Oh, How This Heart Leaps for Hemingway

Hey there, Depending on how well you know me, you may have a general idea about my love and obsession for Ernest Hemingway. Here’s the strange thing, though; it extends beyond an appreciation for his texts. It gets into literary husband territory. What’s literary husband you ask? It’s like when someone “fangirls” about a celebrity…

Yearly Wrap-Up — Books Read in 2016

Hey there, The year is almost up – just a few more weeks to go – but I thought I would get working on my wrap-up. I don’t anticipate I will finish many more books before January first. Once work ends, we jump right into Christmas celebrations and then Boxing Day and there are a…

November Book Stack! An Overview of a Not-so-Productive Reading Month

Hey there, November was a little bit crazy! Between writing Progress Reports and planning for Parent/Teacher Interviews at work, and writing and organizing my application for a Masters program, my reading took the hardest hit from this busy month. I even managed to have two half-reads this month; I hate starting books and then having…

Book Review #8 – Pride & Prejudice Manga Edition

Hey there, I received an advanced copy of this novel. My review is in no way influenced by this. Pride & Prejudice in a manga format was immensely exciting to me! But to adapt Jane Austen’s awesome novel into an edition such as this was an ambitious one. I found the text and dialogue chosen…

Book Review #7 – Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Hey there, I finally finished reading Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. It wasn’t a difficult novel to read but it was quite dense, it had a lot of detail, and wasn’t a book you could read in broken one-chapter-at-a-time pieces because there was a lot to keep up with. I didn’t read the Grisha Trilogy prior…

Book Review #6 – A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Hey there, I just finished reading A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. I started it this morning and have been reading it during breaks and reading periods at work and I have finished it. I finished it at 2pm. I read this book from front to back in a few hours (it shouldn’t even have taken that long)….

Book Review #7 – The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron

Hey there, Let me start this post by saying that if you’re reading this because you’re considering reading The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron, stop what you’re doing and  go buy it immediately. Stop considering. Do it. Do it now.  What if all you knew about yourself and your life would be erased, every twelve years? What if every…

Book Review #5 – The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Hey there, If I could have dedicated more time to this book and read it a little faster than I did, I would have. Because, oh my God… let’s get to this review of The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. Our main character is Mare Barrow and she lives in a new world that is separated by blood….

Book Review #3 – The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Hey there, It’s time for another book review from the clearly picky and somewhat pretentious bibliophile, ME! This time the review is for The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. After having read ‘We Have Always Lived in This Castle’ by Jackson, loving it, loving how it was written and the way the reader experiences the…