Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Reviews – February 2018

By | February 19, 2018

I haven’t touched my laptop in weeks because I’ve been wandering around India and my internet access has ranged from nonexistent to terrible to (now) good. This is my first day of “good” and my hands are itching to write, so let me tell you about the few books I’ve read recently. Fast Food Nation by Eric… Read More »

Book Reviews – December 2017

By | December 25, 2017

Oh hey, look, more book reviews. Cataloochee, A Novel by Wayne Caldwell Ambitious novel telling the story of a few generations living in the area in Tennessee that is now the Great Smokey Mountains. The prose was true to the “country” way of talking, but not pretty. There were a lot of characters, but the most… Read More »

Book Reviews – October 2017 Part II

By | October 23, 2017

Ever since finishing my book, I’ve felt adrift and wrong. This happens to me at the end of every big project — after graduating law school, after paying off my loans, after officially retiring — defeat takes over. I always expect to feel a sense of pride that never comes. It doesn’t help that there’s a… Read More »

Book Reviews – October 2017

By | October 16, 2017

Reading is everything. Wild by Cheryl Strayed After reading the magnificent book Tiny Beautiful Things, I’ve fallen in love with Cheryl Strayed. Wild is the book she wrote after the death of her mother and the end of her marriage. She walks the Pacific Coast Trail and tries to heal. Her voice is so achingly lovely and… Read More »

Book Reviews – September 2017

By | September 25, 2017

People have asked how I pick books to read. I have a large list entitled “books” in Google Keep and whenever someone recommends a book to me, I add it to that list. When I go to the library, I whip out my books list and see what that particular location has available immediately. I… Read More »

Book Reviews – August 2017

By | August 7, 2017

It’s book review time! I recommend the last two, but not the first two. Huh, I only read four books this month and two were in the span of two days. That’s not very impressive. What did I do with the rest of my time? The Portable Veblen, A Novel by Elizabeth McKenzie  Quirky girl who… Read More »

Book Reviews – July 2017

By | July 14, 2017

Lady luck and the universe conspired to test my coping skills recently and everything I wrote turned out really negative and complainy, not worthy of littering your inbox. Over the course of two weeks, each and every day brought something new to mope over. My laptop died and I sprained my toe, cutting me off from… Read More »

Book Reviews – June 2017

By | June 21, 2017

Oh man, I just realized I haven’t logged into Goodreads in months. I’m so bad at these social medias. I just spent some time entering in my reviews trying to catch up. It’s not very fun and I don’t know how to make myself care about stuff like this. I want to care because I… Read More »

Book Reviews March 2017

By | March 29, 2017

Hello my delicate little sunflowers! I read some more books and then I wrote down what I thought of said books. Book reviews, go! Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel by Robin Sloane It started out strong with the possibility of mystical elements, but veered back into mundane life about halfway through. I enjoyed the style,… Read More »