84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hannf First line: Gentlemen: Your ad in the Saturday Review of Literature says that you specialize in out-of-print books. Last line: Nevertheless, we will try to write when we can if you would like this, and look forward to hearing from you. Yours truly, Shelia Keywords: letters, used English bookstore, writer in New… Continue reading June mini-reviews
If you've read my past mini-reviews on all the good books I read each month, these books will look suspiciously familiar. That's because I copied and pasted the best of the best from those posts, dumped them in here, and released this into the world. Well, there was also a little editing involved because even… Continue reading Good books I read in 2017
About the following mini-reviews: If you're like me and only need a (very, very, very) general idea of a book and a positive recommendation to be convinced into reading it, the keywords will be the star of the show. If you're not like me and need a broader summary and an actual review, I do that… Continue reading November mini-reviews
A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab Keywords: four different Londons (AKA worlds), adventuring, Lila: an aspiring pirate who is stubborn, brave, and bold, Kell: a magician who is kind and loyal and owns an awesome coat Last sentence: That one’ll do. Thoughts: As you probably have too, I’ve heard so many good… Continue reading October mini-reviews
My Berlin Kitchen by Luisa Weiss Keywords: memoir, cooking, finding where you belong, love Last sentence: I went home again. Thoughts: For me, food memoirs like My Berlin Kitchen are slow books. They're not books I can rip through. I have to read them a few chapters at a time. This book was a really sweet… Continue reading August Books
One Shot at Forever by Chris Ballard Keywords: tiny farmtown in Illinois,1971, hippie coach, baseball, underdogs, non-fiction Last sentence: Then, without a word, he will turn and walk out into the cool Macon night. Thoughts: This book made me laugh out loud multiple times. There are a few one liners in it that are TOO FUNNY. Even… Continue reading July Books
It's hard for me to read all the way through a long book review. But thankfully, mini-reviews (and miniature things in general) exist. These are shorter thoughts on books I've read this month and one from May. Only good reads have been included. SHORT by Holly Goldberg Sloan Key words: honest, munchkins and winged monkeys,… Continue reading June 2017 books.