February has long come and gone without a post to remark on it. This is what happens when your day job gets busy and you take a vacation at the end of the month.
The Best We Could Do is an ambitious, engaging, and emotional memoir...
Billed as a mystery and a suspenseful thriller, Universal Harvester is instead about the intertwining lives of the people who are involved in the creation and discovery of altered VHS rental tapes.
This is not a collection for closure. There is no comfort here.
Few forms of writing are as variable in perceived quality as a poetry collection. What strikes one person as a profoundly striking sentiment will hit the next as a worn thin cliche. Sadly, for me, this collection is the later. Normally when reviewing a poetry collection, I would excerpt a few lines or a shorter … Continue reading Review: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Retellings of Shakespeare plays are all the rage these days, so it's not surprising to see a fantasy author tackle the magic rich world of The Tempest. Carey's take widens the play from a tale of Prospero's grand revenge scheme into a story of two children growing up supported by each other while in the power … Continue reading Review: Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey
January was quite the tumultuous month! Despite having so many distractions (the start of the apocalypse for one), I managed to get more reading in than I ever thought I would.
Blending Russian fairy tales and modern concepts, The Bear and The Nightingale transports the reader to the dark forests and hearths of medieval Rus' where spirits both great and small still linger. Though slow to start, this atmospheric book lays bare the weaknesses of people everywhere - that fear can consume us and our worst demons rule us.