The Forest of Vanishing Stars: #bookreview

The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel begins in Berlin in 1922. An old woman, Jerusza, takes a two-year-old girl from her home and raises her in the forest. The girl is called Yona from that time on. Yona means “dove” in Hebrew. The girl has a dove birthmark on her left hand. JeruszaContinue reading “The Forest of Vanishing Stars: #bookreview”

The Ardent Swarm: #bookreview

The Ardent Swarm by Yamen Manai and translated by Lara Vergnaud is set in Nawa, a village in Tunisia. There is political unrest at the time, which I think is at the time of the Arab Spring, approximately 2010. Sidi is a reclusive beekeeper. He doesn’t pay too much attention to anything besides trying toContinue reading “The Ardent Swarm: #bookreview”

The Hate U Give: #bookreview

“Your voices matter, your dreams matter, your lives matter. Be the roses that grow in the concrete.”― Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give How many of us would do the right thing even if it put ourselves and our family in danger? In The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Starr Carter is like many 16 year-oldContinue reading “The Hate U Give: #bookreview”

Second Hand Book Challenge

This post is a year in the making. It’s such a long time for such a simple post. Pandemics can get in the way of so many things. Last March, I was going to start doing posts about book hauls from thrift stores. Then some stores were shut down. I was hunting for flour andContinue reading “Second Hand Book Challenge”

Books on the #Alreadyread List: Part 15

1. Lord of the Flies. I liked this book, except that Piggy reminds me of myself. We’re so annoying. https://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=which-lord–flies-character-are-you_1 2. Lose the Cape: Never Will I Ever 3. Love at First Spray. 4. Love in the Time of Cholera. Excellent book. Would read 100 more times. 5. Love Reimagined: #bookreview 6. Venators: #bookreview 7.Continue reading “Books on the #Alreadyread List: Part 15”

10 BOOKS ON THE #ALREADYREAD SHELF. PART 4

Brave New World. Worth a 2nd read. Am I brave enough? Breath Eyes Memory. Worth all of the time for re-reading. Bridge to Terabithia. Excellent book. Have tissues handy. Bridget Jones Diary. Entertaining but not life altering. But Did You Die? Funny stuff. Canterbury Tales. Entertaining at the very least. The Cask of Amatillado. Don’tContinue reading “10 BOOKS ON THE #ALREADYREAD SHELF. PART 4”

Harrow Lake: #bookreview

The Kat Ellis book, Harrow Lake,is set in the town of Harrow Lake. Approximately 20 years ago, the town was the setting for Nightjar, a horror movie directed by Nolan Nox. He met and fell I love with the actress who played the main character, Little Bird. Her real name was Lorelei. Doesn’t everyone alwaysContinue reading “Harrow Lake: #bookreview”

Beneath the Broken Moon: #bookreview

Beneath the Broken Moon by Patrick Todoroff was set in a land similar to Middle Earth after the apocalypse. The main character is Addas, a half human half ork, who has been living in an ork settlement. I use the term living loosely. He is not treated well by anyone except maybe a goblin namedContinue reading “Beneath the Broken Moon: #bookreview”

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