Book Review: Hope of Ages Past by Bruce Gardner

Title: Hope of Ages Past Author: Bruce Gardner Publisher: Zino Publishing Release: June 18, 2018 Links: Amazon | Bruce Gardner Books | Goodreads Though they are now largely silent, the voices from the seventeenth century still speak to us from the innumerable texts and images we are fortunate to possess. They offer a warning of…

Book Review: Balm by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Title: Balm Author: Dolen Perkins-Valdez Release: May, 2015 Publisher: Amistad "Despite the taste for solitude she'd craved in her youth, she now longed for someone with whom she could share her impressions." - Sadie, Balm When I first picked up this book, my impression was that it would be an easy read filled with magical…

Book Review: City of Brass by S.A.Chakraborty

Title: City of Brass Author: S.A. Chakraborty Publisher: Harper Voyager Release: November, 2017 This was by far my favorite read in 2017. As a member of Book of the Month this was my December selection along with another read. As I waited for it to arrive, I couldn't stop my excitement over what I had…

Book Review: Hasib & the Queen of Serpents

Title: Hasib & the Queen of Serpents Author: David B. Publisher: NBM Publishing Release: June, 2018 I was given the lovely opportunity to review this upcoming graphic novel being released in June. At first, I was attracted to it because of the cover. Usually a story about serpents entails an engrossing adventure about choices we…

Book Review: Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan

Title: Rainbirds Author: Clarissa Goenawan Publisher: Soho Press Release: March 2018 Keiko Ishida had always been so thoughtful and well liked. I didn't think anyone could hate her enough to kill her in such a gruesome way. - Rainbirds Rainbirds was my book of choice in my March Book of the Month box. The quote…

Children’s Book Review: Caillou Takes the Train

Title: Caillou Takes the Train Author: Anne Paradis and illustrated by Mario Allard Publisher: Chouette Publishing Released: April, 2018 My boys own a number of Caillou books in our vast collection. I've always enjoyed them because they teach my children to be caring and to encourage learning by taking risks, even when you think it…

Children’s Book Review: The Truth About Dinosaurs by Guido Van Genechten

Title: The Truth About Dinosaurs Author: Guido Van Genechten Release Date: August, 2018 I have three children, two of which are old enough to be interested in books (6 and 3). We have dozens of children's books in our home and many of those books are about dinosaurs. Our children love to learn about animals…

Book Review: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

The Great Alone is a well written story about finding yourself. When we're faced with trauma and difficult decisions, we have to make choices for ourselves and Those around us. Sometimes those choices are capstone 's in our lives. We are introduced to the three main characters: Leni and her mother and father. Her father…