Book Review: Educated by Tara Westover

This is a book that lived up to its hype. Educated has graced numerous bestseller lists, was a finalist for several awards, and made the rounds through endless book clubs and it’s easy to see why. Tara Westover’s memoir about her childhood as a Mormon survivalist would probably be gripping enough as its own story. But the second chapter of her life, in which the self-educated author attends both Cambridge and Harvard, is equally astounding. Continue reading

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Book Review: Virgil Wander by Leif Enger

Why didn’t anyone tell me Leif Enger wrote another book??

The author of Peace Like a River showcases his supreme storytelling skills in Virgil Wander, a novel about how a small town and its citizens try to stay relevant in the face of changing times. Continue reading

Book Review: The Secret of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton

I read this wonderful book as part of the “12 Months of Reading Goodness” challenge. January’s challenge is to read a book published in your birth year, which for me is 1966. I’m so glad I did this challenge because otherwise I wouldn’t have discovered this book – it’s over 50-years-old, afterall; vintage, just like me. Continue reading

6 Books-to-Screen I Might Actually Watch in 2019

 

 

There are a bunch of movies and TV series being released in 2019 that are based on best-selling books. I’m not much of a movie person. For some reason, I can spend 4 hours reading a book, but after just an hour watching a movie, I start to get restless. But there are a handful of upcoming movies (and TV series) I think I can easily muster up the attention span to watch – three of them are based on books I’ve blogged about and three are based on books on my TBR list. Continue reading