The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson: Impressions

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson: Impressions

I meant to post this earlier today but work and travel have thwarted my efforts! THE ORPHAN MASTER’S SON by Adam Johnson tells the sweeping tale of Jun Do, an unlikely orphan turned unlikelier heroic figure in North Korea. Jun Do believes his father is the cold, cruel orphan master, hardened from losing his beautiful […]

#readerswithlives

#readerswithlives

After a long hiatus this summer, I’m hoping the scarcity of posts will be replaced with a wee bit more regularity. The triple digit heat that plagued the midwest, sapping the energy out of me with sumo wrestler insistance, seems to have broken, finally, and I can stay awake to read again, and occasionally even […]

A Partial History of Lost Causes by Jennifer duBois: Impressions

A Partial History of Lost Causes by Jennifer duBois: Impressions

Let’s just start with: I adored this book. It’s going on my list of all-time favorites. It was beautifully written, with hilarity and sarcasm etched in to take the sting out of the overall sadness of the characters’ situations and the painful, ridiculous decisions made along the way.┬áTo be honest, I decided to read A […]

The Forrests by Emily Perkins: Impressions

The Forrests by Emily Perkins: Impressions

The Forrests by Emily Perkins is a novel told in a series of gymnastically articulated snapshots, each chapter vividly reflecting a different point in the lives of two sisters, Dorothy and Eve Forrest, who move from New York City to Auckland, New Zealand when they are around 7-8 years old. Though their parents come from money, […]

24 in 48 Readathon!

24 in 48 is hosted by Rachel at A Home Between the Pages. Rachel had a lovely idea for what I randomly hashtagged as #readerswithlives: a 24 hour readathon over an entire weekend! (Hence #24in48!) Basically, it’s the perfect readathon for those of us who like sleep and also have lives that refuse to be ignored […]