Weekend Reads

I’m reading two books this weekend. The first I’m taking on is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I’ve never watched the successful television show of the same name, yet I’ve heard many great things about it from my friends. I’ve decided to give the book a try. It’s a very long read (over 800 pages), butContinue reading “Weekend Reads”

‘The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane’ by Lisa See/a Review

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See Length: 371 pages Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Scribner Books Release Date: March 2017 Source: Paperback      The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane offers a snapshot of life among the Akha minority tribe in China. The story opens in the late 1980s, following the lives of Li-yanContinue reading “‘The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane’ by Lisa See/a Review”

Inside and Out Book Tag

I discovered this book tag on Jessica’s page, JessicaCWrites. I enjoy taking part in book tags, and this one was fun to fill out! 1. Inside flap/Back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough? I appreciate when books have a summary in the inside flap (or on the back of the bookContinue reading “Inside and Out Book Tag”

Sunday Sentence: July 28

I’m participating in David Abrams’s ‘Sunday Sentence‘ project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, ‘out of context and without commentary’. ‘You cannot let memories of what happened in the past turn you into someone you wouldn’t recognize’. Source: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

‘Small Country’ by Gael Faye/A Review

Small Country by Gael FayeTranslated by Sarah ArdizzonePublisher: Hogarth PressLength: 185 pagesGenre: Historical FictionRelease Date: June 2018 I got my hands on Small Country as a Book of the Month selection for the month of May 2018. I was immediately intrigued by the story: a story that details the tragic events of the Rwandan genocideContinue reading “‘Small Country’ by Gael Faye/A Review”

The Reading Rush: Days 2 & 3

I’m currently visiting family in Northern NJ for a couple days, but I had time to get some reading in for The Reading Rush! Yesterday I began the challenge of reading a book with at least 5 words on the cover. I chose ‘The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane’ by Lisa See. It centers aroundContinue reading “The Reading Rush: Days 2 & 3”

My OwlCrate for July 2019: Tournaments and Trials

Since I’m heading to my family’s house in Northern Jersey tomorrow, I’m glad that my OwlCrate package arrived before then! I’ve been anticipating what the surprise book would be, and the mug (since I can never have too many coffee mugs)! Plus, I get to share my treats with all of you! Here is whatContinue reading “My OwlCrate for July 2019: Tournaments and Trials”

The Reading Rush Blog #1

For the first day of The Reading Rush, I decided to fulfill the challenge ‘Read a book that you meant to read last year’, and that book was ‘Small Country’ by Gael Faye. It tells the story of war and tragedy through the eyes of Gaby, a 10 year old boy living in an expatriateContinue reading “The Reading Rush Blog #1”

‘We Hunt the Flame’ by Hafsah Faizal/A Review

‘We Hunt the Flame’ by Hafsah FaizalLength: 472 pagesPublisher: Farrar Straus GirouxGenre: YA FantasyBook #1 of the Sands of Arwiya DuologyRelease Date: May 14, 2019Source: Hardcover and Audiobook When I first heard about ‘We Hunt the Flame’ being released, I was excited to get it! I’m all for diverse authors putting out content, and thisContinue reading “‘We Hunt the Flame’ by Hafsah Faizal/A Review”

My Reading Rush TBR

I’ve been hearing so much about The Reading Rush (happening from July 22-28), I figured that I should give it a shot. Even though I don’t have a Booktube channel, I love taking part in readathons in general. I’ll blog about my progress throughout the week. Here is my TBR list for The Reading Rush:Continue reading “My Reading Rush TBR”