Thursday, May 7, 2020

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Extract | Turtles All the Way Down by John Green - Penguin Books ...
I’m not a super big fan of John Green in general but his books are always interesting. Turtles All The Way Down is about a girl named Aza who has really bad anxiety and she’s always worrying that she is going to get sick. She meets up with her childhood friend, Davis Pickett, and helps him get through a hard time. This book was super interesting to me because she has such deep, strange thoughts and the book follows all her spirals.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

I was very excited about Louise Erdrich's new book,  The Night Watchman, and was not disappointed! The nuances of descriptive detail draw me in like few other authors that I know.  I never feel as though I know or can assume what is going to happen in her stories.  That ability to create intrigue in the daily life of her characters is, for me, what makes the story come to life.

This story did leave me wanting more at the end.  And I don't mean  a happy ending with all the bits tied up in nice little bow, it's that I felt the story ended too abruptly.  But then, that is, I suppose, an indication of how fondly I had grown of the characters.  I hope there will be more stories with these characters.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Candymakers by Wendy Mass


The Candymakers - By Wendy Mass (Paperback) : Target
I recently reread this book and liked it just as much the second time as I did the first. The Candymakers by Wendy Mass is a book about friendship and adventure. It starts out with a boy named Logan. Logan’s father is the candymaker at the Life Is Sweet candy factory. Logan has lived there since he was born. During the period of time in which this book takes place, Logan Sweet, Miles O’Leary, Daisy Carpenter and Phillip Ransford all join the Confectionary Association's annual new candy contest. In the beginning, they are all against each other. All of them are trying to win the contest for a very specific reason. However, in the end of the book they all come together to do the right thing. This is a pretty easy reading level but it is a good story. If you read and like(d) the first book, read the second book! The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase!

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro




This book has sat on my bookshelf for a few years. March, remember March? What a March! Well, that was a good month for me to finally check this book off my to-read list.

An intriguing story and, while I liked the understated nature of the writing, I constantly felt like I really wanted more details.  At first, I thought those details would come later in the story, but they never really did.  You understood that these were "different" children, and then you understand why it is that they are different, but the 10,000 questions and conflicts that I wanted to know more about were never addressed.   For me, this story was begging for so much more description than it ever got.  I would not reread.  I might recommend, but not to everyone. For a bit more summary, here's what the MORE catalog has to say...
MORE Catalogue summary:
Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it. Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it's only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Happy New Year!


People of the Book


I loved this book. I believe I gave it 5 stars on the Goodreads website, which is a rare occurrence for me.  It is just the right blend of fiction and history, with excellent detail on specific areas of life that I know little about-- book conservation (which I found fascinating) and Jewish history (also fascinating, but in a different way). I enjoy deeply developed characters and this book provided several, both in the protaganist and in the Haggadah itself .
Read more reviews about it at Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1379961.People_of_the_Book?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=9oXahGPKAS&rank=1