Book Review: The Children’s Story

When I was visiting a friend in Idaho, her sister and I were talking about books we have read as well as our interactions with children. She told me I had to read this unusual book called The Children's Story by James Clavell. It was short, but really good, and drove home a point that I often made … Continue reading Book Review: The Children’s Story


Book Review: The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat

As I mentioned a few times this year, my husband and I moved from South Carolina to Washington state in late January/early February. Why such a big move? Well, the Navy told us we had to. 😉 With such a big move means a new home, new community, and new people. I've made a friend … Continue reading Book Review: The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat

Book Review: Seeing Redd

Spoiler alert! Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor is the sequel to The Looking Glass Wars, and the second book in The Looking Glass Wars trilogy. As such, this review contains spoilers for The Looking Glass Wars. Please proceed with caution! And don't say I didn't warn you. 😉  After finishing The Looking Glass Wars, I immediately picked up its sequel: Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor. … Continue reading Book Review: Seeing Redd

Book Review: Thirteen Reasons Why

I first read Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher almost three years ago at the recommendation of a friend. I read it, loved it, and recommended it to others. Now, as I'm doing my bookshelf challenge this year and encountering some rereads, I have come back to Thirteen Reasons Why, three years older and with a little more … Continue reading Book Review: Thirteen Reasons Why

Book Review: Looking Glass Wars

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor (and the following two books) were recommended to me by a friend several years ago. I have a great love for magical tales, from the original tellings to the twisted retellings. Earlier this year, I read the Dorothy Must Die series, a retelling of the classic Wizard of Oz books. I am excited … Continue reading Book Review: Looking Glass Wars

Book Review: And the Wolf Shall Dwell

I won a signed copy of And the Wolf Shall Dwell by Joni Dee last year when Brittany's Pages did a giveaway. A spy novel, I have looked forward to giving this book a read! John Daniel is an ordinary man, living and working in London under a work visa. He likes his routines, his … Continue reading Book Review: And the Wolf Shall Dwell

Book Review: The Whisper

The Whisper by Emma Clayton is the sequel to The Roar. This review does contain spoilers for The Roar, so proceed with caution!! Although Mika and Ellie have finally been reunited, their work has just begun. The Secret is out (at least, among the children), they know the government has been training them for a … Continue reading Book Review: The Whisper

Book Review: The Roar

I discovered by Emma Clayton a few years ago through the recommendation of a friend. I read a good chunk of it back then, but for some reason never finished it. But finally read and finish it I did, as part of my ongoing bookshelf challenge. This is another post-apocalyptic, dystopian novel. This "read my … Continue reading Book Review: The Roar

Book Review: A Million Junes

I received A Million Junes by Emily Henry as part of a book exchange with Brittany's Pages. She loved it and wanted me to have a chance to read it as well. Thank you, Brittany, for the opportunity to read this incredible story! Jack "June" O'Donnell IV has only ever had to follow two rules: … Continue reading Book Review: A Million Junes

Book Review: Finding You

I purchased Finding You by Lydia Albano when it was released back in September, but this has been my first chance since then to read it. I have been so excited for this book, as it is the first book I have read that I can say I know the author. I met Lydia when … Continue reading Book Review: Finding You