I'll admit, I bought this book 100% based on its cover. There's no description on the back, so I had no idea what it was about until I found the synopsis on Goodreads. I wasn't expecting anything, but it still probably wouldn't have been what I was expecting. Chris Adrian wrote a modern-day Noah's … Continue reading The Children’s Hospital
My sister and I participate in a book club with a few other friends. James Hannah's book was our first in a while, and a good choice to get us back on track. Ivo is the narrator of the story. He's in hospice, although he doesn't feel like he belongs there. As part of helping … Continue reading The A to Z of You and Me
I subscribe to two different book boxes: Powell's Indiespensible box, and Quarterly Co.'s Literary box. Brit Bennett's novel must have been much-anticipated, because both boxes sent it to me. That had never happened before. I have to say though, I was pleasantly surprised with the book. I generally don't read the synopsis before I start, … Continue reading The Mothers
I doubt I'm the only one who does it, but I love to wander the aisles of the bookstore and find something random. I admit that I do occasionally judge a book by its cover, or its size. This book by Walter Moers, the first in the Zamonia series, was one I found during a … Continue reading The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear
This post is not about a specific book, but an opportunity for a bunch of books! If you haven't heard of a Little Free Library, you're missing out! They are exactly what they sound like, and wonderful. How it works is you build or buy your own library, and set it up in your neighborhood. … Continue reading Little Free Libraries
Unknown to me, this Cornelia Read book is the third in the Madeline Dare series. It was another random bookstore find, but a good one. I did some investigating on Goodreads about the other books in the series, and discovered that Madeline Dare is a love-or-hate kind of character. A lot of reviewers found her … Continue reading Invisible Boy
I found this in a wholesale bookstore in Seaside, Oregon. Glen David Gold's story is about a magician, and if there's one thing that fascinates me, it's magic. The Prestige is by far one of my favorite movies. I watch David Blaine's Netflix specials and cringe at some of what he does but I love … Continue reading Carter Beats the Devil
This little 84-page gem by George Saunders came in the Powell's Indiespensible I got yesterday. It's even got pictures! It also took no time at all to read. And yay for my first post including dog! Frip is a three-family town who relies on their goats for survival. Unfortunately for them, gappers (multi-eyed orange creatures … Continue reading The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip
For anyone wondering what I've already read, here it is. Forgive the lack of dog in the picture, but I didn't want to have to dismantle my shelf and get him to sit still. The struggles. I've read 17 books so far this year. I'll give an easy run down of each, in the order … Continue reading Here’s where I’m at….
Here's us! Photo taken during Snowpacolypse '17. Hi fellow bookworms! I've had multiple people tell me that I should start a blog for all the reading I do, so here it is. I'll be posting about what I'm reading and my thoughts about it. It's called 'Roo Reads' for my dog, Loki (aka Roo), who … Continue reading Welcome!