Landscape with Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson
Fiction / John / Science Fiction / Young Adult

Landscape with Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson

Adam, the main character in M.T. Anderson’s young adult novel Landscape with Invisible Hand, is a misunderstood artist. Much of the misunderstanding comes from the vuvv, the aliens who have taken over earth and forced most people, Adam and his family included, into poverty. If this sounds like some sort of depressing science fiction, it … Continue reading

The Only Street in Paris by Elaine Sciolino
Henry / Nonfiction / Travel Writing

The Only Street in Paris by Elaine Sciolino

“The Only Street in Paris” is a quaint retelling of author, Elaine Sciolino’s, experiences while living on the Rue des Martyrs.  Amidst an onslaught of modern conveniences and big box stores, the Rue des Martyrs is a charming slice of Paris that still strives to maintain its traditional, and sometimes quirky, French identity.  Throughout the … Continue reading

Best Friends Forever by Margot Hunt
Fiction / Karen / Psychological / Suspense/Thriller

Best Friends Forever by Margot Hunt

I feel like all of the blogs that I have written this year are exactly alike! This new genre of wife/mother/girlfriend being terrorized by husband/child/neighbor/co-worker is starting to get a little old.  But…Best Friends Forever is different.  Just looking at the title gives you the first clue – this one is about the best friend. … Continue reading

Book Club Books / Henry / Nonfiction / Nonfiction Book Club / Science

The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

“The Soul of an Octopus” surprised me.  If I’m honest, I’m not even entirely sure of what brought me to pick this book up in the first place, but in the end, I’m glad I did.  “The Soul of an Octopus” follows author Sy Montgomery’s interactions with octopuses both in captivity and in the wild.  … Continue reading