Book Review: Burmese Days by George Orwell

Burmese Days by George Orwell is a novel set in 1920's Burma, where Orwell had spent five years as a police officer between 1922 and 1927. Flory is a timber merchant, a man with little backbone and a hideous birthmark. His only friend is Dr. Veraswami, a Burmese man who worships the superiority of the … Continue reading Book Review: Burmese Days by George Orwell

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Review: Strangers and Sojourners by Michael O’Brien

"I am a patriot," she went on. "But my country is an invisible one, populated by poets and painters, novelists and thinkers who are interested, above all, in truth." I am a huge fan of stretching outside of your reading comfort zone, which is why I love being part of my local Well Read Mom … Continue reading Review: Strangers and Sojourners by Michael O’Brien

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand is a polarizing author: from my experience you either love her work or you hate it. One of my goals this summer was to clear out some of the older titles on my TBR: the intimidating classics and long novels that I tend to avoid during the semester when reading time is a … Continue reading The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

My Weekend’s Booked #12: The Dog Who Saved Me by Susan Wilson

Dog lovers are amazing, passionate people who pour their hearts into their passion. I have two pups of my own, and I honestly like them more than people most days. However, I find that passion often translates in literature into cloying dog stories with passages including the words "love" and "happy" on every page. Since … Continue reading My Weekend’s Booked #12: The Dog Who Saved Me by Susan Wilson

The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

For my first book club meeting, one of the women in the group recommended The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen. It would not have been my first choice to read, but then that is the beauty of book clubs: they force you to get outside your literary comfort zone. A well … Continue reading The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

The King’s General by Daphne du Maurier

A couple weeks back I experienced the writing of Daphne du Maurier for the first time. Taking a chance, I dove blindly into her novel Rebecca, and was confronted with a book that I could not put down. Manderley has haunted my thoughts since: the mysteriousness of the setting and the characters who dwell within. … Continue reading The King’s General by Daphne du Maurier

WWW Wednesday (07-19-17): New Orleans Edition

Hi friends! WWW Wednesday is a meme currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Game plan is simple – answer the three questions and leave a link on Sam’s post. Kind of like Goodreads but more intentional. The Three Ws are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish … Continue reading WWW Wednesday (07-19-17): New Orleans Edition

Impossible Views of the World by Lucy Ives

Impossible Views of the World is a novel written by Lucy Ives and the first work I have read by the author. Middle aged Stella Krauss is having a terrible week. Working at an art museum in New York City her life is falling apart. Her divorce from Whitt has been messy, her colleagues aren't … Continue reading Impossible Views of the World by Lucy Ives

My Weekend’s Booked #9: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Have you ever plunged into a book with blind faith? This week I read Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier with absolutely no context. Originally published in 1938 I had seen no reviews, did not read the synopsis, all I had to base my judgement off of was the cover. Rebecca also boasts the rare distinction … Continue reading My Weekend’s Booked #9: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier