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

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

Fiction / Henry / Science Fiction / Steampunk

Mechanique by Genevieve Valentine

Written in a similar thread as “The Night Circus”, “Mechanique” follows the travels of a mysterious, semi-magical circus as it journeys through a now war torn country.  Though the writing style of “Mechanique” takes some getting used to, once you’ve picked up on the pattern of the novel, I actually found the book to be … Continue reading