Aug 28

How to Write a Book Review

I love writing book reviews. If reading a book is like going on a vacation, writing a book review is like showing the photos and souvenirs and telling my friends about the trip. Book reviews can turn the solitary pleasure of reading into something shared with a community of like-minded readers. It also helps other …

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Feb 10

Book Review: Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery I liked this book, though this review will get way, way more into it than it would had I read it when I was in its target demographic. If I had read it as a young girl, I would have longed to live on a quaint Canadian island …

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Jan 05

Book Review: The Color of Water

The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride A novel, or memoir, at its best, will give you a window in to the life of someone you might never meet in real life. This memoir, if you can call it a memoir when half of it is about …

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Dec 18

Book Review: Tongues of Serpents

Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik I’m still very much enjoying this series, though this book wasn’t as excellent as the last one. It’s still good though, a rollicking adventure with high stakes in an exotic land. Novik presents early nineteenth century Australia as a rough land of rough men, and the countryside as a …

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Dec 18

Book Review: Victory of Eagles

Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik When I finished this book, I immediately bought the next one in the series. I’m really enjoying the characters and the world and how different each novel is from the one that preceded it. This novel is set once again in England, but the decisions and the events in …

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Dec 03

Book Review: Empire of Ivory

Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik I really enjoyed this book, but I do think that in some ways it’s a bit weaker. It feels more like the middle episode of a long series than a complete story the way the first two books were. Still, it’s a ripping yarn. It starts out with our …

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