Archive for January, 2015

let’s review: greenglass house

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

This cozy YA read brings together a quirky cast of characters in an old inn with stained glass windows and a story to tell. Milo is looking forward to a peaceful holiday break with his parents, owners of Greenglass House, but instead a series of enigmatic guests arrive one by one, each with an elusive [...]

let’s review: the strange library

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Murakami’s recent novella packs in plenty of odd and creepy into a uniquely designed, visually-enhanced story of a naïve boy who finds himself trapped in the dark basement quarters of a macabre library. A grisly old man has a terrifying plan, and the boy plots his escape along with a voiceless, dreamlike girl and an imprisoned [...]

the next best west adventure

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

The turning of a page, and a brand new year. 2015 is split in half: the first part is familiar, the next part’s a blank slate. This summer, we’ll be saying yes to new adventures as we leave Indy and move to Portland, Oregon. What began as an inkling of an idea is becoming a reality: I’ll be [...]

my year in books

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

In 2014 I read 45 books: 14 novels, 17 YA/teen, 11 non-fiction/memoir, and 3 graphic novels. Here are some of my favorites: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell: because her relatable characters and their witty banter made me laugh out loud. Glaciers by Alexis M. Smith (re-read): because her writing makes me want to write like that. [...]