her own mother, and most importantly Laura and herself. The … Continue reading My First Book Review: Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead