Thoughts on “The Cupcake Queen” by Heather Hepler

Well, I ended up abandoning Thrity Umrigar’s memoir, First Darling of the Morning. I got to about 50 pages, which is where, if a book isn’t grabbing me, I’m allowed to put it down. Not only was I not grabbed, I was also vaguely annoyed. But hey, the coworker who lent it to me loved […]

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 “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. […]

Teaser Tuesdays: “The Sky Village” by Monk and Nigel Ashland

From Teaser Tuesdays TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to: Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that […]

Teaser Tuesdays: “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins

From Teaser Tuesdays TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to: Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that […]