Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

This is my second novel by this author. The first one was A Gentleman in Moscow which I highly recommend. Towles' masterful prologue still haunts me. I've never gotten so excited by a prologue. It sets the stage perfectly for a flashback of the main character's life. Set in 1930s New York City, Katherine Kontent's… Continue reading Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Newbery Medal-From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Award Who: named after an 18th century bookseller John Newbery What: distinguished American literature for children; awarded by the American Library Association When: every year since 1922Prize: a bronze medal with the winner's name and the date engraved on the backOther winners: https://www.powells.com/awards/newbery-medal/ Novel As I was going through the titles of past winners I came… Continue reading Newbery Medal-From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Book It Babe’s Project 2021

Background. This year I did a major revamp of this blog (see post https://bookitbabe.com.) It was a much needed change for me. I've always been proud of what I started, but it had become a chore rather than a fun and passionate undertaking. Recently, I've noticed that many of the books people recommend have been… Continue reading Book It Babe’s Project 2021

Barn 8 by Deb Olin Unferth

I am not exactly sure how to go about explaining my feelings on this book. There were parts that I loved and parts that I was "ehhh" about. Overall, I do not regret reading it and there were some very memorable moments. I love birds so I was definitely drawn to the book because of… Continue reading Barn 8 by Deb Olin Unferth