I read The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley this month. The book is a mystery set in 1950 and features 11 year old Flavia de Luce living in the English countryside. Flavia explores her father's past in order to solve a very bizarre death that occurred at dawn in the de Luce garden. At the bottom of the whole situation is a jack snipe bird with an orange, English stamp upon its beak.
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the…Continue
A list of 12 places I must visit in my life, with some explanations.
1. Russia - My spirit's nationality.
2. France - I have to test out my minimal French-speaking skills.
3. Egypt - The pyramids!
4. Indonesia - Eat Pray Love.
5. Great Barrier Reef - For the scuba diving.
6. Spain - Architecture/churches.
7. Kazakhstan - Steppe.
8. Nepal - Tiger.
9. Greece - Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
10. Italy - It's a…Continue
This month I picked up another book from the "must read" table at Barnes and Noble due to the success last time. I read The Dinner by Herman Koch. This book is quite literally about a dinner. Two couples sit down to talk about their children's antics and off it goes from there.
Usually I don't like mysteries, but this author really reeled me in. The actually plot of the stories isn't too interesting, but the style of writing made it a very enjoyable read…Continue
In March, I read the book We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo. The book is about a young girl, Darling, growing up in a poverty-stricken Zimbabwe and then moving in with her aunt in America.
I had much higher expectations for this book, because this could be a very interesting subject to write about with a lot of potential. I felt that We Need New Names just skimmed the top of a subject that otherwise has much depth to it. I was originally…Continue