Thoughts on “The Prophecy of Sisters” by Michelle Zink

Last week, a coworker asked me if I wanted to read any of the galleys she’d recently been given to review before her upcoming meeting with the company’s sales rep. I pawed through them and took two. I started with Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink. It’s YA; a historical novel (late 1800s) with […]

Thoughts on “Made from Scratch” by Jenna Woginrich

If there’s anyone out there who’s ever considered learning some homesteading skills but didn’t know where to start, I have a book for you. Have you ever wondered about keeping bees? How about dreamed of eggs fresh from the chicken every morning? Maybe imagined making your own clothes? Jenna Woginrich did. Not sure where to start? […]

Thoughts on “Blonde Roots” by Bernardine Evaristo

Well, I just finished Blonde Roots, a novel by Bernardine Evaristo. I can’t say much about the plot without giving important twists away. The novel follows the life of a slave in an alternate retelling of history, where “whytes” are enslaved by “blaks” and history as we have been taught it is turned upside down. […]

Thoughts on “My Most Excellent Year” by Steve Kluger

Last night I finished My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, & Fenway Park by Steve Kluger. It was, indeed, a novel of all those things, and so much more. The Short Three teens share their ninth grade year through diary entries, emails, and instant messages. Read it if you enjoy realistic […]

Thoughts on “At A Crossroads” by Kate T. Williamson

Today I read my first graphic novel. Okay, actually, it was a graphic memoir. Graphic books have ever really appealed to me. First, they’re generally about things I’m not so interested in. Second, they’re not substantial enough for me to feel like I’ve accomplished something when I’m done. And finally, I feel like they’re cheating, […]