Excerpt from The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared

Excerpt from The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared

I am currently reading The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. This is not like most of the other books that I have read. The book that I have read that it is most similar to is Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. Or maybe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy set in WWII Europe. It is the ridiculous adventure of an audacious Swede who runs into trouble and makes new friends at every turn. Both jinxed and charmed, you never know what's going to happen to Allan Karlsson next. ...
Excerpt from The Underground Railroad

Excerpt from The Underground Railroad

I recently started reading Altered Carbon after hearing it recommended a couple of places, but I set it aside today. Not going to finish that one. So instead, the book I read before that: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. This Pulitzer Prize Winner is pretty raw, so be sure you're prepared before you start. Also be advised that it is fiction and some of the flights of fancy may take you off guard in a book that pretends realism. ...
Excerpt from The Light Between Oceans

Excerpt from The Light Between Oceans

I am just finishing The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman. It has been a very interesting books with some unexpected twists and turns. There is some beautiful language and some very profound quotes. Fate miraculously presents a returning soldier with PTSD and his wife, who has suffered from three miscarriages with an apparently orphaned baby. But… life doesn't actually work that way… ...
Give yourself books for Mother's Day!

Give yourself books for Mother’s Day!

It's Mother's Day weekend. Are you looking for something quick and easy to deliver to your mother? Or maybe you'd like something to read yourself while you're eating those chocolate chip pancakes that are half-raw and half-burnt. If you're looking to fill up your Kindle with some great reads, I've got a round-up of women's fiction, literary reads, and cozy mysteries for you! ...
Excerpt from The Story Keeper

Excerpt from The Story Keeper

This would be a good Mother's Day gift for you or your mom! I just started Lisa Wingate's The Story Keeper (A Carolina Heirlooms Novel) and am finding it an intriguing story. In a story within a story, protagonist Jen Gibbs is led by a mysterious manuscript to return to her own roots and acknowledge and explore her past ...
Excerpt from All the Light We Cannot See

Excerpt from All the Light We Cannot See

I'm currently working on All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr. This little book (545 pages, according to Amazon) is a Pulitzer Prize winner. I don't read a lot of war stories, but this one intrigued me. Two children whose lives are on a collision course. Opposite sides of the war, connected by radio waves, but unknown to each other. It's been a pretty good book so far, though the multiple points of view from multiple timelines can be confusing at times.  ...