From August, 2017

Book Review: How to Behave in a Crowd by Camille Bordas

I’m not sure I was stupid. It’s not that I didn’t understand anything my teachers talked about, it’s that when I did, I doubted I had. I believed there had to be a trick. Maybe I just assumed the world was more complicated than it was. Isidore Mazal is the youngest of six children, with…

Book Review: The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder

“I wonder why this shit always happens to us,” she says, and presses her cheek against his neck. “I don’t know…” Paul says. “I guess because we let it.” Authentically rendered, Grant Grinder breaths snarky, acerbic life into the characters of The People We Hate at the Wedding and captures the realistic dysfunction of the…

Subscription Box Review: Hideaway Crate

Something I love is discovering a new bookish subscription box so when I stumbled upon Hideaway Crate I was ecstatic. The target audience for their box is “introverted women and homebodies” so I was hooked from that phrase alone. For $29.95/month you can enjoy a solo activity every month including recipes for one, cozy home…

Book Review: The History of Bees by Maja Lunde

“The bees are dying, Dad. We’re the only ones who can do anything about it.” Oscillating between three narratives set in three different time periods, The History of Bees by Maja Lunde highlights the unparalleled importance of bees and what happens to humanity as they begin to disappear and eventually vanish. When I came to…

Book Review: All Is Beauty Now by Sarah Faber

These must be games the mind plays on anyone who’s ever lost someone, truly lost them. Never seen the proof of her body lowered into the ground, never seen her lie still as she is covered with dirt.  Maybe she ran away, maybe she has amnesia, maybe she was stolen. Maybe. The refuge of every mother of a…