The tale of Rumpelstiltskin is one of my absolute favorites so when I learned that Naomi Novik had written a short story in a collection of retold fairy tales, I hurriedly picked it up and read it. The book was The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe. Then I discovered… Continue reading Review: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
I received Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty from Macmillan and Aladdin from W.W. Norton, both as Advanced Reader Copies in exchange for an honest review. I was super thrilled to receive both of these copies. I had never read a Liane Moriarty book and this was the perfect excuse to pick one up, and… Continue reading TWO Upcoming Titles!
I received an ARC of "Paris in the Present Tense" by Mark Helprin. Thank you to W.W. Norton. I really have a mixed review here. I have heard good things about Helprin's writing and I was not entirely disappointed on that front. On one side Helprin's writing is phenomenal. He has this incredible ability to… Continue reading Upcoming Books: “Paris in the Present Tense” by Mark Helprin
I received From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty as an Advance Reading Copy from W.W. Norton. To them I am very grateful. I never in a million years would have guessed that a book about death could fascinate and intrigue me the way this book did. Caitlin Doughty, the author, traveled around the world… Continue reading Upcoming Books: What to Read
The College, Career, and Coffee Book Club is a monthly book club that meets at the Iredell County Public Library in Statesville, North Carolina. I've talked about the concept of a themed book club here, and it was very well received. If you are local to the Statesville area, STOP BY! Or join the discussion here… Continue reading Themed Book Club: September Blue Books
Have you ever been a part of a book club? Typically, everyone in the group reads the same book and then get together to discuss it. I find this boring. I mean, if I was a part of a group where every member enjoyed the same types of books as me, then I guess it… Continue reading A Themed Book Club
This was another book I listened to as an audiobook and I have to give props to the narrator. She was so emotional and read with such a passionate voice that I could not help but be drawn in to the story even more than if I had read it. The premise for this story… Continue reading Book Review: Still Missing by Chevy Stevens