Geek Sublime by Vikram Chandra

geek-sublime-naI don’t even know where to start with talking about Geek Sublime. Vikram Chandra has long been a favorite author of mine, so I knew I was going to read this before I even knew what it was about. Then I found out that it was about computer coding and Sanskrit poetics and I was hooked. Continue reading

The Confabulist by Steven Galloway

the-confabulistIt’s getting to that time of the year when you’re seeing a lot of “Best Books” lists, and you’ll likely see The Confabulist by Steven Galloway on quite a few of them. I was a little hesitant about reading this book since I was not a huge fan of his previous book, The Cellist of Sarajevo. It was a little too brooding for my taste. By way of contrast, The Confabulist is anything but moody and brooding. Continue reading

52 Books or Bust is 2 Years Old

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Hip hip hooray! My blog is 2 years old today! And that means two things: a (very) little bit of analysis and a GIVEAWAY. Continue reading

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

The-boston-girl-anita-diamantI don’t know how it is possible that i’ve made it this far into life without having read Anita Diamant, but I have. It may be precisely because The Red Tent was so popular, that I never read it. So when I saw that she has a new book out, The Boston Girl, I thought, now is my time to read Diament without any preconceived conceptions. Continue reading

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

crooked-letterSeveral people have recommended Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin to me over the years. Mindy from Minty Fresh Mysteries even gave me a copy. But it wasn’t until Amy at Read A Latte said it was worth reading if you are a fan of Serial, that i dove in. As an aside, if you’re not listening to Serial already, download the podcast today. Continue reading

Little Free Library – Woodstock

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Who among us is not obsessed with Little Free Libraries? They are the latest craze to sweep the nation and I for one could not be happier. How could I not support something that encourages and enables more people to read more often?

That is why I’m thrilled to announce that my mom has just unveiled a Little Free Library at her home in Woodstock, Ontario.

I know that I have fan base of loyal followers in Woodstock, so what are you waiting for? Go on over! Take a Book, Leave a Book!

Cover Wars: Instructions For A Heatwave

I think it’s safe to say I never would have read Instructions For a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell (review) if it weren’t for moving to Edinburgh. Previously I had never heard of her, but here she is immensely popular. And the UK cover to her book is just so much better. Or at least I think so. What do you think?