Book Review: “The Half-Known World” by Robert Boswell

Whoops. I know this was sudden, because I just posted the First Impression Friday topic on this book a few days ago, but to be honest, that was written a few weeks ago when I actually started the book. Now we stand here, with me scratching my head and attempting to figure out how I … Continue reading Book Review: “The Half-Known World” by Robert Boswell

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Book Review – “The Nest” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

If you'll remember from Friday, this is a book I was predicting a 3.5 - 4 star review. I've had a lot of time recently to listen to it, and I've finally finished it. First of all, my initial prediction thoughts seem to have been spot-on. This is a book about a dysfunctional family, and … Continue reading Book Review – “The Nest” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Book Review – “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster

I'm sure I've mentioned this one time and time again throughout the various Top 5 Tuesday posts or just my mental wanderings on this blog, but The Phantom Tollbooth holds a very special place in my heart. My fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Drumgoole, would read us part of a chapter after recess every day until we … Continue reading Book Review – “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster

Book Review – “The Golem and the Jinni” by Helene Wecker

Full disclaimer: I listened to this book on an audiobook through the Libby app, powered by my local library. It took me exactly 3 weeks of an hour-plus commute to finish it. And what a ride. The story begins with the Golem in chapter one, and then switches to the point of view of the … Continue reading Book Review – “The Golem and the Jinni” by Helene Wecker

Book Review: “The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic” by Leigh Bardugo

For Christmas, my mother got me the Six of Crows duology, and I recently started reading it. It's been on my TBR list forever, but finally having it in my hands has made me crack it open. I had wondered if all the reviewers had been exaggerating how good it was, but now I know they … Continue reading Book Review: “The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic” by Leigh Bardugo

Book Review: “The Dollmaker of Krakow” by R.M. Romero

This is a book I picked up on a whim from NetGalley. I assumed it would be a much more involved novel, like "The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah. I was wrong in some ways and right in others, but I know this is not a book that anyone should miss. This is a children's book, … Continue reading Book Review: “The Dollmaker of Krakow” by R.M. Romero

Book Review: “Airman” by Eoin Colfer

Eoin Colfer was a huge part of my childhood. Or, to be more accurate, my middle school years. I blazed through his Artemis Fowl series and The Wish List, and then in high school, I discovered Airman. I'm happy to say that this YA novel has held up over the years since I last read it. This is … Continue reading Book Review: “Airman” by Eoin Colfer