Book Reviews: The Chalk Man, The Fellowship of The Ring, The Night Circus, Ways to Hide in Winter

Reading Challenge update time: Absolutely the most gratifying group of books I've read this year. All attending to different moods, not the least of which was tackling a book hovering on my to-be-read list for over 20 years. Fantasy--Fiction, classics--adventure stories--legendary--Middle earth--might Elrond's council end soon? I need another cup of tea--skip the prologue The... Continue Reading →

Teaser Tuesday: Circe

I'm relishing a captivating read that has generated a bit of book buzz in the last few months. Published in April, Circe is the story of the infamous sorceress with whom Odysseus matches wits in The Odyssey. A re-imagining of her life as an outcast goddess and the circumstances that led her to an island exile. It... Continue Reading →

Summer TBR list

Summer reading programs officially kick-off at libraries across the country today, including mine. I'm eager to see the little ones' excited faces as they turn in their reading logs for prizes and enjoy reading our adult participants' book reviews. The program adds a bit more paperwork to the job, but it's all worth it. In the... Continue Reading →

Book Reviews: Scythe, The Dry, The Power

Greetings fellow readers, time for another Bookish Jay and the Reading Mermaid mini-update. I have been in reading binge mode lately and felt the need to review a few so as not to unload them all upon you at once. Young adult--dystopian --apocalyptic vision --challenging --Science fiction, death --Skynet just became self-aware Scythe by Neal... Continue Reading →

Teaser Tuesday: Scythe

Happy first day of Spring! A season of new beginnings, transformation, hope and rebirth; most importantly to me--warmer weather and greater sunlight. Today's teaser book promises much darker themes, it's all moral deliberation, philosophical paradoxes and wrangling over the value of human life vs. the greater good; not a breezy read, but so intensely compelling.... Continue Reading →

Bookish Jay and Reading Mermaid challenge update #1

Time for the first update of 2018 in the Bookish Jay and the Reading Mermaid Challenge. Autobiographies--Celebrity--Young Adult--Mental Health--Dodie --Entertainers,YouTubers --me,too old for this Secrets for the Mad: Obsessions, Confessions, and Life Lessons by dodie ★★☆☆☆ I am not the intended audience for this book and that's okay. Twenty years ago, I would have eaten... Continue Reading →

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