Read Stack _March 2018 The Giants House_Elizabeth McCracken Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland Woman Reading a Letter_Johannes Vermeer Mollie Panter-Downes Petite Mort by Beatrice Hitchman The Rental Heart by Kirsty Logan

The Roundup: Books Read in March 2018

March was low-key eventful. I just celebrated my 40th birthday, and in the same week my husband and I traveled to Amsterdam for the first time. It was very nice, but windy and terribly cold. I also suffered a broken blood vessel in my right eye and had to put up with slightly horrified looks […]... Read More
Feb 2018_27th The Man In the Picture_A Ghost Story by Susan Hill The Upstairs Room by Kate Murray-Browne Sleeping Arrangements by Laura Shaine Cunningham Faerie Tale

The Roundup: Books Read in February 2018

Before I begin, I thought I’d mention the snowpocalypse the UK has been having this week, creating loads of chaos on main roads and disrupting services all over. Here in our neck of the woods, we’re not experiencing major problems so far, other than a few roads closures. Two days ago, I braved the biting […]... Read More
Jan 2018_Roundup The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa dorayaki

The Roundup: Books Read in January 2018

I have been inching my way through Caleb Carr’s The Alienist since the beginning of the new year. I can’t fault the story for my slow-like-molasses progression; I’m only 100+ in, and I am HOOKED. It’s just that I can’t help but double-dip sometimes, ya’know? This time around, I found myself reaching for quick reads, […]... Read More
Record of a Night Too Brief_Hiromi Kawakami

Record of a Night Too Brief by Hiromi Kawakami

No matter how much I poured into the cup, it never filled. And then I realized that the liquid I assumed to be coffee had, unbeknownst to me, turned into night. Peering into the night as it poured into the cup, I could see tiny stars and gases whirling near the surface, and down at […]... Read More
The Book of Lost Things_John Connelly

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

The world of the old tales existed parallel to ours, as David’s mother had once told him, but sometimes the wall separating the two became so thin and brittle that the two worlds started to blend into each other. That was when the trouble started. That was when the bad things came. That was when […]... Read More