Book Review: “The Crowns of Croswald” by D.E. Night

Do you love the Harry Potter stories? Are you intrigued by stories involving magic, fantasy, mystical creatures, and royal kingdoms? If so, you’ll likely love “The Crowns of Croswald”, an imaginative story about a 15-year-old girl named Ivy.

Book Review: “A Lack of Temperance” by Anna Loan-Wilsey

While Hattie is shocked to learn her new employer is a leader in the temperance movement, she’s even more surprised to find the woman has been murdered. Hattie transforms from secretary to detective in “A Lack of Temperance.”

Book Review: “The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany” by Lori Nelson Spielman

A centuries-old family curse follows Emilia Fontana on her travels to Italy. Accompanied by her eccentric Aunt Poppy and disheartened cousin Lucy, Emilia experiences adventures she never thought possible.

Book Review: “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” by David Sedaris

A few weeks ago, I was in one of my reading moods and stopped by our local bookstore to browse the current selection. I picked up a couple of books, including Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris (and just for $1.50!). I am a Sedaris fan and have read some of his otherContinue reading “Book Review: “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” by David Sedaris”

Book Review: “The Quilter’s Homecoming” by Jennifer Chiaverini

Some days, I gravitate to books that are quick, cozy reads for a particularly low-key weekend. This past week, I was in just that kind of mood and picked up a copy of The Quilter’s Homecoming in a local used bookstore. We recently had a bout of cold, rainy weather, and the idea of readingContinue reading “Book Review: “The Quilter’s Homecoming” by Jennifer Chiaverini”

Book Review: “Translator, Trader” by Douglas Hofstadter

I’ve just finished reading Translator, Trader: An Essay on the Pleasantly Pervasive Paradoxes of Translation by Douglas Hofstadter and am still trying to digest the big translation questions that the author raises in it. As you might discern from the title, this essay – which reaches 100 pages – is a playful description of a translator’s quest toContinue reading “Book Review: “Translator, Trader” by Douglas Hofstadter”