Book Reviews, Family

Book Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

I was going to make myself read the rest of my TBR pile for June before letting myself pick up this one.  A sort of saving the best for last, having my cake, eating it, whatever.  But when I picked up my copy, I saw how little it was, and I ran my fingers over… Continue reading Book Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Book Reviews, Foster Parenting

Book Review: The Book Thief

  I've been thinking, since I finished this book, how I would rate it.  How I would be able to explain my thoughts.  I don't even have the words.  This is one of those books that affected my whole heart, my soul, everything.  I couldn't put it down.  It made me so sad, it was… Continue reading Book Review: The Book Thief


Monthly Reads: May 2013

I started this month's reading by asking for votes on which of my backlog of books I should read.  The two winners (it was about 50/50) were We Have Always Lived in the Castle and A Great and Terrible Beauty. Anyhow, I decided to go ahead and read them both.  I also finished up a few books I'd started… Continue reading Monthly Reads: May 2013


Monthly To Be Read: June

Turns out that May's To Be Read pile took me through *nearly* everything that I'd set as a goal, and consequently, I made it through some books that had been lingering on my shelves. Then there was this whole sense of stolen-time and wickedness as I chucked Rebel Angels by Libba Bray yet again to… Continue reading Monthly To Be Read: June


What would you do if you were invisible?

I've never really understood why someone would answer that question with listing a visit to the locker room or stealing stuff or what not.  But here I am reading The Invisible Man and can't help but thinking about it.  The thing is--we are who we are regardless of whether people are around. In a lot of ways,… Continue reading What would you do if you were invisible?

Book Reviews

Hero vs. Hero: Captain Blood vs. Archie Goodwin

Back again for our new round of hero vs hero.  Literary crush vs. literary crush.  Captain Blood has, so far, taken the win for the first two rounds. Captain Blood: once a slave then a pirate then a ... what it a governor?  Something like that, but ultimately, Captain Blood is the lover of his… Continue reading Hero vs. Hero: Captain Blood vs. Archie Goodwin