The Monk of Mokha – A Review

I recently finished reading my beautiful hardback edition of The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers.  I first discovered Eggers when I purchased his book, A Hologram for the King, solely for it’s magnificent cover.  And I ended up quite enjoying that work of fiction which I would never have picked up otherwise. The Monk Read More …

Bookish Questions – A Bookish Job?

A book/writing related job that you would love to do? When I was little, I always thought it would be fun to be a librarian, but then I discovered that they don’t just get to sit in the library and read all day.  It was real work, and those librarians don’t get to read all Read More …

Through the Sad Wood – A Review

I recently got a chance to read a review copy of Through the Sad Wood Our Corpses will Hang by Ava Farmehri.  So what’s this book about anyway? A Synopsis – At the age of 20, Sheyda Porrouya’s life is almost over. She was born in Iran on the day staunchly orthodox mullas declared the Read More …

Book It!

Another month has gone by where I’ve only finished one book, but it was a good book. Soul Music Soul Music is the Terry Pratchett’s 16th novel about Discworld, and the 3rd to feature the anthropomorphic personification of death, who happens to be my favorite character on the Disc. In this particular novel, Death isn’t Read More …

Bookish Questions – How many books do you own?

How many books do you own? This is the type of question likely to get me in trouble, and my husband will be the first to tell you that he thinks I’m a hoarder.  And while I do have lots of “things,” I don’t consider it hoarding if it’s books. Resource Materials Not including magazines Read More …

Book It! – #ReadTheMargin

December is #ReadTheMargin month, so outside of a couple books I finished up, I’ve been making an effort to choose books written by and featuring minorities.    Artemis Fowl Artemis Fowl is the 1st book in the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer.  This middle-grade novel had been my bedside read for almost a month.  Read More …

Book It! – Thankful for Books

It was another slow month for reading, but I starting a little quilting project over the weekend, so I’ll be bringing that to you later this week.  In the meantime, let’s talk book.  I finished one traditional novel and two books of short stories this month. Second Foundation I finished Second Empire, the last book Read More …

Bookish Question – What book can you not live without?

What book can you not live without? When I’m stressed, or can’t sleep I read a lot of children’s and middle-grade literature.  Books featuring characters like Harry Potter or Nancy Drew.  They get me out of my head and help me to relax, which is something I think I might need a lot of soon.  Read More …