Stories (by Katherine Mansfield) | 20 Books of Summer

The 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge was created and is hosted by Cathy at 746 Books. You can find my full TBR here, and keep reading for my thoughts on Stories by Katherine Mansfield. Content Warning: Microaggressions, classism, 19th century sexism, misogyny  Stories Katherine Mansfield Short stories 348 pages SYNOPSIS: Although Katherine Mansfield was closely associated with … Continue reading Stories (by Katherine Mansfield) | 20 Books of Summer

Book Review: A House is a Body

A House is a Body Shruti Swamy A House is a Body was published on August 11th, 2020. I received an eARC from the publisher, but as always, all thoughts are my own.  Content Warning: infidelity, explicit sexual language, statutory rape, allusion to sexual assault of a child, miscarriage, domestic abuse Synopsis: In two-time O. … Continue reading Book Review: A House is a Body

What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky | 2020 Reading Challenge

"Girls with fire in their bellies will be forced to drink from a well of correction till the flames die out.  But my tongue stirred anyway. I stepped into view and threw something of my own."  This book is part of my 2020 Reading Challenge. The following are my thoughts, impressions, etc. surrounding the book … Continue reading What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky | 2020 Reading Challenge

From My Bookshelf: Ending, Ravens, Dark

In honor of October and the spooky portion of fall, the three books I’ve pulled From My Bookshelf this month have dark and troubling themes, and take their readers on different degrees of horrifying journeys. The two novels are I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid and Ravens Gathering by Graeme Cumming, plus Dark Tales, … Continue reading From My Bookshelf: Ending, Ravens, Dark

RC2017: The Tsar of Love and Techno

The stories in Anthony Marra's The Tsar of Love and Techno could sturdily stand on their own - but after reading them together you will wish for them never to be separated. I added this book to my 2017 Reading Challenge per a recommendation from book reviewer and blogger FictionFan, who highly recommends the audiobook (I … Continue reading RC2017: The Tsar of Love and Techno

From My Bookshelf: Best, Fantastic, Critical

Welcome to the second installment of this feature I introduced last month. At the moment, or previous to this writing, I filled my brain with information about tile games for a work assignment, and added more to my discussion of The Fireman which I want to do be done with but feel I'll never do justice. … Continue reading From My Bookshelf: Best, Fantastic, Critical