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June Book Review

July 22, 2017 // monthly book review // No Comments

The Bone People by Keri Hulme; 3.25 (out of 5) stars I know that the first time I read this, I really didn’t understand it. So probably that 1 star wasn’t fair since it was (at least partly, if not […]

March Book Review

April 7, 2017 // monthly book review // No Comments

The Mercy Room (alternatively titled Love Without Resistance) by Gilles Rozier; 2 stars (out of 5) So there’s some nice language here and for me it’s an interesting story of questionable morality. I like what it does on that level. But […]

September Book Review

October 5, 2016 // monthly book review // No Comments

Misery by Stephen King; 4.5 stars (out of 5) This might need to be 5 stars. This was my first ever Stephen King, way back at the beginning of 7th grade in 1988 or so. Reading it now I can […]

August Book Review

September 2, 2016 // monthly book review // No Comments

Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley; 3.25 stars (out of 5) I think this is my first noir. I really liked what Mosley did with the characters and making race so front and center. I liked the writing and […]

July Book Review

August 3, 2016 // monthly book review // No Comments

At the Bottom of the River by Jamaica Kincaid; .75 stars (out of 5) It’s been a while since I’ve stayed true to myself and posted a more critical review. So, sorry Jamaica Kincaid, but here we go. This gets […]

June Book Review

July 8, 2016 // monthly book review // No Comments

The Poet and the Donkey by May Sarton; 3.5 (out of 5) stars I think this is the first May Sarton I’ve ever read. And it’s quite lovely. A little whimsy of a book, with a sweet story, with a bit of […]

May Book Review

June 15, 2016 // monthly book review // No Comments

Disgrace, by JM Coetzee, read this month. 1.5 (out of 5) stars. I so often don’t have a great relationship with Pulitzer winners. I guess I’ll have to read this again to see if I feel the same way about it, […]

April Book Review

Self-Made Man: One Woman’s Journey into Manhood and Back Again by Norah Vincent; 3.5 stars (out of 5) This is an interesting character study on gender, but also on the author. I wasn’t quite as excited with the ending of […]

March Book Review

April 7, 2016 // monthly book review // No Comments

This was a weird reading month for me. I read more than 10 books this month, including an 1100 pager (which I almost reviewed here), but mostly didn’t like what I was reading. I’ve picked the best of the bunch […]

February Book Review

March 10, 2016 // monthly book review // No Comments

Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston; 2.5 stars (out of 5) This is a remarkable, even unbelievable story. Even knowing it’s his true account of what happened, it’s almost impossible to read this as nonfiction because […]