When Leni's family relocates to a remote Alaskan town, she is forced to confront both her family's dysfunction and her dangerous, new landscape.
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 other… Continue reading Book Review: “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” by David Sedaris
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 reading… Continue reading Book Review: “The Quilter’s Homecoming” by Jennifer Chiaverini
Photo by João Silas on Unsplash 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… Continue reading Book Review: “Translator, Trader” by Douglas Hofstadter
Isn't the book jacket just awesome? The hardcover underneath has planets etched into the spine and front cover Last night, I opened my copy of The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, also Selected Short Stories, a collection of works by H.G. Wells. I bought this delightfully vintage, 1963 edition hardback copy from a… Continue reading Short Story Review: “The Red Room” by H.G. Wells
A few months ago, I purchased "On Trails: An Exploration" after reading the back cover in a bookstore during a trip to Greenville, South Carolina. Hiking, in addition to reading and writing, is another one of my hobbies, and so I decided to give this book a try. Plus, I have to admit, I think… Continue reading Book Review: “On Trails: An Exploration” by Robert Moor
Photo by Edan Cohen on Unsplash *The review below may contain spoilers* I, like many others I know, have found myself hooked on the recently released Netflix show "The Haunting of Hill House." As I am fascinated with all things paranormal, it was the down the rabbit hole I went after watching only one episode. I ended up… Continue reading Book Review: The Haunting of Hill House