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 …

6 Books to Put You in the Holiday Spirit

Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is less than a month away, so it’s time to think about getting into the holiday spirit.  And for me, one of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit is to read something festive.  So, today, I’m going to recommend 6 books to get you into the holiday Read More …

Bookish Questions – Out of Shelf Space?

What do you do when you run out of shelf space? If you’re a big fan of e-readers, you may never encounter this problem, but thanks to the recent creation of my own tiny human, I suddenly have a lot less space for books.  So, while I would like my collection of books to keep 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 …

Bookish Questions – What’s Your Favorite Halloween Read?

What’s your favorite Halloween read? Fall always seems like the perfect time to pick up a spooky book or two.  I keep meaning to get around to reading Slasher Girls & Monster Boys, which is a collection of spooky short stories that came out last year.  It feels like the perfect sort of read for 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 …