Reading & Book Reviews

Running list of books I read, finish, and (sometimes) report upon.

Peggy’s books

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
liked it
I enjoyed this one. Reading about other people’s problems is always interesting. It can be fatiguing to read an advice column one after another after another such as in a collection like this. Strayed gives compassionate advice and inclu…
For Those Who Don't Know Chocolate
really liked it
The book starts out with a bang. Al Wassif writes the poetry that many readers have been longing for, poems from the voices of children living in poverty, the voices of those living in a refugee camp, the voices of girls standing up for …
Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax
really liked it
This biography was my introduction to Robert Lax, who interests me as a contemplative poet. His biography intersects with that of Thomas Merton; their friendship and correspondence has been documented in other volumes. Though Lax began h…
The Islands of Chaldea
it was amazing
My favorite so far of the Diana Wynne Jones books I’ve read. a very nice coming-of-age novel that draws from magic, myth and epic, and proceeds in a chronological way towards a satisfying conclusion. Plenty of action and interesting cha…
Charmed Life
liked it
Fun book, full of sibling loyalty, orphans discovering a new family, a castle to explore, and magic. Someone is more than he thinks he is. Painful at times, at least for me, when I want to scream, “Don’t do it!” Younger readers will enjoy.

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