Book Chat #2: Musings About My Second-hand Book

Some years ago, I took a plane to my mother’s homeland. It was an amazing trip, but there is one day that I will never forget. We had gone to an artisan’s town by the sea. Quirky little cafés, lots of cats lounging about, friendly hipster-ish people. (Is that even a word?) 😉 Above all, there […]

Book Review || All the Wrong Questions: “Who Could That Be at This Hour?”

Author: Lemony Snicket Young twelve-year-old Lemony Snicket is in a tearoom, with his “parents”, when a particular woman with particularly wild hair drops a particular note into his lap. Climb out the window in the bathroom and meet me in the alley behind this shop. I will be waiting in the green roadster. You have […]

Book Review || The Selection

Author: Kiera Cass America Singer lives in Illéa, where the society is divided into eight castes— the royal family which rules the land are Ones. The homeless and poorest are Eights. America’s family are Fives, meaning that their roles in society are being artists and musicians. America is happy; she even (secretly) loves a boy. ❤ […]

Book Review || Umbrella Summer

Author: Lisa Graff Meet Annie Richards. She’s just a regular girl… although she’s much, much more cautious than other kids. Everyone tells her not to worry so much, that she is fine— but that’s what they told Jared, her brother, and Jared died. 😥 Annie has become obsessed with being safe: she wears a bike […]

To Kill a Mockingbird… the Sequel!

Hi everybody! Have you heard?… Harper Lee, author of the the extremely successful classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is “humbled and amazed” that her second novel is going to be published! (55 years after writing To Kill a Mockingbird, I might add.) The new book is actually the sequel, and features Scout Finch— who is the […]

This Valentine’s Day, Get Someone a Book

When we think of Valentine’s Day, we think of roses and chocolates and teddy bears holding hearts. Many of us would love to receive one of these. (Who wouldn’t?) 😉 But this Valentine’s Day, give your loved one something unique and timeless— and no, I’m not talking about diamonds. I’m talking about books. Yes, you […]

Book Review || Inside Out & Back Again

Author: Thanhha Lai Hà lives in Saigon— a city of celebrations, papayas, open-air markets full of exotic food, magic crepes filled with shrimp and bean sprouts and cucumbers, quiet prayers with burning jasmine incense and clear bell rings from a brass gong, sadness and joy. That is all she has known her entire life, along with […]