TALKING TO STRANGERS by Malcolm Gladwell: An obvious discovery?

Dear Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell: I have some mixed feelings about you. It's taken me a while to work them out, but I think I'll finally be able to articulate them. Your general premise is so, so interesting. Your tagline--What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know--speaks for itself. What sorts …

FIND ME by André Aciman: Unnecessary self-indulgence?

Dear Find Me by André Aciman, I had such high hopes for you. You were advertised as a sequel to Call Me By Your Name, the iconic romance novel that took the bookworm world by storm a few years ago. Announcement of your publication immediately sparked a dozen questions in my mind: What would happen …

5 Reasons to Read THE PATH MADE CLEAR by Oprah Winfrey

In her latest book, The Path Made Clear, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance. The book's ten chapters are organized to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to …

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Audio Books I’ve Listened To

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme highlights a form of reading that is often unappreciated and under-utilized: audio books. While the majority of my reading is done using physical copies of books, recently I've been listening to more and more audio books. They're a great way to get some extra reading done if …

Book Review: I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN

Author: Jandy Nelson Number of Pages: 371 Publisher: Dial Books Release Date: January 1, 2014 "Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three …

Book Review: THE SECRET ADVERSARY

Author: Agatha Christie Number of Pages: 400 Publisher: Harper Collins Release Date: 1922 "After WW1, childhood pals Tommy Beresford and "Tuppence" Prudence Cowley, lack money and prospects, become adventurers for the British Government. Rich American Julius P. Hersheimmer, powerful Mr Whittington, and an evil mastermind's conspiracy all seek Jane Finn, given papers vital to peace by an agent at …

Book Review: FORTUNATELY, THE MILK

Author: Neil Gaiman Number of Pages: 114 Publisher: HarperCollins Release Date: September 17, 2013 "I bought the milk," said my father. "I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: T h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall …