June mini-reviews

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

Good books I read in 2017

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

October 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

August Books

  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