Recent Poetry Haul

i am not a poetry aficionado by any means. i like poetry that makes me feel something. i am reading for that connection, that unspoken way i feel about something that only the poet knew how to say. after reading milk and honey i needed more poetry. i bought some. this is the result. (top to bottom): milk and honey by rupi kaur milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. […]

February 2017 BookCase.Club Unboxing

Mystery Boxes filled with great books! Handpicked by expert curators. Delivered to your door every month for only $9.99 (plus shipping). Book Case Club is a one stop monthly subscription service for book lovers. Each case will contain a selection of two handpicked books based on your preferences that you’re sure to love. Their team consists of certified book worms and they have a long history in the world of literature so you can be assured […]

Ever the Hunted vs. Frostblood

Frostblood by Elly Blake wins! Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill Published December 27th, 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers. Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, […]

Author Han Kang – Just Not For Me

I really wanted to adore Han Kang’s books, The Vegetarian and Human Acts. Not only is the author Korean and writing about Korean characters (#ownvoices), she’s writing fabulous stories. The Vegetarian explores Yeong-hye’s renouncement of eating meat which disrupts her marriage and sets into motion a strange chain of events at home. Human Acts is a fearless portrait of political unrest and the universal struggle for justice. Both books were first published in Korean and later translated by […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Vincent and Theo The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman Expected publication: April 18th, 2017 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). Preorder: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh shaped both brothers’ lives. Confidant, champion, sympathizer, friend, Theo supported Vincent as he struggled to find his path in life. They shared everything, swapping stories of lovers and friends, successes and disappointments, dreams and […]