From June, 2016

If you find a pile of #books on a bridge, this is why

Originally posted on bluesyemre:
Artist #ShaheryarMalik is leaving books in famous locations across the world in a bid to share something important – the power of reading. Earlier this year, artist Shaheryar Malik was about to post a selfie from the Brooklyn Bridge when he had second thoughts. He wanted to share something different with the world. Malik thought social media had become impersonal and he wanted to connect with people in a more meaningful way. The Reading Project was born. He began leaving stacks of his books in famous New York City locations with a card containing simple instructions tucked…

Book Review: I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

How do we know when something is menacing? What cues us that something is not innocent? Instinct always trumps reason. Iain Reid takes readers on an enigmatic journey through back country roads and a desolate, deserted school in his debut fiction novel I’m Thinking of Ending Things Jake meets his girlfriend, our narrator, at a…

Subscription Box Review: Cozy Reader Club

Subscription Box Review: Cozy Reader Club Cozy Reader Club is a monthly subsription box which caters to readers who love to snuggle up on the couch or in a bubble bath with a good book, a sweet snack and a warm cup of something to drink. Busy moms, moms-to-be, any woman with a busy life-…

Book Review: The Girls by Emma Cline

I did not believe anything bad could happen, not really. Growing from girl to woman is a struggle that transcends time. Emma Cline explores the peaks and valleys of this transition in her insightful debut novel The Girls. I’d enacted some pattern, been defined, neatly, as a girl, providing a known value. There was something…

Book Review: The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

A young woman with a broken bicycle. The man she might, so easily, have missed: cycling past, not stopping, carrying with him a whole life, a life that might never have been hers to share. The Versions of Us follows Eva and Jim through three potential lifetimes and examines how the choices we make ultimately…

Subscription Box Review: Hive Box

As a reader what goes better with a book than a cup of tea and some honey? Well the makers of Hive Box show us that while that fact remains true, bees deserve our appreciation for all of the other wonderful and useful products they contribute to creating. Here is a review of the May…