I ended up liking this book a lot more than I expected to. I loved Rainbow Rowell’s other two books, but I was pretty sure this one wouldn’t be as good as Eleanor & Park. I expected something a little rougher around the edges,… Continue Reading “Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell”
As you all know, The Cuckoo’s Calling is actually written by J.K. Rowling, under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith. This book bears little resemblance to Harry Potter and The Casual Vacancy, so I have to respect Rowling for trying something new. I don’t read… Continue Reading “The Cuckoo’s Calling by J.K. Rowling”
It’s Day Four of the shutdown. Am I enjoying my time off work? Absolutely — pay or no pay, this week has been glorious. Although, it’s starting to get a little weird waking up in the morning and not having anything to do. But… Continue Reading “Should adults read books for teens?”
I don’t want to say very much about this book (which is hard for me) but I will say it wasn’t what I expected. Here’s what you already know: The Casual Vacancy is about the sudden death of Barry Fairbrother in a small English… Continue Reading “Review of The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling”
JK Rowling’s new book – did you hear enough about it today? Have you been waiting on the edge of your seat or do you think this book is way over-exposed? Is Rowling getting the special treatment — or are the critics being a… Continue Reading “The Casual Vacancy — can it live up to the hype?”
It’s hard to explain how a book that steals so much from existing children’s fantasy series can feel so original. And yet it does. The Magicians by Lev Grossman is unlike most of the fantasy you’re probably reading. It’s a book within a book,… Continue Reading “Review of The Magicians by Lev Grossman”
On Thursday I finished up Clash of Kings and thought, okay, enough with the fantasy for a while, I should turn to some books that are a little more (a) realistic and (b) literary. Then I went to the library and found a Terry… Continue Reading “I’m all about Harry Potter today…”
This week’s Literary Blog Hop, hosted by The Blue Bookcase, asks the question “what literary setting (time or place) would you most like to visit”? There are many places I’d love to visit, like Australia or South Africa or India, but those places aren’t… Continue Reading “If we could visit the places in our favorite books…”
Work has been overwhelming lately, and between work and travel I haven’t posted in over a week. Blogging must have really gotten under my skin because I missed it the whole time – but I’ve just felt too brain dead to post anything. But… Continue Reading “Top Ten Tuesday”
The Nook and the Kindle both reduced prices this week. The Kindle is down to $189. Of course this is a reaction to sales of the IPad – but I’m hoping it’s also an indication that a new Kindle is on its way this… Continue Reading “Books in the News: A Weekly Update”
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