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Book Review: The Eye Opener by Indrajit Garai

I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an open and honest review. I read and reviewed a collection of short stories by Indrajit Garai around a year ago and really enjoyed the collection holistically. The theme of sacrifice ran through each story and poses the reader with the question: what would … Continue reading

Book Review: Muir Woods or Bust by Ian Woollen

First reaction, I kid you not: What just happen?! Muir Woods or Bust by Ian Woollen has to be one of the most unique books I read this year and I can honestly say I am still trying to process what happened and the themes that came from the story. The book follows a middle-aged therapist, … Continue reading

Book Review: Temporary People by Deepak Unnikrishnan

Temporary People by Deepak Unnikrishnan is a collection of hauntingly beautiful, violent, raw short stories interwoven into a masterpiece of fiction exploring themes of human value, immigration, culture, love, hate, hardship, evil, family, citizenship, and more. This collection of stories is so complex and nuanced that it deserves more than one read to fully grasp … Continue reading

May 2017 Giveaway

Hello all! This month, I was perusing some used book sales and happened across a couple I already owned or read but think other folks should have the chance. I am giving them away as a bundle at the end of this month! What are the books you ask? Push by Sapphire  This book is hard. … Continue reading

Book Review: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

‘Ho ho,’ says the Keeper of the Beat. When I set to embark on this journey in the beginning of April, I had no idea where this story would take me. I have read a handful a Murakami novels and I was familiar with his abstract, explicit, and almost dream-like way of presenting his stories. … Continue reading

Book Review: American Street by Ibi Zoboi

What would you do for fam? American Street is the #OwnVoices debut novel by Ibi Zaboi and it packs a punch. This is not a happy story; however, it was very powerful and before I get to my thoughts, I want to recommend this as a solid read with the following warnings. TW: drugs, domestic … Continue reading

Where is all the Fun?

Playing board games, reading books, and writing on my blog are my hobbies. In essence, if I am not working, I am usually doing one of those three things. They provide me with time to relax, destress, and interact with my friends and family. I have fun in all three of my hobbies. Because of … Continue reading

A Q&A with Claudie Arseneault, author of City of Strife

If you all have been following my blog, you know that City of Strife was one of my favorite books I read in 2016 (read my review here). I read an advanced copy and now at the end of this month, the book will finally be released! City of Strife is the first book in … Continue reading

Book Review: The Sacrifice by Indrajit Garai

I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an open and honest review. Author Indrajit Garai presents three short stories in volume 1 of his short story collections: The Sacrifice. Like many of the collections of short stories I have read over the course of the past couple of months, Indrajit Garai … Continue reading

Book Review: Deceit and Other Possibilities by Vanessa Hua

I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an open and honest review. This short story collection is like no other I have read in the past year. Vanessa Hua presents ten stories all involving the theme of deceit, lies, or hiding the truth. All ten stories center around immigrant families in … Continue reading

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