Book Review: The Rook

The Rook by Daniel O'Malley 2012. 496 pages. Series:  The Checquy Files #1 Genre: Contemporary, Fantasy, Supernatural  Rating: 4 out of 5 stars   Summary:  "The body you are wearing used to be mine." So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex... Continue Reading →

Book Review: I May Have Been In My Feelings

I May Have Been In My Feelings: A Collection of Poetic Reflections from Conversations and Hear Say by Jasmine Harris 2017.  60 pages. Genre: Poetry My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Summary (from back cover): *Hear say- a term frequently used in the African American culture to denote the telling of another's business for... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur 2014. 204 pages. Genre: Poetry Final Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Summary: #1 New York Times bestseller Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a... Continue Reading →

To Be a Roach, To Be a Human

Because these stories are so short and closely related, I decided to do a double review for them, so that they might be properly compared and discussed without the headache of switching back and forth between two different posts. Franz Kafa's Metamorphosis is a familiar classic that tells the tale of an overworked young man... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Choice of the Cat

Choice of the Cat by E. E. Knight 2004. 344 pages. Series: The Vampire Earth, Book 2 Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Speculative, Dystopian My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars   Summary: The alien Reapers have ruled Earth for forty-five years. David Valentine is a member of the human resistance, who is now being... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Anxiety Girl

Anxiety Girl by Lacey London 2017. 224 pages. Series: Anxiety Girl, Book 1 Genre: Contemporary, Mental Health Awareness Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars   Summary:  One in four people will be affected by mental health issues at some point in their lives, but it couldn’t happen to you, could it? Sadie Valentine is... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Return to Pelican Inn

Return to Pelican Inn by Dana Mentink 2014. 368 pages. Series:  Love By Design, Book 1 Genre: Romance Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars  Summary:  Her design scheme didn't include him! Struggling interior designer Rosa Franco and her twin brother, Cy, are bent on transforming the timeworn Pelican Inn into the jewel of the... Continue Reading →

Book Series Review: Pet Vet

Pet Vet, 6 book series by Darrel & Sally Odgers 87-91 page range Genre: Children’s Books Age Range: 7 – up Grade level: 2-3 Books in Series:  Cranky Paws The Mare's Tale Motorbike Bob Python Problem The Kitten's Tale The Pup's Tale Summary:  It is Trump's job to help the sick animals and Trump's dog... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Its Name Was Enza

Its Name Was Enza by Robert Hinson 2001. 88 pages. Genre: Historical Fiction First Sentence: Young Sallee opened the lid of her Grandmother Sug's personal keepsake box as she helped her mother clean out the last remaining items from the room at the nursing home, where her grandmother had recently died at the age of... Continue Reading →

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