Book: Varina Author: Charles Frazier Format: audiobook Access: library I listened to Varina as I drove from Alaska to Montana. It was interesting to contemplate the life of the wife and widow of Jefferson Davis as I watch Canadian prairie rolling past my car windows. The conceit of the book is that James Brooks- a man who … Continue reading New Review: Varina
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I rarely feel ambivalent about a book, but that's where I find myself after reading The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak. It is not that the novel about a cook at a Louisiana prison in the early 50s isn't interesting. It is … Continue reading New Review: The Last Suppers
I received a copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. I have a discount code for purchasing a hard copy of the book. Click here and use code: PVNV3C at checkout. Many thanks to author Linda Stevens for persisting in generosity to provide this code. I haven't wept over … Continue reading New Review: Kindly Welcome
It is unusual for me to read a book of this type (mainstream fiction, well-publicized, unusual structure) in close proximity to its initial release. This just isn't my genre. However, I kept hearing so much about Lincoln in the Bardo in my various podcasts that my curiosity was piqued and I had to look. I did … Continue reading New Review: Lincoln in the Bardo
I received a free copy of Out of Play by Joy Norstrom from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Liked: lots of humorous moments good secondary characters with their own realistic plot lines the female protagonist is not a fully reliable narrator, but the author fully discloses why- which makes the character continually compelling- even … Continue reading Bullet Review: Out of Play
Enjoyed: strong women friends to romantic attraction great and consistent world-building created "external sources" referenced in the book girl rescues prince consistent to intended audience (YA) Not for me: a LOT of plot to follow very fast-paced action, pace never slows locations are a little hard to follow at times Grade: B (enjoyed, … Continue reading Bullet Review: Burning Sky
This book has stayed with me for over a month now. I checked out from the library and then I kept it, long after I had finished reading, because I just wasn't done with it. Or more, it wasn't done with me.