Which historical event would you like to know more about? This book vaguely explores the crimes committed against the Indigenous people of Australia, such as the forced removal of Aboriginal children from their families due to various government policies. The forced removal of indigenous children were part of the policy, Assimilation, in which the taken…

Which was the last book that took you on an emotional rollercoaster? My last book was A Man Called Ove, but before that it was Patrick Ness’ A Monster Calls. The original idea for this book was by Shiobhan Dowd, who was terminally ill with cancer herself and died before she could finish writing it….

Which book has the most enchanting cover on your shelf? Although there are many becautiful covers on my bookshelf, I’d say this is the most enchanting. There’s something on this cover that just draws me in. I don’t know if it’s the color of the background, the color of the the font, the picture of…

Book Review

Title: Salt to the Sea Author: Ruta Sepetys Genre: Histotical Fiction Pages: 391 “How foolish to believe we are more powerful than the sea or the sky.” Set during WWII(Winter of 1945), Ruta Sepetys documents the journey of four ficional characters to tell the true story of the deadliest  disaster in maritime history, the sinking…

Book Review

Wink, Poppy, Midnight Author:April Genevieve Tucholke Genre: YA Mystery Pages: 256  “In a hundred years, who will care about my unicorn underwear? Who cares right now? There are bigger things to think about. Bigger things like what? Battles and wars. Lost causes and lost loves. Unsolved mysteries and magical rings and Here Be Dragons. Fairy…

Stargirl

“She laughed when there was no joke. She danced when there was no music. She had no friends, yet she was the friendliest person in school. In her answers in class, she often spoke of sea horses and stars, but she did not know what a football was… She was elusive. She was today. She…

The One and Only Ivan

” I think for awhile. It’s hard to put into words. Gorillas are not complainers. We’re dreamers, poets, philosophers, nap takers.” – The One and Only Ivan Finally, I took it upon myself to read this book. Despite it being a quick read, it was an emotional journey. The emotions itself were raw and powerful….

Tsundoku (n.)

tsun•do•ku  [tsun-doh-ku] (n.) from Japanese- the act of leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piled up together with other unread books. I do have the habit of being a Tsundoku  。(*^▽^*)ゞ  I bought all these but never seemed to actually read them or I may have started, but didn’t get all the way…

Books to read (and re-read)

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker I came across this at Barnes and Nobles while waiting for my tutoree. It seems magical and an interesting read. I can’t wait to devour this one. Wonder by R. J. Palacio I know, I know. I’ve been hanging on to this one for quite a while….