Archive for April 2016

Book Review: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

Book Review: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
This one comes off the bucket list. A friend at work, upon finding out we shared a love of books, suggested “I Am Pilgrim” by Terry Hayes to me as one her book club had just read and really enjoyed. A mystery/thriller, it sounded a good as choice as any to add my my queue.... Read more »

Does High School English Need a Few New Classics?

Does High School English Need a Few New Classics?
So, I’ve always secretly coveted The Biblioracle’s job. The Chicago Tribune’s John Warner does a great job making book suggestions and I often find myself nodding in agreement. (P.S., John, I just picked up “The Nest” for the very same reason.) And his article today had me recalling a Facebook post I wrote just after... Read more »

Happy National Library Week!

Happy National Library Week!
It’s National Library Week—are you ready to celebrate? In its 57th year, National Library Week celebrates all that libraries are—not just for book nerds, libraries are often the focal point of a community, where people from every kind of background can come together for a common love or a shared purpose. I’ve written about my... Read more »
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Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Having just started a 500-plus page thriller, I knew it was going to be a while before I finished—and feeling the need to conquer at least one thing this weekend, I picked up my friend’s copy of Dr. Paul Kalanithi’s “When Breath Becomes Air” knowing I could most likely finish it in several hours. So,... Read more »

Rainy Day Books for April

Rainy Day Books for April
I’ve got this love/hate relationship with April. In the Midwest, it’s an in-between month. Old Man Winter digs his heels in hard every year, and April is the month that usually is able to root him up and kick him out for the the rest of the year. I love that trees start to bloom... Read more »