Why I have mixed feelings about my birthday: A strange review of Future Home of the Living God

I have been a huge Louise Erdrich fan for years now (you can find one of my reviews here), and when I saw that this book was coming out I was delighted, because I love science fiction and fantasy too, and I never expected her to make such a huge genre leap. Seriously, the conversation in our house went something like this: Me: “Louise Erdrich is putting out a sci-fi book! I have to preorder it so I can read it right away!” Mr. Bookworm: “Christmas is coming up – why don’t you just wait and see if you get it … Continue reading Why I have mixed feelings about my birthday: A strange review of Future Home of the Living God

Top 10 Books Set Outside the United States

One of the best parts about reading is the chance to travel and learn about new cultures without the cost of actually travelling around the world. Here are some of my favorite books set outside my home country. This is in response to this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. The Americas   1. Shadows Cast by Stars by Catherine Knutsson In Shadows Cast By Stars, a sickness has overcome most of the world’s population, and scientists have found that the only cure lies within the blood of those with Native American Ancestry. The main character, Cassandra, … Continue reading Top 10 Books Set Outside the United States

My St Patrick’s Day Read: Days Without End

In the army, you meet a dozen men a month come from Ireland, but you never hear them talk about them much. You know an Irishman because he has it written all over. He speaks some other way, and he is not a great man for a haircut generally, and there’s something about an Irish when he’s drinking that just ain’t like any other human being. Don’t tell me an Irish is an example of civilized humanity. He may be an angel in the clothes of a devil, or a devil in the clothes of an angel, but either way you’re talking to … Continue reading My St Patrick’s Day Read: Days Without End