...back in those days, we lived in a one-bedroom apartment so subpar that we woke up with flattened cockroaches in our bedsheets, sometimes three or four stuck on our elbows, and once I found fourteen of them pressed to my calves, and there was no beauty in shaking them off, though we strove for grace, … Continue reading Book Review: Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang
Head over to my Instagram @readvoraciously to enter my giveaway to win a stack of books and a tote from G.P. Putnam Sons, a package of Reading Nook Blend tea from Plum Deluxe (review here), and a pair of socks from Socks and I (review here). There is a second place option for the tote, … Continue reading Giveaway: Books, tote, tea and more
Chuck Buhrman’s murder was a shocking, senseless crime, but at least justice has been served, right? Right? But what if Warren Cave didn’t do it? What if he’s spending his life in prison for a murder he did not commit? My name is Poppy Parnell, and this is Reconsidered: The Chuck Buhrman Murder. I’m going … Continue reading Book Review: Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber
The next morning, the head ranger came in and offered Olive a box of doughnuts as if sugar might cushion the blow, and Jonathan got to watch his daughter’s face collapse inward as this weather-battered man uttered the words We’re calling off the search. The understanding hit him like a fist in the gut a … Continue reading Book Review: Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
Hum If You Don't Know The Words published in early July and I had the honor of asking the author, Bianca Marais, some questions about the profound story she told through the experiences of two very different characters in South Africa in the 1970s. I hope you enjoy what she has to say about her … Continue reading Author Interview: Bianca Marais, author of Hum If You Don’t Know The Words
It had been an ordinary Sunday in every way. My parents fought and then made up and then fought again, switching from being adversaries to allies so seamlessly that you couldn’t put your finger on the moment when the lines were crossed and recrossed. Cat perfectly acted out her part of the quiet understudy twin, … Continue reading Book Review: Hum If You Don’t Know The Words by Bianca Marais
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