Book Reviews For Autumn 2019

I would rather be launching into Christmassy posts, but first there’s a whole season’s worth of book reviews to dispatch. Yawn. Here are the best and worst (not to mention everything in between) of my reads from September through November. See You Again in Pyongyang: A Journey Into Kim Jong Un’s North Korea by TravisContinue reading “Book Reviews For Autumn 2019”

Book Reviews for Summer 2019

In case anyone was wondering, the answer is yes. I am still alive. And in case no one was wondering… well, I’m still alive anyway. Summer is hardly the time for staying cooped up indoors and composing new blog posts, is it? But summer is pretty much over now. I am now at leisure toContinue reading “Book Reviews for Summer 2019”

Book Reviews for April & May 2019

One of these days, I’m going to get back around to writing something other than book (or movie) review posts. For now, alas, this is the best I can do. Here are my reads for the past two months!   The Witness For The Prosecution and Other Stories by Agatha Christie A few of theseContinue reading “Book Reviews for April & May 2019”

Book Reviews for March 2019

“March came in that winter like the meekest and mildest of lambs, bringing days that were crisp and golden and tingling, each followed by a frosty pink twilight which gradually lost itself in an elfland of moonshine.” -L.M. Montgomery There’s a quote for March, now here’s a joke: Q. Why is everyone so tired onContinue reading “Book Reviews for March 2019”

Book Reviews for February 2019

“Groundhog found fog. New snows and blue toes. Fine and dandy for Valentine candy. Snow spittin’; if you’re not mitten-smitten, you’ll be frostbitten! By jing-y feels spring-y.” The Old Farmer’s Almanac It isn’t quite feeling spring-y, yet. But February is mercifully behind us, so perhaps there is hope. Here are my book reviews for theContinue reading “Book Reviews for February 2019”

Book Reviews for January 2019

Long, long ago when it was spring, I thought life was a lovely thing, And now with snow on dale and hill, I think so still. -Minnie Case Hopkins I don’t always see life as a lovely thing in the month of January, to be honest. But it’s still a great month to snuggle upContinue reading “Book Reviews for January 2019”

Book Reviews for December

If any day of the calendar year feel like one for reflection and anticipation, it’s December 31st. We look back at the triumphs and disappointments of the last 364 days, and think of how we can try and make the next a little better. I’m not one for making resolutions, in general. But I usuallyContinue reading “Book Reviews for December”

Book Reviews For November

You guys, I think these are literally the first words I’ve written since last month’s book reviews (apart from some sparse journaling, but that’s different). Isn’t it sad? I do have a lot of ideas for intriguing future posts, though, so stay tuned and we can hope I find the mental energy to actually writeContinue reading “Book Reviews For November”

Book Reviews for October

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” -L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables) By the books, it’s been an eclectic month. I’ve been from North Korea, to fairy land, to ancient Egypt, to dystopia. There’s no frigate like a book, as Emily Dickinson reminded us. Meanwhile, it’s actually gotten aroundContinue reading “Book Reviews for October”

Book Reviews For September

“The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down.” -Helen Hunt Jackson Another month is almost in the books. That means another list of books to summarize the month. Here are the highs and lows of September— along with everything in between. Fawkes by NadineContinue reading “Book Reviews For September”