Three Books of the Week

In case it hasn’t sunk in yet, I’ve been an absolute menace lately when it comes to getting my reading in. It’s probably the weather, or sudden abundance of friends – but as I pointed out last week – I have not been *ahem* up to my normal reading standards. I have been trying to…

Book Review: Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Title: Sleeping Giants Author: Sylvain Neuvel Genre: Science Fiction, Fiction, Thriller, Dystopia Publisher: Del Ray Published: April 26, 2016 Page Amount: 320 pages Blurb From Goodreads:17 years ago: A girl in South Dakota falls through the earth, then wakes up dozens of feet below ground on the palm of what seems to be a giant metal hand….

Book Review: The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

Title: The Library at Mount Char Author: Scott Hawkins Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Magical Realism, Adult Fiction, Paranormal, Thriller, Supernatural, Dystopia, Horror Publisher: Crown Published: June 16, 3025 Page Amount: 388 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Carolyn’s not so different from the other human beings around her. She’s sure of it. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how…

Book Review: Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen

  Title: Playing with Fire Author: Tess Gerritsen Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Thriller, Historical Fiction, Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Music Publisher: Ballantine Books Published: October 27, 2015 Page Amount: 250 pages Blurb From Goodreads:A beautiful violinist is haunted by a very old piece of music she finds in a strange antique shop in Rome. The first time Julia Ansdell picks up…

Books and books… (Oh and a headstand)

Life in Cologne is many things, but one thing I didn’t expect was for it to be difficult. Of course language school is no breeze in the park, but adapting to new cities and cultures is usually a particular strong point of mine. Keyword there: usually. Take away all that mumbo-jumbo about adaption and cultural…

Book Review: Stir by Jessica Fechtor

Title: Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals that Brought Me Home Author: Jessica Fechtor Genre: Memoir, Autobiography, Food, Foodie, Cooking Publisher: Avery Published: June 23, 2015 Page Amount: 288 pages Blurb From Goodreads: At 28, Jessica Fechtor was happily immersed in graduate school and her young marriage, and thinking about starting a family. Then one day, she…

Interview with Robin Ratchford

For an avid book-lover, the opportunity to have a conversation with the author of your new favorite book is something akin to a dream. I was lucky enough to have that chance. Robin Ratchford’s book From Souk to Souk may not be on this blog quite yet, but I’ve already uploaded my 5-star review on…