My review of Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. This was a book club pick and we watch the movie for it. I also go into what I can learn from it as an aspiring author.
Category Archives: Book Recommendations
Book Rec: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
My review for A Gathering of Shadows is the second book in V.E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic series.
Book Rec: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
My review of A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. It has excellent characters and a riveting world.
Book Rec: Price of a Rose by Byrd Nash
My review of Price of a Rose by Bryd Nash. I learned a lot from this novella from an aspiring writer’s point of view.
Book Rec: Dance of Hearts by Byrd Nash
My review for Dance of Hearts by Bryd Nash. It is a Cinderella retelling with some magic.
Book Rec: The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Book’s Basics Title: The Princess Bride Author: William Goldman Series: Stand alone Genre: Adventure, fairytale feel, bit of romance Format: Audiobook Length: 2 1/2 hours Initial Reaction: I grew up with the movie and I had the same nostalgia listening to the book. Summary Buttercup is on track to being the most beautiful womanContinue reading “Book Rec: The Princess Bride by William Goldman”
Book Rec: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
The Book’s Basics Title: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Author: Jenny Han Series: Yes Genre: YA Romance Length: 368 pages Initial Reaction: It was cute, had dynamic characters, and also addressed important issues. Summary Lara Jean has loved five boys in her life. She has never told them, instead deciding to let themContinue reading “Book Rec: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han”
Book Rec: The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
The Book’s Basics Title: The Radium Girls Author: Kate Moore Series: No. Genre: Non-fiction, but told like a story. Length: 480 pages Initial Reaction: Anger that women were treated this way, but grateful that working conditions have improved. Summary This book explores the stories of women who worked as painters in the early to midContinue reading “Book Rec: The Radium Girls by Kate Moore”
Introducing the Reading to Write Series
An overview of a new series where I will be reading books by specific authors and will try to learn from them to improve my own writing.
Book Rec: A Touch of Death by Rebecca Crunden
I have mixed feelings about this book. In some regards it was good, but it needed a bit more polishing and there were a couple of aspects that I found to be problematic.