Book Reviews

I’ve wanted to get my hands on this book for quite some time and the Clutch 2013 reading group on Goodreads gave me the shove I needed.  Wench is the four-part story of Lizzie, Reenie, Sweet, and Mawu.  They are more than wenches.  In the beginning, before the novel really starts, Perkins-Valdez depicts the change […]

February 26, 2013

Teacher Feature #2

Teacher in Progress

Name: Stephanie Thomas Nationality: French-American How long have you been teaching? I’ve been teaching in France since 1996, though not always to the same public. What are you teaching? EFL/ESL I’m teaching EFL to middle school students. Having done both, I have to say I’ve always been a bit dubious about the EFL/ESL distinction.  English […]

February 21, 2013

Books you should read?

Bookish Stuff

Yesterday, a book I’d ordered from TheBookDepository.co.uk came and as usual I found one of their original paper bookmarks inside the package next to my spanking brand new book, The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal,and the Real Count of Monte Cristo.  Love these bookmarks!  I already have a collection of them; even one that glows […]

February 16, 2013

The Cutting Season

Book Reviews

I received this book last year for my birthday and am thrilled that I finally got the chance to enjoy it.  I don’t often choose to read thrillers but this one was intriguing to me because it takes place in Louisiana and because   one of my reading goals of 2013 is to read more […]

February 13, 2013

Summer Spirit

Book Reviews

Summer Spirit Book Summary: Ryan Kinkaid, a successful gay Manhattan antique dealer has had it with life in New York City, especially his random love life. Ryan has what most New Yorkers want — his own successful business, and a mortgage-free brownstone on West 71st Street. However, at age forty-one he discovers he is lacking […]

February 7, 2013

Warm Bodies

Book Reviews

It seems as if my reading experience at the end of January has gone down slightly.  I strayed from my intentions of sticking to really good sure thing four-star and five-star books.  I was enticed into reading Warm Bodies – 1. because it was the YT book club pick for the 2nd of February, 2. […]

February 4, 2013