Review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Title: Dark Matter
Author: Blake Crouch
Format: Hardcover, 342 pages
ISBN-13: 9781-101-90422-0
Publisher: Crown
Release Date: July 26th, 2016

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Disclaimer: I checked Dark Matter by Blake Crouch from my local library because it was a regional title the bookstore I work at was promoting. This review reflects my unbiased opinion and as a result I am not able to promise a wholly positive review. My apologies in advance.

I decided to do something different with this review. Because I have so many thoughts about Dark Matter running around in my head. I decided to rein them in by answering a few of the Reader’s Guide questions. You can find all of them HERE. Continue reading

Review: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

Title: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Author: Dai Sijie
Format: Paperback, 184 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0-385-72220-9
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: First published 2000

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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie has been on my TBR list for about a year and I was fortunate to find a copy at my local library’s used book sale.

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Review (Sort of): Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

Before I get to the review, I want to remind you of the Jane Eyre giveaway that’s going on right now. If you’d like to win a copy for yourself or someone else click HERE to enter.

Title: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
Author: Issa Rae
Format: Paperback, 204 pages
Genre: Humor
ISBN-13: 978-1476749075
Publisher: Atria
Release Date: 2015
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= 4/5 – Really Liked It. Add to your TBR list.

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I’ve tried to get this and three other reviews done albeit not very hard because I keep finding other things to do. Right now I’m in the process of deconstructing my apartment. Here’s just a sample of what’s going on in my quaint and not so cozy abode.

I dare not show all the turmoil that’s going on. I made the decision to get rid of some of the bulky furniture and visually free up space.

I bought The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (ABG) about a month or so ago and devoured it in a couple of days. Rae is witty, sarcastic, funny (there were some serious laugh out loud moments). Continue reading

Review: Frazzled by Booki Vivat

Title: Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom
Author: Booki Vivat
Format: Paperback, 219 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0062398796
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: September 2016

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Disclaimer: I received this ARC for free in return for providing my honest and unbiased review.

I actually received this last year and forgot I had it – life happened. I found it the other day and decided to read it as an interim break from William Faulkner’s A Fable. It’s a super quick read. I read it Continue reading

Review: The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

murakami-cover-us-201x300Title: The Strange Library
Author: Haruki Murakami
Format: Paperback, 96 pages
Genre: Magical Realism
ISBN-13: 978-0385354301
Publisher: Knopf
Release Date: December 2014

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I was supposed to read this as part of a novella challenge I was going to do, but life happened and the challenge didn’t get done. This past weekend I decided to take it with me on my trip to Vegas and read it on the plane. It only took about an hour – the plane ride and the book.

. . . if you don’t know something, go to the library and look it up.

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