Happy New Year! January is such a melancholy month, isn't it? The festivities and gatherings have ended, everyone is back to work and school, and there are weeks of dark, cold days¹ ahead of us. So, to get my mind off my SO's departure I listened to Jessi ...read more
Off the Powell's New + Recommended shelf, I picked up Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple. And unfortunately, it won't be finding it's way to my 'New + Recommended' list any time soon. The book follows Eleanor through a particularly whirl-wind day, from her son Timby feigning illness ...read more
I'm Thinking of Ending Things is a debut novel by Iain Reid, and was a surprising delight to read. Like most books I checked it out only knowing that Powell's had it on their 'New + Recommended' list, and was pleased when I found myself in the middle of ...read more
Ahh, the much anticipated, celebrity-book-listed, book of the Fall season, The Girls by Emma Cline. I was very intrigued by this book since it had been hyped so much, and after reading it am somewhat mystified by the noise around it. Don't get me wrong, this isn't a ...read more
While doing chores and running errands this weekend, I had a chance to read The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. As a dog owner and lover I was simultaneously excited and wary of another book about a dog where the dog inevitably the dog dies at ...read more
I picked this book up off of Powell's "New + Recommended" list, and had little background on Jessica Valenti. I knew it was branded as 'Feminist', whatever that means, but didn't know much else going in. Unlike many books I finish, my feelings about it are complex.
The book ...read more
For whatever reason, this past month I had a hard time getting into any books. This is in part because so much of my attention was directed at my new job, in part because nothing I was really excited to read came in, in part because I was spending a ...read more