Fact or Fiction: Sheila Heti's, How Should a Person Be, Alexis Smith's, Glaciers and a Couple of Memoirs of Mental Illness

It has been a while since I have posted about more than one book that I've recently read, connected by a tenuous thread (see other examples HERE and HERE). Reading Sheila Heti's book sandwiched in between Agorafabulous and Hyperbole and a Half inspired me to do it again though. Sheila Heti's book has been both critically adored and much maligned, and I would say that my reaction to it was somewhere in the middle....more

TLC Book Tour: Isabel Allende, Ripper

Click on the image to purchase from Powell's I had never read Isabel Allende prior to picking up this book, and it may have been an odd place to start....more

TLC BOOK TOUR: Rachel Joyce, Perfect

Click on the image to purchase from Powell's "I am only saying that hat and dog are words that someone has chosen. And if they are only words someone has chosen, it stands to reason they may have got the wrong ones..."Rachel Joyce's second novel, Perfect, is a...more

Two totally different, but recent, reads...

Click on the images to buy the books from Powell's 1. Peggy Orenstein/ Waiting for Daisy: A Tale of Two Continents, Three Religions, Five Infertility Doctors, and Oscar, an Atomic Bomb, a Romantic Night, and One Woman's Quest to Become a Mother/ Bloomsbury/ 2007/ 226 pages/ libraryThis memoir tells the story of writer Peggy Orenstein's long and difficult journey through infertility treatment....more

TLC Book Tour: Joe Hill, NOS4A2

Click on the image to buy the book from Powell's Welcome to the TLC book tour for NOS4A2 by Joe Hill! Vic smelled the vast vault filled with books before she saw it, because her eyes required time to adjust to the cavernous dark. She breathed deeply of the scent of decaying fiction, disintegrating history, and forgotten verse, and she observed for the first time that a room full of books smelled like dessert: a sweet snack made of figs, vanilla, glue and cleverness ....more

My Thoughts on A.S. King, Ask the Passengers

Click on the image to purchase through my affiliate account at Powell's This is the first A.S. King book that I have read, although I saw her speak at the wonderful Changing Hands bookstore in Phoenix, and I immediately know that I would have to pick up her books....more

Dewey's Readathon Master Post

Eeek, it is already Hour Six and I am just getting started with the readathon....more

TLC BOOK TOUR: Jennifer DuBois, Cartwheel and A GIVEAWAY!

Click on the image to purchase the book from my Powell's affiliate account Jennifer DuBois' literary thriller Cartwheel is loosely based on the Amanda Knox case....more

Recent Reads: A Slew of Mini-Reviews

1. Ellen Forney,...more

Books in the Club: Michael Chabon, Wonder Boys

Click on the image to buy from my Powell's Partner account "It doesn't really seem to have anything to do with your characters....more