To Sleep In A Sea Of Stars by Christopher Paolini: Book Review
There are so many ways I could start this review. Most are questions. Can you believe Paolini, the brilliant teen who wrote and marketed Eragon until agents picked it up, is now in his 40s? And writing adult sci-fi? Unrelated, but: is this year zooming by for you as well? It’s the mark of getting…
Brief Answers to the Big Questions: A Review
This week I read Stephen Hawking’s posthumously published Brief Answers to the Big Questions. I would have gone with his classic, but alas, the latter wasn’t in stock at my local library and I already have enough books to fill a fifth bookshelf once I get around to buying one.
The Mind of the Leader by Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter: A Review
Most passengers slept (my twin and I did took the red eye), but of course I had to read. Visions of grandeur and a bigger brain refused to let me rest. So today, weeks later, I humbly give you my review of The Mind of the Leader (find the Goodreads synopsis here).
Review: Brother Night by Victor Kelleher
Disclaimer: I generally don’t read middle-grade fiction. It doesn’t quite suit my taste; I yearn for more depth, which I often find wonting in fiction for younger crowds.
Review: The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty by Amanda Filipacchi
Genre: Contemporary, magic(al) realism, mysteryMy rating: 2/5Age: Adult / YA (I would say YA, but many on Goodreads say it’s adult. I disagree. But you can decide.) **Contains spoilers** I picked up this book based solely on the title. Felt like reading something light. I have mixed feelings. There are some magic realism bits, which…
For the Love of Reading
How do we inspire our children to read? We model what it looks like to be an avid reader. It’s a simple answer. If your child never sees you reading or writing, then the act of learning and sharing through the written word becomes synonymous to the drudgeries of the education system. (Sorry, a bit…