Category: Paperback Perils

Book Review: Kitchen Confidential

Title: Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary UnderbellyAuthor: Anthony BourdainPublication Date: 2000Publishing House: Bloomsbury I stumbled across this book on the library app. It is read by the author, the late, great Anthony Bourdain. Yes, I’m still on a bit of a memoir streak. As always, I highly suggest supporting the local library. Also, heads

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Book Review: Greenlights

Title: GreenlightsAuthor: Matthew McConaugheyPublication Date: 2020Publishing House: Penguin Random House I have read more memoirs and biographies in the past year than I ever have. I’ve enjoyed learning how other people think and what they think is an important learning experience. Greenlights.com Synopsis: I’ve been in this life for fifty years,been trying to work out

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Book Review: Coraline

Title: CoralineAuthor: Neil GaimanPublication Date: 2002 (2012)Publishing House: HarperCollins I prefer to find books organically. typically this means stumbling upon them at used bookstores. After finishing Horrorstor on a trip and not having any other books with me, I decided to stop in at the local Half-Priced Books. Yes, this is a kids book but

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Book Review: Horrorstör

Title: HorrorstörAuthor: Grady Hendrix Publication Date: 2014Publishing House: Quirk Books Horror is not normally my genre but I have wanted to try reading some Grady Hendrix for a while and I found this book at my favorite local used bookshop and promptly read it in a weekend. Goodreads Synopsis: Something strange is happening at the Orsk

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On Books and Emotions

I haven’t posted as many book review in a while, despite the large to-read stack that I walk past everyday. This is for a couple of reasons: I keep picking up new books and setting them down again, unfinished. This is getting better, even if it is a slow process. I’ve turned to rereading well

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Book Review: A Natural History of Dragons

Title: A Natural History of DragonsAuthor: Marie Brennan Publication Date: 2013Publishing House: Tor Books Dragons. I’ve been reading a lot of books about dragons recently. A Natural History of Dragons has probably been on my to read shelf since the year it was published. Sometimes it takes me a bit to get to reading them. The

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Book Review: Black Powder War

Title: Black Powder WarAuthor: Naomi NovikPublication Date: 2006Publishing House: Del Rey Books This is book three in the Temeraire series. When I first started reading this series I thought there were five books, but no, there are nine. That is just a general heads up for those that are interested in the story of Temeraire

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Book Review: A History of Wild Places

Title: A History of Wild PlacesAuthor: Shea Ernshaw Publication Date: 2021Publishing House: Atria Books I picked up a copy of this book through Book of the Month but also check for it at your local library. It was suggested because it has a similar feel to Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance. I agree to a point; this

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Book Review: Ariadne

Title: AriadneAuthor: Jennifer SaintPublication Date: 2021Publishing House: Flatiron Books I love me some Greek Mythology rewritten from the point of view of the women. I picked up a copy of this book through Book of the Month but also check for it at your local library. Goodreads Synopsis: Ariadne, Princess of Crete, grows up greeting

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Book Review: The Princess Diarist

Title: The Princess DiaristAuthor: Carrie FisherPublication Date: 2016Publishing House: Blue Rider Press I read this book after having read a review of it on another blog. I will link their blog once I find the post. I enjoyed this memoir as an audio book from the library. It is narrated in part by Carrie Fisher

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