lisa's reviews

Reading is the only thing in the world I am good at. A lifetime of reading, fifteen years of working in bookstores, and libraries, and an obsession with the written word makes me qualified enough to talk someone's ear off about books.  Now I am getting more ARCs than I have room for in the house.  Let me get back to reading them!

Today
November
23
2016
22
reviewed: Good story laid over a bad foundation
I will always, always pick up any book called Land of Enchantment, and I will almost always force myself to read it no matter...
Land of Enchantment - Leigh Stein
read and rated
2016
28
read and rated
text: A book for the opera nerd in my heart
Thanks to this epic novel, and its author, Alexander Chee I have had every aria mentioned in this book stuck in my head for w...
The Queen of the Night - Alexander Chee
finished reading:
2016
04
text:
I was pretty disappointed with this book. I had hoped it would focus more on the people of Cambodia and their beliefs, but it...
White Crocodile - K. T. Medina
read
text:
This was the first book by Sy Montgomery I had ever read, and it was good, but I don't think I'll be rushing out to read any ...
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness - Sy Montgomery
text:
This book made me glad I didn't live in Eileen's house, but other than the horrifying descriptions of her father, and her lif...
Eileen: A Novel - Ottessa Moshfegh
started reading:
2015
06
text: Year of the Short Story
I am one of the people out there who LOVES short stories. Not all of them obviously, not the stupid ones that try to make th...
2015
05
text: Nice info about octopuses, but little else of interest
This was the first book by Sy Montgomery I had ever read, and it was good, but I don't think I'll be rushing out to read any ...
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness - Sy Montgomery
text:
I was pretty disappointed with this book. I had hoped it would focus more on the people of Cambodia and their beliefs, but it...
White Crocodile - K. T. Medina
text: Dull
This book made me glad I didn't live in Eileen's house, but other than the horrifying descriptions of her father, and her lif...
Eileen: A Novel - Ottessa Moshfegh
2015
30
text: Salem judges and instigators, up close
Yesterday my husband saw me with this book and said, "You can't still be reading that. You've been at it for more than a mont...
The Witches: Salem, 1692 - Stacy Schiff