A Story of Love | Review of Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

My Thoughts I loved this book. I mean I really loved it. I have never read Jennifer Weiner before, but I so appreciate her decision to tackle a story from childhood until late life. I love that she gives us a seemingly accurate portrayal of the lives of Jo and Bethie, a picture that I…

Nothing as It Seems | A Review of Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok

My Thoughts Searching for Sylvie Lee is the heartbreaking family saga that explores the complexities of family and identity. Sylvie Lee is young, successful, and beautiful, but her life has become a false picture of who she truly is. Kwok’s story is ultimately about the devastating price that Sylvie pays for not being able to…

Things I Learned in May

I’m following the lead of Anne Bogel and Emily P. Freeman again this month with a reflection on the things I’ve learned. I can’t believe another month has already flown by! This month was a bit hectic for me as I wrapped up my teaching semester, and then transitioned into summer mode as my boys…

Reading Check-In | Mid-May 2019

I’ve actually had a really good reading month so far. I’m officially on Summer Break, and my window for reading has drastically improved. I’m in that sweet spot where I’m out of school for summer, and my kids are finishing up their school year. Before long, my days will be a little more full again,…

Hold on to Your Seat! | Review of Restorations by Charles Strickler

From the Publisher: “A fast-paced thriller that puts the pedal to the metal from page one, Restorations, the highly-anticipated series by Charles Strickler starts off with a bank robbery and a car chase, and the action doesn’t slow down there. The car in question is a 1928 Stutz Black Hawk Boattail Roadster and it’s almost…

What I Learned in April

I’ve always been inspired by Anne Bogel and Emily P. Freeman who make a list of the things they have learned at the end of each month. This month I started my own informal list, and since I have a shiny new blog, I thought I would post those things here. These things aren’t necessarily…

{17} Middlemarch

{17} Middlemarch by George Eliot”But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been is half owing to the number who lived faithfully…

The Circle

“We are not meant to know everything, Mae. Did you ever think that perhaps our minds are delicately calibrated between the known and the unknown? That our souls need the mysteries of night and the clarity of day? Young people are creating ever-present daylight, and I think it will burn us all alive. There will…