After the Bloom by Leslie Shimotakahara My rating: 4 of 5 stars *I received a copy to review through NetGalley* The description of After the Bloom intrigued me but I set the book aside for awhile because it felt like a book that deserved my full attention. The stories of […]
I'm a writer and artist with an avid interest in imaginative worlds that explore the beautiful and wonderous alongside the tragic, dark and sorrowful.
Sociable by Rebecca Harrington My rating: 3 of 5 stars *I received a copy of Sociable through NetGalley* I give the book three stars because it reflects the Goodreads rating system which is that “I liked it”. Sociable is one of those easy and quick reads that offers a window […]
A big part of what I have been doing lately is refining my journaling practice. In my early teens I received Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way” from my father as […]
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore My rating: 5 of 5 stars “The company,” said one girl, “always led us to believe everything was under control and safe, but I don’t think they cared.” from The Radium Girls by Kate Moore. My first […]
The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery by Bill James My rating: 5 of 5 stars Billed as what can only be termed a forensic true crime story, The Man From the Train is a must-read. The style of the book is very deliberately […]
Eat Fat, Get Fit: How to Create YOUR Perfect Diet to Lose Weight, Heal Your Gut, and Have More Energy by Kusha Karvandi My rating: 5 of 5 stars *I received a copy of this book for free through Netgalley to review* I’ve read many articles and a few books […]
For the first few months of the year I’d been fairly good about completing at least one book per month but my pace has slowed because I’m reading drafts of my own book in order to start the painful editing process. I’m also slowly reading through Robert Sapolsky’s newest book, […]
Burnt Land by Tua Harno My rating: 3 of 5 stars *I received a review copy of this title First off, the concept of this book really drew me in and kept me there almost through the end. I felt that although the book was strong at least 3/4 of […]
I’m actually really excited about Misty’s new book Ballerina Body but need to save up or see if my local library will have a copy so I figured I’d repost my review of her memoir from 2014. Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland My rating: 5 of 5 […]
The Wall Between by Jesper Bugge Kold My rating: 5 of 5 stars *I received a copy through netgalley to review. Phenomenal! Kold’s writing drew me in immediately. His descriptions are lush but concise and the result is an impression of a character you want to continue getting to know.