Monthly Archives: September 2015

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS TO READ IF YOU LIKE MAGICAL REALISM

  This week’s topic is an interesting one. I had a hard time coming up with a specific topic for this, but in the end I decided to go with books to read if you like magical realism, because it’s something I really enjoy. (If you’re not sure quite what magical realism is, it’s a literary style of writing fiction… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | THE GOLD EATERS – RONALD WRIGHT

Rain City Reads   September 27, 2015   Comments Off on THE SUNDAY REVIEW | THE GOLD EATERS – RONALD WRIGHT

  Ronald Wright’s newest book is a brilliant and epic work of historical fiction set in 16th century Peru. It begins with a young Peruvian boy called Waman. Waman lives in a small fishing village on the coast with his parents and cousin, Tika. At the cusp of manhood, Waman is itching to experience the world. He wants to take… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | THE READERS OF BROKEN WHEEL RECOMMEND – KATARINA BIVALD

  There’s nothing I love more than meeting a character in a book who shares my love of reading. From Helene Hanff in 84 Charing Cross Road to A.J. Fikry and Amelia in The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry to Matilda in Roald Dahl’s beloved book of the same name to Anne in Anne of Green Gables to Her Majesty… Read more »

STACKING THE SHELVES | #90

  This week brought with it two new releases I’ve been excited for, as well as two books I discovered while on vacation but didn’t have room for in my suitcase:           The Illegal – Lawrence Hill The Novel Bookstore – Laurence Cossé           Yes, My Accent Is Real – Kunal Nayyar Little Bee – Chris Cleave I’m… Read more »

MY WEEK ON WEDNESDAY | #24

Rain City Reads   September 16, 2015   Comments Off on MY WEEK ON WEDNESDAY | #24

  I’m really grumpy this week. Not only am I fighting off a cold that’s making me narcoleptic (I fall asleep whenever I try to read or watch tv or walk or stand up), but they’re re-roofing my place, which means constant banging, guys yelling outside and objects falling off the roof making me too afraid of decapitation to venture… Read more »

RELEASE DAY REVIEW | THE BIG BAD BOOK OF BILL MURRAY – ROBERT SCHNAKENBERG

Bill Murray is a legendary misanthrope. His public image is full of quirks, oddities and random photo-bombs. Though not necessarily the most cheerful of celebrities, his antics have nonetheless earned him a large and loyal fan base. Though he has been notoriously overlooked for awards, Murray has nonetheless created a library of work that is eclectic and shows off his… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BEST BOOKS I’VE READ SO FAR IN 2015

  For Top Ten Tuesday this week, we get to pick our own topic. For normal people, this is probably a great opportunity to come up with something original and interesting. I, however, am not normal. So for me, it’s an opportunity to panic, hyperventilate, and second (or third) guess all of my potential ideas. After a week of careful… Read more »