The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

“Do you know the best feeling in the world? … It's reading a book, loving every second of it, then turning to the front and discovering that the writer wrote fourteen zillion others. Abbi Waxman created a knockout romance. It’s funny, adorable, and relatable. The main character Nina Hill is an introvert who can’t quite… Continue reading The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

Let’s start off by saying that this is a non-fiction book about how the Oxford English Dictionary was created. It is fascinating as far as I’m concerned (a friend of mine and my sister also agree.) It was such a grand undertaking and I for one appreciate the dedication of the people who helped create… Continue reading The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

I DEVOURED this book in one day. This non-fiction book is so over the top that it almost seems improbable. The combination of mystery, ornithology, biology, and obsession is just wonderful. To protect them from Hitler’s bombers, the curators secreted Wallace’s and Darwin’s bird skins in unmarked lorries to manors and mansions throughout the English… Continue reading The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

Books I Enjoyed In 2019

I realized that at the end of 2018 I wrote a list of books that I recommended (but didn't blog about) but that I hadn't written one for 2019, so here is that list. NF stands for non-fiction. 1. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles- not sure why I didn't blog about this book… Continue reading Books I Enjoyed In 2019

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

This is a book about the Los Angeles Public Library, borrowed from a Miami-Dade Public Library. [a nationwide drive to gather books for army reading rooms, military hospitals, and training camps.] By March 1942, the Victory Book Campaign had amassed more than six million books and had begun distributing them to troops across the country… Continue reading The Library Book by Susan Orlean