Looking back at Genesis

Having finished reading and blogging on Genesis, I'd like to share some notes.

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Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme put on by the Broke and Bookish. Today's list is on the Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn't Get To (But TOTALLY plan to)   I had read the first book of this series in a single sitting at Barnes and Noble one day about … Continue reading Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to)

TTT: Top Ten Books to read if your book club loves historical fiction/period stories

Historical fiction can be a little hit or miss for me, but there have been a few that I have enjoyed. Most of these are novels that were written recently but take place in the past,  two are set in the past were written contemporary to their setting, and the last two are a little … Continue reading TTT: Top Ten Books to read if your book club loves historical fiction/period stories

The Happenings – October 2016

What a month! I've been busy, to say the least, but I also got a chance to get A LOT of reading in. And listening.... I think this has been my biggest month and then I finally hit my "read a book over 500 pages" part of the Read Harder Challenge. It was the last … Continue reading The Happenings – October 2016

The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness by Kyung-Sook Shin, translated by Ha-Yun Jung

Review: It's not very often that a work of fiction gets to me as much as this one did. It was beautiful and haunting and familiar and foreign all at the same time. Homesick and alone, a teenage girl has just arrived in Seoul to work in a factory. Her family, still in the countryside, is … Continue reading The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness by Kyung-Sook Shin, translated by Ha-Yun Jung

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Review: Never have I ever related so much to a character. Okay, her background is TOTALLY different, but her general outlook is so exactly the same. Her choices are so similar and the reasoning for choosing them are so similar. It was crazy. The rest of the characters were great in their own way as … Continue reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Review:   One of the secondary characters shares an anecdote with another character that I think sums up what this book is really about. It's that if you put a frog in boiling water, it'll jump out, but if you put a frog in cool water and set it to boil, the frog will be … Continue reading All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Euphoria by Lily King

Review: Euphoria, set in the 1930's and loosely based on a portion of the life of Margaret Mead, was a haunting and beautiful listen.  I'm not usually one for historical fiction, so this was a special treat. What made it haunting was all the little ways that things weren't quite right with each of the main characters. They … Continue reading Euphoria by Lily King

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Review: I know, it's disgraceful that I could call myself a feminist and hadn't read this yet. Well, not entirely, but I totally get it. I finally picked it up as part of my Read Harder list, character with a mental illness.  As with most of my fiction, I actually listened to the book rather … Continue reading The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Heartburn by Nora Ehpron

Review: This is a lot of fun, especially if you've ever been through a bad breakup or a divorce. It's so true. All of it. Rachel Samstat, our protagonist, finds out that her husband is cheating on her and proceeds to do the things people do. She wonders why, she gets her hopes up, she … Continue reading Heartburn by Nora Ehpron