Book Reviews | The Miniature Wife and Other Stories by Manuel Gonzales | American Housewife: Stories by Helen Ellis


As promised in my review of Book Riot’s April Book Mail Box, I’m here to review the books I received in that box. We’ll start with American Housewife by Helen Ellis, which happened to be the book I read first and the one I enjoyed the least. That’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy it, […]

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 | Brilliant Books | March 2017 | For a Little While: New and Selected Stories by Rick Bass


Brilliant Books, touted as “your long distance local bookstore,” is basically the same as Just the Right Book! You fill out a form, a real-life person picks out a book, and then they send it to you. I paid $185.00 for one year of paperback books, though there are other options. This one was a […]