Highly Illogical Behavior, John Corey Whaley

*Spoiler alert* Even as I write this review, I am wiping tears from my eyes.  I received a copy of Highly Illogical Behavior from the First to read program.  It was beautiful…mesmerizing, really.  I could not put it down! Solomon Reed is an agoraphobic teenager that has spent three years since “The incident” building a … More Highly Illogical Behavior, John Corey Whaley

Kindle First

I just learned of a program that Amazon is doing entitled Kindle First.  They pick roughly five books that will come out the next month and offer you your choice of one book for the highly discounted price of $1.99.  You can choose more than one book, but they will be more expensive and will … More Kindle First

The Diary of Ma Yan, Te Struggles and Hopes of a Chinese Schoolgirl. Ma Yan, edited by Pierre Haski

I honestly can’t say what made me pick up The Diary or Ma Yan, but I am so glad I did.    It really illuminates the differences in culture; what we take for granted here in America is what they dream of.   An education, in her small village in China (Zhangjuashu), can very much be the … More The Diary of Ma Yan, Te Struggles and Hopes of a Chinese Schoolgirl. Ma Yan, edited by Pierre Haski

Ireland, Frank Delany

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, my lovelies!  In honor of the holiday, I wanted to take a moment to review one of my favorite books of all time:  Ireland, by Frank Delany.  It’s winter of 1951 and nine year old Ronan O’Mara meets his first Storyteller.  Way back these men would go from village to village, … More Ireland, Frank Delany