I kind of have a love-hate relationship with this book. On the one hand, Richard Mabey does a good job of arguing that it’s not always fruitful to interpret the ways of plants through human eyes. Rather, we need to let plants speak for themselves and meet them where they root so to speak. In
I have to say that I was a little bit nervous when I heard that TJ Klune was going dark. While he specializes in the humor and ridiculousness that is the human condition he still isn’t kind to the people whose stories he writes. Knowing the history of the other characters in his books I
I confess that I am a recent addition to the Klunatic family and I have spent the past few months devouring his works (6 books in the past 2 months). I started with Lightning Struck Heart which has permanently changed my vocabulary – and may have permanent ramifications to my marriage. I have also discovered the joy
Shout out to my new brother in law who gave me this book when I was visiting in Seattle last month! This is a YA fiction book that will make you feel young again. I loved how it was written- these fun little snippet chapters. Most were only a page or two which kept me
I am very excited to write that I read this book thanks to the Winter Reading Challenge! One of the participants, Nadia, read this novel and wrote a great review. It is always easy to say that you will read something after learning of it, but to actually do it– oh it feels so good!
I found this book at Half Price Books wandering around Seattle yesterday. I had never heard of this Roald Dahl book and for $1.99 it was a must read! It is a very short book and is partially illustrated but a fun, quick kind of twisted read. The story is about two people, a man
You may have heard of The Goldfinch which was quite popular two years ago, another book by Tartt. This is an earlier novel by her and it has a similar tone and I would say some overlapping themes as well. The story is about a young man who lives in the middle of nowhere California and
I was recommended this book by a few people– I think Nadia even told me to read it but I can’t remember 🙂 This is about 300 pages and as it says in the title, it is a memoir of the craft. This is important to keep in mind as you read this, since it
Even though I got a flu shot back in November, I still somehow came down with a nasty virus of some sort–muscles that ache as if I just ran back-to-back ultra marathons, and a head alternately pounding and spinning–so I spent most of the day recovering (the first time in years that I have actually
If you need help getting going, here is a great list sourced from LitHub contributors. Post in the comments any books you are looking forward to in March! I am excited to start re-reading Middlemarch by George Eliot.