Book reviews of new and old, local, national and international books. Anything goes.


A Resolution, A Vow, and Mini Reviews

I’m back. It’s been a while. And I’ve so missed my book-loving community. My hiatus was caused by a very positive, absolutely wonderful career turn. I build websites for businesses, mostly in the scientific community, but it’s always a struggle to find new clients. Until the beginning of this year. I was accepted into Upwork,…

Bird Box Book Review

Bird Box by Josh Malerman Book Review

Bird Box is a post-apocalyptic horror novel that’ll keep you up all night after you’ve finished the book – in terror. In this book there are things out there that you cannot see, that you MUST not see. If you venture outside without a blindfold, you will see “it” and “it” will see you, and…

A Court of Wings and Ruin Book Review

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas Book Review

A Court of Wings and Ruin is the third book is Sarah J. Maas’ massively popular A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Although more will be coming to this series soon, this third book puts a nice bow on the trilogy and give readers what they crave: no cliffhangers and satisfying resolutions. It nearly…

Manhattan Beach Book Review

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan Book Review

For the most part, Manhattan Beach focuses on New York City life during World War II: separated families, economic strain, and a new status for women as the hardworking breadwinner. But as the story stretches out from the central view of a struggling family, two other stories emerge that are so massive, their sheer gravity…

Almost Everybody Farts Book Review

Almost Everybody Farts by Marty Kelley Book Review

So, this book exists: Almost Everybody Farts by author and illustrator Marty Kelley. And it was a complete impulse buy randomly found on my favorite girl-time-shopping-spree website known as Zulily. I never buy anything but clothes here but when I saw a unicorn that appeared to be emitting a rainbow arc from its nether region,…

A Court of Mist and Fury Book Review

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas Book Review

A Court of Mist and Fury is the second book in the mega popular A Court of Thorns and Roses series and, amazingly, it doesn’t fall into the pit of middle-book syndrome.  The story continues with Feyre, a newly made immortal in the fae lands. An immortal body with a human heart. In the first…

Lily and Andrew Are Moving Book Review

Lily and Andrew Are Moving by Julie Etter Book Review

Written by a local Realtor® from Massachusetts, Lily and Andrew Are Moving is a book that seeks to quell anxieties felt by children who are being uprooted to a new home. Change can be difficult for some kids. They might feel massive unease about the premise of moving while the parents are completely unaware because children…

A Court of Thorns and Roses Book Review

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Book Review

Sarah J. Maas is a hugely popular young adult fantasy author who has been churning out thick novels in two long-running series. I read and fell in love with her first series (still unfinished) which most of you are probably familiar with – the Throne of Glass series. I soon discovered that her second series,…

The Perfect Pillow Book Review

The Perfect Pillow by Eric Pinder Book Review

It’s wonderful to read a story of adventure and thrills to your child at night, but sometimes it’s even better to read a book that makes you yearn for a soft, cushy bed and that moment sleeps draws you under. The Perfect Pillow is that book. Disney-Hyperion | February, 2018 | Illustrated by Chris Sheban…

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