Archive for September, 2014

september book club: the angel of losses

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

  Our second pick in the year of the book club was The Angel of Losses by Stephanie Feldman, which initially caught my eye due to its History of Love comparison, as mentioned in my review. General consensus: this book was interesting but slow. While the Jewish folklore and mystical elements were intriguing, the story sometimes [...]

let’s review: the angel of losses

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Stephanie Feldman’s debut novel, The Angel of Losses, tells the story of Marjorie and her family, interwoven with the stories of The White Rebbe and Jewish folklore. These mystical tales come further into light through a set of notebooks left behind by Marjorie’s grandfather, Eli. Even though he has passed away, Eli still comes to [...]

let’s review: the interrupted tale

Friday, September 12th, 2014

In the fourth book of Maryrose Wood’s Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series, The Interrupted Tale, governess Penelope Lumley and her wolfish yet mostly well-mannered charges, the Incorrigible children, are invited to visit Penelope’s alma mater, the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, where Penelope is to give a speech demonstrating her success since graduating from Swanburne. [...]

let’s review: four

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Four: A Divergent Story Collection includes four stories and three additional scenes from the perspective of Tobias, or Four, beginning just before his own Choosing Day, and meeting up with the timeline of Divergent, where his path crosses with Tris.’ Although at times revisiting these scenes and stories that have already occurred feels anticlimactic, shifting the view [...]