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Full disclosure, I still haven’t read The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern’s first novel.

It took me a lot longer than expected to get into The Starless Sea, and I never did quite get wrapped up in the story. At first I wasn’t sure what it was, the style of writing, the cadence, but it is more complicated than that. I enjoyed all the little stories peppered throughout the myths and fables that come together was a real treat, and it was all those little tales that spoke to me.

22 January 2020

When you travel frequently and live in a small country town, there isn’t always a local book club that you can become a member of. This has always been an issue for me, but the internet offers some great solutions and alternatives to your traditional book clubs. Here are my top 5 recommendations, and two […]

14 January 2020

Holy Dante’s Inferno! Give me more Galaxy Stern! Leigh Bardugo weaved the perfect occult tapestry full of history, imaginary, and magic that I have only experienced in the best and rarest books… raw magic, that we mere mortals only dream of spring to life in Ninth House, and those monsters of the dark that are seen only by those gifted, or cursed. Or for those who continue to seek ways to see the “lost places, maybe even lost people who might come to life…” If only one can find the right magic words. The true challenge is telling who is evil, who the real monsters are.

8 January 2020

Happy December! How the year has flown by! It’s been quite a rollercoaster ride for me, personally, this year. It is hard to believe that it’s already Christmas time again. More importantly, it is that time of the year, the Bókatíðinda is out and Jólabókaflóð (yo-la-bok-a-flot) is well on its way! I am one of […]

21 December 2019

2020 is a new decade, a new fresh start, the perfect time to return to one of my most favorite pass times. It’s not really a New Year’s Resolution or goal, I don’t really believe in those. It is more a reentering of my interests into my life getting back to what I enjoy, what makes me uniquely me. One thing I have missed immensely is making time in my schedule for reading all sorts of books. I miss the stories, the history, the smell…

6 January 2019