My Life With Bob

The best books, especially memoirs, I think, tell you about yourself in a way you never could articulate before. At least that’s why I’ve always read books. I read in order to figure out a way to express myself a little better. I’m a hoarder in this way. I’m constantly mining books for new phrases,… Continue reading My Life With Bob

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The Shoeman Curse by Chris A. MacKinnon

When Chris reached out asking if I would read and review his debut novel, The Shoeman Curse, I agreed to take a look at the PDF, not quite sure what to expect. But within a few pages, I was hooked! You can read the rest of my thoughts below or hop over to Chris' website to check out The… Continue reading The Shoeman Curse by Chris A. MacKinnon

A Book Without Dragons by Olivia Berrier

Confession time: I was not expecting to like A Book Without Dragons. Sci-fi isn't usually my genre. But as the title implies, this isn't your ordinary fantasy! Here's an excerpt of my review over at OnlineBookClub: [I]t’s the year 2054. Thanks to a satellite system known as Unitime, cars run on Refined Solar Energy instead of… Continue reading A Book Without Dragons by Olivia Berrier

The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr

Reading a memoir is a bit like stalking someone on Facebook. You might feel a little guilty but that probably won't stop you from hungrily searching through the private parts of their life. I'm fascinated by this genre—and even hope to write a memoir someday myself—so I found The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr… Continue reading The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr

Mister Big by Harvey Havel

Truth be told, I wasn't a huge fan of this book. Here's an excerpt from my first official (paid!) review over Harvey Havel's novel Mister Big: At six-foot-five and 300 pounds, the protagonist of Harvey Havel’s latest novel Mister Big lives up to his titular nickname. But DeShawn Biggs' physical appearance does not match his… Continue reading Mister Big by Harvey Havel

More Review-y News

I've been writing for OnlineBookClub.org for a few weeks now, and I've finally earned the ability to do paid reviews! Check out my latest review over the delightfully whimsical children's story Farmer Beau's Farm. I've also been given the opportunity to participate in something called The First Ten. Every day, OnlineBookClub sends an email with their Book… Continue reading More Review-y News

Strong Heart

My latest review over at Online Book Club was over this action-packed novel by author Charlie Sheldon. Strong Heart is a fantastical story, and it took me a little while to connect with the characters, but I appreciated Sheldon's way with dialogue and ability to craft a compelling mystery. You can read my review of… Continue reading Strong Heart

Everything I Never Told You

Just finished this book by Celeste Ng. I picked it up after seeing it referenced in a review of Chemistry, Weike Wang's debut novel released in 2017. (I'm w orking on an official review of the latter. Hoping to get it published soon.) Everything I Never Told You was a riveting read. It's. The novel begins with the… Continue reading Everything I Never Told You

Writing for Online Book Club

I’ve recently started writing book reviews for OnlineBookClub.org. So far, it’s been a great experience. I thought I’d share some thoughts on the process with my book-loving friends. The books are free as long as you write an honest review. And once you’ve been doing it for a while, you even have the chance to… Continue reading Writing for Online Book Club