Book Reviews

The Scholomance Trilogy by Naomi Novik

Beginning with A DEADLY EDUCATION, Naomi Novik’s Scholomance…

Jeana’s Favorite Reads of 2022

Welcome to 2023! As we kick off a brand new year, I like to reflect…

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

Emily St. John Mandel is a name that many readers may already…

The Art of Bob Mackie by Frank Vlastnik and Laura Ross

I’m a firm believer in the power of sparkle and shine to brighten…

Rebel with a Clause: Tales and Tips from a Roving Grammarian by Ellen Jovin

It seems to me that grammar is one of those things that people…

River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile by Candice Millard

The Victorian era conjures much to mind, and it’s often a word…

Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

There are many stories about the resilience of Christmas. From…

The Woman Who Built a Bridge by C.K. Crigger; Shutter by Ramona Emerson

Deciding to try something new to me, I picked a couple of novels…

Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

Greetings and welcome to my first book review! While I’ve never…

This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub

As Alice Stern approaches her fortieth birthday she feels unsatisfied…

Cool Math: 50 Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages by Tracie Young and Katie Hewett

Let’s face it, for some of us, “math” can be a four-letter…

A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin

In Judy I. Lin’s debut novel, A MAGIC STEEPED IN POISON, certain…

Everything in its Place by Pauline David-Sax and Berry Song by Michaela Goade

A young girl discovers the connecting power of books in Pauline…

Nasty, Brutish, and Short: Adventures in Philosophy with My Kids by Scott Hershovitz

At the risk of alienating some readers right from the jump, I’ll…

The Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra Patrick

When she has time around her three cleaning jobs and family,…