I'm a sucker for World War II spy novels. The Alice Network is the latest one to fall into my hands. Kate Quinn's novel tells the story of two women brought together by wars, loss, love, and revenge. Charlie is on a mission to find her lost cousin after WWII, convinced she's not dead, like everyone … Continue reading Review: Kate Quinn, The Alice Network
Imagine having over forty siblings, all related to you by your father. That's just a small piece of Ruth Wariner's polygamist, Mormon family. In The Sound of Gravel, she recounts her life living in a polygamist colony in Mexico, torn between supportive family in the states, and manipulative family in Mexico. She and her siblings … Continue reading Review: Ruth Wariner, The Sound of Gravel
I probably should have read this book before writing a book from the point-of-view of an aspiring scientist. Whoops. Lab Girl is about Hope Jahren's life as she works towards owning her own lab. She tells readers how both of her parents inspired her interests in science and literature, and how both of those interests stayed … Continue reading Review: Hope Jahren, Lab Girl
Ten little soldier boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine. Nine little soldier boys sat up very late; One overslept himself and then there were eight. Eight little soldier boys traveling in heaven; One said he’d stay there and then there were seven. Seven little soldier boys … Continue reading Review: And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie
"Don't even bother with Fullmetal. Just watch Brotherhood." That's the consensus my friends came to while recommending a new anime for me to watch. So, I sat down with my cup of tea and dove in. Full metal Alchemist: Brotherhood tells the story of two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, who tried using a science-based magic system to … Continue reading Review: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Here I go with another nerdy post. It's just 30 days before my first con, and I just registered for another in a few months. I also have plans for two others this summer. Shout out to my two pals who are encouraging me to go with them to all of these. You guys are … Continue reading Flying High with Haikyuu!
It's a new year, and that means new books! One of my goals in 2017 was to review every book I read, even if it was one I’d read before. I read eighteen and a half books in 2017, and now that I finished the second half of book nineteen, I plan on continuing my … Continue reading Review: Rick Riordan, The Ship of the Dead