The Bird Sisters: Impressions

The Bird Sisters: Impressions

Photo by zeteticat, via instagram One week ago last night, I was sitting with the coconspirator at our favorite STL indie bookstore, Left Bank Books, listening to the lovely and adorable Rebecca Rasmussen read an excerpt from her equally sweet (although with several pinches of bitter) debut novel, The Bird Sisters. I had just completed […]

Drowning in the (anti-)Hype

Drowning in the (anti-)Hype

Photo by quine_63 Yesterday I stumbled upon this little sarcastic gem, and I was reminded of a question posed on someone’s blog some weeks back that I never got around to discussing: How does hype or status affect your (my) reading choices? Honest answer: I really try not to let it influence me too negatively, but […]

new books…

new books…

Tonight I broke down again and bought 3 books: The Bird Sisters, by Rebecca Rasmussen, which came out today and for which I’ve been anxiously awaiting, Christopher Buckley’s Supreme Courtship and Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile, the latter two of which were in the super bargain area of Barnes & Noble, where I had […]

Room, by Emma Donoghue: Impressions

Room, by Emma Donoghue: Impressions

Photo by me + instagram When I bought Room on a whim at a local bookstore Friday night, I only thought I’d read it soon, in the near future, maybe in the next couple of months. I was skeptical of the hype, and yet I’d avoided reading almost anything about it either for fear of […]

Catching Fire and Mockingjay: Impressions

Catching Fire and Mockingjay: Impressions

Well, wow. It’s been quite some time since I’ve raced through books at this pace, reading all three in less than a week, and not a vacation week! Catching Fire was very interesting, continuing on the same sort of plotlines as the first novel, yet at an accelerated and possibly more suspenseful pace. The final […]