The Little Paris Bookshop

“Reading—an endless journey; a long, indeed never-ending journey that made one more temperate as well as more loving and kind.” If this isn't a book after my own heart, I don't know what is.  Nina George's story has books, love, and accepting that which you cannot change.  It's quite beautiful. Jean Perdu owns a barge … Continue reading The Little Paris Bookshop


An African in Greenland

Non-fiction is not usually something I gravitate towards.  I have some deeply ingrained fear that everything will read like a textbook, although I know that's not true.  Tété-Michel Kpomassie's story is far from that.  It's exciting and informational (aka everything I wish a textbook was!). Michel is from Togo, in West Africa.  He begins his narrative … Continue reading An African in Greenland


As much as I love thick books, I also like skinny ones that you can finish in one sitting.  This book by Alice McDermott fit the bill.  It took me no time at all to finish.  The story begins with Marie, our narrator and main character, waiting on the stoop of her Brooklyn home for … Continue reading Someone