First Impression Friday: “The Eye of the Elephant” by Delia & Mark Owens

Welcome back to First Impression Friday, where I ramble on about the book I'm currently reading but have long since finished in the time it took me to schedule this post! This week's book is a sequel to Cry of the Kalahari, which I posted about at some point in the past. From GoodReads: After being … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Eye of the Elephant” by Delia & Mark Owens

First Impression Friday: “Cry of the Kalahari” by Mark & Delia Owens

Welcome back to First Impression Friday! This week, we're going with something non-fiction, Cry of the Kalahari. All the credit for this one belongs to my boyfriend, Steven. He described it as "these crazy scientists go out to the Kalahari desert by themselves and end up living with the lions and other animals." He explained that … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Cry of the Kalahari” by Mark & Delia Owens

First Impression Friday: “Irena’s Children” by Tilar J. Mazzeo

One of these days I'll get back on a regular posting schedule, I swear. Until that day comes, though, you're going to have some weeks where I post nothing and then some weeks where I post everything. I'm trying to get things under control. Ever had those times where the more you try to hold … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Irena’s Children” by Tilar J. Mazzeo

First Impression Friday: “When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age” by Justin Kaplan

Full disclosure: I get a lot of my books nowadays from the library where my mom works. She'll bring a stack of donated books home and we'll go through them together, picking out one or two where or there to buy and then she'll take the rest of the stack home. This weekend, the book … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age” by Justin Kaplan

Book Review: “The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women” by Kate Moore

I am going to start off this review with a warning: if you are the slightest bit squeamish, this is not the book for you (and, quite possibly, not the book review for you). This nonfiction account of the dial-painters of the 1920s and 1930s goes into explicit detail about the physical ailments the factory … Continue reading Book Review: “The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women” by Kate Moore

Book Review: “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson

I've don't really review non-fiction books on this blog because I prefer reading in the fantasy and science fiction genres. I find it very hard to review books that are fact-based, because you're not really judging the content but rather the way the author presents the content. I am happy to say Bryson presents the … Continue reading Book Review: “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson

Book Review: “The Astronaut Wives Club” by Lily Koppel

This is one of the books that I bought from Thriftbooks a few weeks ago. I'd noticed it on the shelves when I worked at BAM (I wrote it down on my list of books to buy, eventually), but I never actually got around to buying it. So I threw it in my cart on … Continue reading Book Review: “The Astronaut Wives Club” by Lily Koppel