What I Read – July 2022

Read: The Eighth Life - Nino Haratischvili (Scribe, 2019) (translated from the German by Charlotte Collins & Ruth Martin) Sorrow and Bliss - Meg Mason (Harper Perennial, 2022) Uh...that's, uh, that's it. Did Not Finish: Shimmer - Alex Pugsley I had an e-ARC of this short story collection and I'm generally able to forgive a… Continue reading What I Read – July 2022

Book Review: Beach Read by Emily Henry

Beach Read - Emily Henry (Berkley Jove, 2020) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Beach Read is a bit of a departure for me as I don't read a lot of romance. However, I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC of the novel set to be… Continue reading Book Review: Beach Read by Emily Henry

Book Review: One Night at the Lake by Bethany Chase

One Night at the Lake - Bethany Chase (Ballantine Books, 2019) I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book. It has a release date of June 18, 2019. All opinions are my own. This book is total fluff but it was easy-to-read fluff and didn't take very much time to finish. One Night at… Continue reading Book Review: One Night at the Lake by Bethany Chase

In Conclusion – My Summer 2014 Reading List

Way back at the beginning of the summer, I posted my To Read list for the coming months. So how did I do? Well, here's the list: 1. Maps & Legends by Michael Chabon Status: Unread 2. Crazy Love by Francis Chan Status: Unread 3. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler Status: Read! Read my… Continue reading In Conclusion – My Summer 2014 Reading List

Summer Reading List 2014

Happy first day of summer! As you may recall, I am anti the so-called "beach read". Life's too short to read poorly written books. That said, last summer I attempted to tackle (again) Ulysses by James Joyce and failed (again). Partly because that honking great book was not the right choice to backpack through Europe… Continue reading Summer Reading List 2014

Why I Hate “Beach Reads”

A day off and a sunny afternoon. Sitting on my deck, plus 20 degree weather, a yummy berry smoothie. It occurred to me that Gabriel Garcia Marquez' News of a Kidnapping was kind of a dark read on such a beautiful day. Not that anyone should be surprised that a true story of kidnappings in… Continue reading Why I Hate “Beach Reads”