Review: Rules of Civility

Review: Rules of Civility

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles My rating: 4 of 5 stars Mr. Towles has an uncanny talent for creating charming characters. There is an everlasting spirit of optimism in his style. As with “A Gentleman in Moscow”, I found myself grinning the entire time I...
Review: Daily Rituals: How Artists Work

Review: Daily Rituals: How Artists Work

Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey My rating: 4 of 5 stars Have you ever wondered what has motivated the greatest artists in the world to create their masterpieces? Painters, writers, and composers – this author gives a quick summary of the daily routines...

Review: A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book was 100% charming – I did not want it to end. Count Rostov is everything a reader could ask for in a protagonist: cultured, clever, elegant, brave, patient, thoughtful, and adventuresome. The...

Review: The Sellout

The Sellout by Paul Beatty My rating: 5 of 5 stars Mind. Blown. Yep, meeting this author is a top priority for me. The book is a delirious, maniacal satire of all things racial; no one is spared. This luscious lampoon utterly torches the culturally delicate,...

Review: Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys My rating: 4 of 5 stars In this prelude to Jane Eyre, Ms. Rhys breathes life into the insane first wife of Rochester — Bertha Mason — from Charlotte Bronte’s book, Jane Eyre. This story is set in the 19th century, in a...