Book Review – The Library Book

As a librarian, visiting and learning about other libraries is a happy experience for me. Even if I’ve not visited the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) before, I feel like I have after reading Susan Orlean’s The Library Book. Orleans uses the story of the LAPL fire in 1986 to write and explore all things…

Reading Project 2019 – The Seven Dials Mystery #3

It’s been 3 decades (3!) since I’ve read an Agatha Christie book. I used to devour her books when I was a teenager. I loved every single one of them – especially the Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple mysteries. I never ever guessed who the murderer was. And it’s no exception with this particular book….

Reading Project 2019 – The Only Story #2

Every time I think of Julian Barnes (which is not often and who also wrote this book I’m about to review), I think of his book The Sense of an Ending, which I have read and enjoyed. I believe he won the Man Booker prize for that book. Well-deserved too as it was a great…

Reading Project 2019 – The Second Cure #1

I heard this book being discussed on Radio National and I thought it would be a great book to read. I was a little bit disappointed with this story. It felt lame and it was too long winded in the first part. The second part was better – more exciting and fast paced. But the…

Reading Project 2018 – CHOICE July 2018 #12

I don’t usually read magazines from front to end (normally I would skim and just read any articles that interests me); but as this is a reading project, I read every single word on every single page of this magazine. Yikes! So the choice of magazine is CHOICE magazine! Ha! Actually, it was the only…