Read Harder Quickies: Books About Books

I’m doing Read Harder 2017. I would have read both of these books anyway, but it just so happens that they both work for Task 3 (read a book about books). Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch Publisher/Year: Harper, 2011 Format: ARC Pages: 241 Source: Publisher What it is: After the suddenContinue reading “Read Harder Quickies: Books About Books”

Apples Are from Kazakhstan: The Land That Disappeared

Greetings from Almaty, Kazakhstan! I apologize for the radio silence as of late. I’ve been traveling for almost two weeks now and just got to Almaty following a 36-hour train ride from Urumqi, China. This is the first solid internet connection I’ve had in a while, so it’s been hard to post reviews. So far,Continue reading “Apples Are from Kazakhstan: The Land That Disappeared”

Never the Hope Itself: Love and Ghosts in Latin America and Haiti

I don’t know what I was expecting before I read Gerry Hadden’s Never the Hope Itself: Love and Ghosts in Latin America and Haiti, but any preconceived notions I had about the book quickly flew out the window within the first couple of pages. Hadden was on the verge of becoming a Buddhist monk when heContinue reading “Never the Hope Itself: Love and Ghosts in Latin America and Haiti”