Looking forward to reading and writing a review of this dark comedic memoir by Doug Piotter! January 3rd ~ Check back in just less than two weeks.
Date Completed: 12/20/2015 Rating: 7/10 Christie's book started off as something I'd never read before. If I Fall, If I Die is the story of a boy ,who has never been outside to his memory, and his mother, an eccentric agoraphobe. Through this story, Will goes outside for the first time in his memory, makes friends, … Continue reading If I Fall, If I Die ~ Michael Christie
The TBR pile grows ever larger. I'm not sure I will ever run out of books to read. Although, if I end up in Morocco for two and a half years, I may have to change from primarily print to primarily e-books.
Date Completed: NOT Rating: 1/10 When I first looked at this book, I thought it would be a feminist and constructive view on Islamic women in the Middle East. I was once again sorely disappointed. I ended up not even being able to get through the first chapter and quickly skimming the rest of the … Continue reading The Price of Honor ~ Jan Goodwin
Date Completed: 12/15/2015 Rating: 9/10 L.C. Mawson tackles the struggles of teenagers everywhere with this incredibly down to earth first part in a series of fantasy books. The prologue was incredibly well-written and refreshing; I reveled in the fact that there was only one male character in the whole prologue: Death! She also approached characters … Continue reading Hunt ~ L.C. Mawson
Date Completed: 12/13/15 Rating: 4/10 Although this book seems to be relatively prestigious, I'm not sure I experienced whatever it was that led to all the hype about this book. The museum of Jurassic Technology was interesting, but not thought provoking. The story around the book was hardly intriguing, but rather very dry. The objects … Continue reading Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonders ~ Lawrence Weshler
Date Completed: 12/11/2015 Rating: 9.5/10 This book drew me in from the very first sentence: "There's a certain sound the scalp makes when it's being ripped off of a skull - like a large piece of Velcro tearing away from its source" (subject to change before publication in February). I mean, don't you want to … Continue reading Into the Magic Shop ~ James R. Doty MD