The Crimson Petal and the White

By: Michel Faber 2002 Fiction Subject Matter: Great Britain; History; Victoria, 1837-1901; Perfumes industry; London; England; Young women; Prostitutes Rating: 4/5   The first thing I did after finishing this book was sit back and take a long, deep breath.… Continue Reading

The Vow: The True Events That Inspired the Movie

By: Kim & Krickitt Carpenter 2012 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Biography Rating: 3/5   The Vow was pretty much exactly what I expected it to be. If you’ve been living under a rock and didn’t already know, The Vow the movie, starring… Continue Reading

The Keeper of the Bees

By: Gene Stratton-Porter 1925 Fiction Rating: 4/5   Yep, that’s what my edition of The Keeper of the Bees looks like. Did you catch how old this one is? Published in 1925. That’s 90 years ago.

Outlander

By: Diana Gabaldon Outlander Series Book 1 1991 Fiction Rating: 4/5   I’m actually very shocked I gave Outlander a four-star rating. I was given this book to read on vacation by a friend who started it but couldn’t bring… Continue Reading

Realignment, pt. 1

I have some really good memories from before. ***** I met Abby in the seventh grade. I don’t remember when exactly, but that was the year all the school zones got realigned, so we ended up at the same middle… Continue Reading

Home Free

“And where is home?” she giggled. The question hit like a ton of bricks, her weight against him suddenly oppressive. He pushed her away, the feeling rising in the back of his throat. Disgust. Her face fell, cloudy confusion. “Jake.… Continue Reading

Animal Dreams

By: Barbara Kingsolver 1990 Fiction Rating: 4/5 I just love Barbara Kingsolver. Animal Dreams is a work of art, an exploration of the human soul, of childhood and coming of age and love and family and roots and nature.

The Shape of Mercy

By: Susan Meissner 2008 Fiction Rating: 3.5/5   A friend of mine gave me The Shape of Mercy to read because she knows how much I enjoy historical fiction. I had low expectations. The cover makes it look like a… Continue Reading

The Little Prince

By: Antoine de Saint-Exupery 1943 Fiction Subject Matter: Fairy tales Rating: 4.5/5 Yes, The Little Prince is a children’s book. No, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read it. The back of this book purports that this short tale of a… Continue Reading