Stack of books: 84, Charing Cross road by Helene Hanff, Real Life by Brendan Taylor, Ark Angel and Scorpia by Anthony Horowitz, The Yield by Tara June Winch, and Two Trees Make a Forest by Jessica J. Lee

March 2021 Book Reviews

My reading mojo returned in March, perhaps the sun woke it from a winter slumber. All of this to say, “I read a bunch of books in March.” I had gotten into a bit of a slump, but 84, Charing Cross Road in particular pulled me right out of it. Read on to find out […]

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Three stacked books. Slightly Foxed No. 65, Bestiary by K-Ming Chang, and Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong

February 2021 Book Reviews

I’m quite pleased to look back at my February reading list and see that I did a good job of working on my goal to read more Asian authors. This little project of mine has gotten me thinking about what it means to read Asian authors, what it means to read Asian authors who are […]

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January 2021 Book Reviews

2021 started with a serious reading month. A number of these books lead to serious reflection and deep thinking. I usually try to spread this kind of reading out with some lighter fiction, but January was just right for hunkering down. So here are notes on a selection of titles in the order that I […]

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December 2020 Book Reviews

I read ten books in December. Books are how I rest and recuperate, which is exactly what the end of December called for. The Netherlands went into its first full lockdown just before school let out for the holidays. The first thing we did when they leaked the news was go to the library an […]

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November 2020 Book Reviews

I’m going to ease back into writing this year with my favorite topic, books. Between being a couple months behind and having read a whole lot of good books, this is going to be fun for me. In November, I read a lot of library books and have given away or loaned out others so […]

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October 2020 Book Reviews

October was a very busy month, largely due to launching the Perfect Story Formula for the first time. However, I did read the books pictured above and listened to Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz and Squirm by Carl Hiassen. It was so busy that I’m feeling good that I managed to read at all, to be […]

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September 2020 Book Reviews

September was an outstanding reading month. In fact, nearly everything I read was a winner. That means this will be a treat to write and possibly a treat to read as well! The Last Girl by Nadia Murad In 2018, Nadia Murad won a Nobel Peace Prize for her work to end the use of […]

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stack of books

August 2020 Book Reviews

I’ve just spent an extra half hour sitting at lunch to finish a book. Do you do the same thing? Reading on stolen time is one of my favorite things. Being able to wake up in the morning and read before getting out of bed is one of my particular treats. Anyway, looking back over […]

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Stack of Books I read in July 2020

July 2020 Book Reviews

The summer’s officially over in the Netherlands and we are firmly in jeans and sweaters weather already. That makes it a bit funny to reach back to my July reading list, but let’s not skip anything! This month, I’m just going to write about the highlights and let myself get into some more detail with […]

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