Category Archives: General fiction

Antkind by Charlie Kaufman – a Book Review

I have done it! I have climbed the mountain that is Antkind and have lived to tell the tale. Truly, this novel can best be summed up using dialogue from the novel itself: When our main character is conversing with … Continue reading

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The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar – a Book Review

Instead of counting objects and days and hours, if people would simply rub their palms together just once, and comprehend that mysterious skin to skin contact fully, their understanding of the world would be better. Or if just once they … Continue reading

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How Lucky by Will Leitch- a Book Review

I stumbled upon this book in the overdrive app and thought the cover looked quite appealing and enigmatic. I’m glad I read it, because it was a nice engaging read, and it was very short so it served as an … Continue reading

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The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell – a Book Review

Daniel Woodrell is a local Ozarks author who originally hails from my city of Springfield, Missouri. He writes predominantly crime fiction in the subgenre of country noir that is set in the Missouri Ozarks. You might be most familiar with … Continue reading

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American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins – a Book Review

This book is the July reading selection for Read Between the Wines, my book club that has been going strong for more than a decade and which is, consequently, the only reason I still have friends as an adult. Love … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge Update – June 25, 2021 #52books52weeks

I figured it was about time to check in again with my reading challenge progress since June is coming to a close and half of 2021 is already behind us. OMG!! As you can see, I’ve once again shuffled some … Continue reading

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The Reincarnationist Papers by D. Eric Maikranz – A Book Review

The Reincarnationist Papers is quite the surprising and worthwhile read from Indiana-based author, D. Eric Maikranz. From his bio on goodreads, it seems Maikranz has lived more than a typical lifetime of experiences as well, and that’s probably what contributed … Continue reading

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Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson – a Book Review

Nothing to See Here is the most recent book from author, Kevin Wilson, a Tennessee-based author, which is apparent when reading this novel. Nothing to See Here takes place in Tennessee and pays homage to the State, its landscape such … Continue reading

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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi – a Book Review

“Weakness is treating someone as though they belong to you. Strength is knowing that everyone belongs to themselves.” – Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing Homegoing is a celebration of the complexity of legacy. One woman, two daughters, and the 14 separate stories … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – May 26, 2021 – #wwwwednesday #bookishmemes

Welcome to a new week of WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. In it, we answer three questions and leave a link in the comments sharing our own posts for other … Continue reading

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