Quiet Girl in a Noisy World

Have you ever spent time in a bookstore looking for a gift for someone else and "accidentally" walked out with an extra book that you then just had to keep for yourself? That is pretty much how I got Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introverts Story by Debbie Tung. You know what's funny about … Continue reading Quiet Girl in a Noisy World

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One Hundred Years of Solitude

It was interesting reading One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez shortly after reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díez because I could see the similarities in the two. One Hundred Years of Solitude felt like the literary grandmother of The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. … Continue reading One Hundred Years of Solitude

Cotton Comes to Harlem

I bought Cotton Comes To Harlem by Chester Himes shortly after reading Agatha Chrisite's The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and deciding that I did, in fact, love reading mysteries. Of course I came to this decision after leaving Madison, where there is an entire bookstore dedicated to mysteries which is inconvenient, but definitely good for my bank … Continue reading Cotton Comes to Harlem