Title: Where the Crawdads SingAuthor: Delia OwensMy rating: 2 / 5TL;DR: Expect long-winded meditations on nature, loneliness, and sexual awakening. The lengthy descriptions distracted me from the action of the book (there isn’t much action as it is). I didn't enjoy it. Full disclosure: I usually like the bestsellers. I'm a sucker for a conversation piece. I … Continue reading Am I the only one who didn’t like Where The Crawdads Sing? | Book Review
Titles: The Queen of the Tearling, The Invasion of the Tearling, The Fate of the Tearling Author: Erika Johansen My rating: 4 / 5 Genre: Fantasy Is it worth reading? Definitely. If you love fantasy, action, politics, and magic sapphires, this is the series for you. It's central plot conflict stretches across three books, making the resolution exciting and (mostly) … Continue reading The Queen of the Tearling Series | Book Review
If you don't know yet, I am crazy about audiobooks. And now that I'm in graduate school, it's harder than ever to make time to read physical books (besides textbooks). I've found that audiobooks are a great way to achieve my reading goals while making monotonous tasks like chores, the morning commute, and cooking more … Continue reading Great audiobook narrators, part 2
7/30/19: It's been over a year since I originally posted this blog, and it's by far my most popular post ever. I figured it was time to do a little refresh and add in some of my newest Christie reads! Below is the original post, plus five new titles. I. Love. Agatha. I am not … Continue reading [EXPANDED] 19 Agatha Christie books, ranked
I wrote this letter as an assignment for a writing group I participate in. I thought I'd share it here since it speaks to my love of reading. Dear J.R.R. Tolkien, I remember the first time I read The Fellowship of the Ring. The delight of Frodo and Bilbo’s birthday party. The first encounter with … Continue reading Dear J.R.R. Tolkien (or, a love letter to reading)
Musings on the beginning of a new year and reflections on 2017. Plus, my favorite books of 2017!
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"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them." — Lemony Snicket Picking a good audiobook isn't just about picking the right book. It's about picking a voice you can listen to for the next 12 hours. I've written about it before, but a narrator can make or break an audiobook. Struggling to … Continue reading Great audiobook narrators, Part 1
Title: The Pillars of the Earth Author: Ken Follett My rating: 4 / 5 Genre: Historical Fiction TL;DR: For more conservative readers, there will definitely be some sections to skip over (sex, rape, violence etc.). However, despite these flaws, Follett's world is so captivating and the drama of the cathedral's construction is so captivating, that if you love being sucked … Continue reading Old book, new review: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
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