Rating: 5/5 stars I’ve been asked in the past why I consider Sharon Kay Penman the standard when it comes to historical fiction. I’m gonna try to put it into words. If you try to verify an incident in one of her books, no matter how unbelievable, you will find it happened. To me, sheContinue reading “Review: Falls the Shadow”
Rating: 2/5 stars Soooo… this was a different read for me. I was attempting to ‘expand my horizons’ if you will. I don’t regret reading it, this book just wasn’t for me. This was written in what I would describe as almost streams of consciousness, describing a woman’s perspective of her marriage and family life.Continue reading “Review: Department of Speculation”
Rating: 3/5 stars The cartoon cover hides some heavy subject matter. I really do wonder at the thinking behind that cover choice… However, this was a good read and knowing it is based on the author’s personal experiences growing up…wow. This is a story about Mia and her family after they come to the UnitedContinue reading “Review: Front Desk by Kelly Yang”
Rating: 5/5 Stars This will probably be one of the best books of the year for me. This book has been sitting on my shelf for over year now and I regret not picking it up sooner. This is a historical fiction story set during WWII. Its about 10-year-old Ada who was born with aContinue reading “Review: The War that Saved My Life”
Rating: 3/5 stars This was an entertaining read about a young boy who moves in to a new apartment and joins a “spy club” – basically another boy in the building who is spying on their neightbor Mr. X. The two are trying to ascertain if Mr. X is shady or not. This book hadContinue reading “Review: Liar and Spy”
Rating: 5/5 Stars What a beautiful book! I will definitely be gifting this book to friends. The illustrations were beautiful and the story was heartwarming and left you feeling positive – like you just received a needed hug. Highly recommend.
So yep, I conducted an impomptu reading challenge! I wanted to see if I could read three books in three days. I decided on Tuesday- Thursday as those are my lighter days during the week. All in all, I was happy with the challenge! The three books I picked were: My reviews for these booksContinue reading “3 Books in 3 Days Challenge!”
Happy Friday everyone! I had a good reading month in January and am riding the momentum through this month. So let me dive right into it! Here are the books I read this week: Sleeping Giants By Sylvain NeuvelRating: 4/5 stars Book Blurb: A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her homeContinue reading “Friday RNR 2/5/21”
Time for another Reads N Review! I finished and reviewed two books earlier this week and I just finished: Rating: 4/5 stars Book Blurb: Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba’s high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country’s growing political unrest—until she embarks onContinue reading “Friday RNR 1/29/21”
Good news: I have read three books since this past Friday. Had a slow weekend. Bad news: Two of the three books were duds. Rating 2/5 stars Author: Kristin Cashore What I Liked: The world building was kinda interesting. What I Didn’t Like: This book. Wow. It’s anti – marriage and anti- commitment. No I’mContinue reading “Reading Update 1/26/21”
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