Britt-Marie was here by Fredrik Backman
I picked up this book because it is by the same author as A Man Called Ove which I quite enjoyed. This book is all about Britt-Marie who essentially has to rebuild her life after she leaves her cheating husband. The only problem is that she’s not exactly young and she doesn’t have a lot of experience doing anything except cooking and cleaning. Somehow she finds a job as the caretaker of a recreation center in the tiniest town and (well organized) chaos ensues. Continue reading “(35) Britt-Marie Was Here // Bookish Blurb”
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
This is a middle grade fantasy adventure book about siblings Kendra and Seth who spend two weeks at their grandparents house which they learn is a sanctuary for mythical creatures. Continue reading “(34) Fablehaven // Bookish Blurb”
Eat pray love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
After reading Big Magic I realized that this was by the same author and I wanted to read it. I used to not want to read this book because it got so much hype. But guess what, things usually get talked about for a reason. And this one is good.
Basically this book follows the author’s life after her divorce and a heartbreaking relationship when she decides to travel to Italy, India and Indonesia to rebuild herself. I realize that doesn’t sound super fascinating but oh this book was good. Continue reading “(33) Eat Pray Love // Bookish Blurb”
Recently my parents convinced me to go on a boat architecture tour in Chicago. It was a beautiful day and I was able to take some decent pictures despite being on a boat. I hope you enjoy them. Continue reading “Chicago Boat Tour”
In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner
Like many books, I read this book on my mom’s recommendation. She was reading it for book club and thought I might like it. Basically this book is about the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia (something I basically knew nothing about) through the eyes of a seven year old girl. She starts off as the daughter of a prince and then a revolution occurs, one that wants to eliminate all remnants of the former leaders and generally create chaos. Continue reading “(32) In the Shadow of the Banyan // Bookish Blurb”
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
If you didn’t read this book as a child you need to go ahead and read it. I picked it up the other day because I didn’t have anything else to read and I wanted to be comforted. This book did exactly that.
Basically this book is about a mouse, a rat, a princess, a girl who wants to be a princess, and soup. Mustn’t forget about the soup. I don’t want to say much more in case I spoil it but really this book is just so charming. Despereaux is the mouse and is for the most part our main character and protagonist. He is an odd mouse and he does rather unmouselike things which make him the perfect hero. The story takes place in a world of kings and peasants, in a world where mice can talk to humans and the unwanted are given positions working in the castle. Continue reading “(31) The Tale of Despereaux // Bookish Blurb”
Glinda of Oz by L Frank Baum
In this last Oz book, Dorothy and Ozma set out to try and stop a war between two hitherto unknown groups of people in Oz. Of course this ends up being much harder than they anticipate and all the other characters of the Oz books end up coming and having to save them Continue reading “(30) Glinda of Oz // Bookish Blurb”
And finally, our very last stop of the (very long) day was to Scot’s View. This is the place where apparently Sir Walter Scott came for inspiration to be alone and write or something like that. Anyway, it was pretty (but not as pretty as I thought it was going to be) and I got a few pictures (although the lighting wasn’t super good). Yes, I am blaming the sun and not my sub-par photography skills. Continue reading “Borders Trip pt. 6 // Scotland”
In the Company of Secrets by Judith Miller
I had run out of things to read and this was on my Kindle (I got it for free a long time ago) so I decided to read it. I guess it classifies as Christian historical fiction and really it doesn’t deserve its own blog post but I guess it gets one anyway. Continue reading “(29) In the Company of Secrets // Bookish Blurb”