Review | Books in the Quarterly Literary Box | Borne by Jeff VanderMeer


What’s the deal with Borne? It was in THREE subscription boxes this month – Powell’s Indiespensable, Nocturnal Reads, and Quarterly. Luckily, Powell’s gave subscribers the heads-up so I was able to skip it, and I don’t subscribe to Nocturnal Reads, so I only have the one copy. Strange though. I reviewed the totality of the VanderMeer […]

Review | The NYRB Book Club April 2017 | Family Lexicon by Natalia Ginzburg and translated by Jenny McPhee


One of the bookish subscription boxes I’ll be reviewing this year doesn’t actually involve a box, so I guess it’s just a bookish subscription. I’m talking about the New York Review Books Book Club. The deal I signed up for included 12 books (one each month, you know) as well as a yearly subscription to The […]

Review Deep Vellum | May | The Outlaw by Jon Gnarr & Not One Day by Anne Garreta


Deep Vellum is a non-profit publisher that primarily publishes works of translation. I purchased a ten-book subscription, e-book and paperback bundle. My total was $103, so they come out to about $10 for each book and I get both the e-book and paperback. They mail two books every two months. You can read my previous […]

Review | Quarterly Literary Box | Borne by Jeff VanderMeer


The Quarterly Literary Box is described thusly on their website: Receive three books a quarter, including a brand new release annotated by the author with hand-written notes, two more curated titles and delightful bookish goods—all delivered to your doorstep. Obviously I’m down with the idea of this box but I gotta start out by taking […]

Review Deep Vellum | April | The Magician of Vienna by Sergio Pitol and translated by George Henson


Deep Vellum is a non-profit publisher that primarily publishes works of translation. I purchased a ten-book subscription, e-book and paperback bundle. My total was $103, so they come out to about $10 for each book and I get both the e-book and paperback. They mail two books every two months. I reviewed two Deep Vellum books […]

Review | The Paris Review 220 | Spring 2017


As I noted in a previous post, when I subscribed to the NYRB Book Club it came with a free subscription to The Paris Review. Though I’ve read stories from this rag in the past, I’ve never sat down and read an entire issue from soup to nuts. I was pleasantly surprised by the content. You can read […]

Review | The NYRB Book Club February 2017 | Like Death by Guy de Maupassant and translated by Richard Howard


One of the bookish subscription boxes I’ll be reviewing this year doesn’t actually involve a box, so I guess it’s just a bookish subscription. I’m talking about the New York Review Books Book Club. The deal I signed up for included 12 books (one each month, you know) as well as a yearly subscription to The […]

Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon Recap


Y’all, I did it! I wasn’t ever planning to make it the entire 24 hours. My goal was to read from my start time at 7am until midnight. I ended up making it to 2am but I also took a two hour nap so that was a wash. I didn’t do a lot of planning […]

Book Review | Soft in the Head by Marie-Sabine Roger


For whatever reason it took me like 8,000 years of being a book blogger before finally getting on the NetGalley bandwagon, but here I am, ridin’ that wagon! My first book was Soft in the Head by Marie-Sabine Rogers, which has been translated from its original French and will be published in June of 2016. Man, […]