REVIEW: The Operator by Gretchen Berg

In brief: Vivian is a switchboard operator in Wooster, Ohio in the 50s. She enjoys listening in on conversations until she hears something incredibly shocking about herself. How can she fix this and hold her head up high? The good: The 1950s are brilliantly portrayed. The not-so-good: Bit uneven and I had to concentrate to... Continue Reading →

The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal – Chapter Sampler

In these awkward days, I feel it's important to have something to read to take us away from news and endless refreshing. I'm pleased to share with you today a chapter sampler from The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal. It's a story across time full of secrets and intrigue: Moving from wartime Europe to modern day... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The 32 Stops by Danny Dorling

In brief: The Central Line, told through statistics about the people who live there. The good: This is a great way to talk statistics. The not-so-good: It's a one sitting book. Why I chose it: Working my way through the Penguin Lines series celebrating 150 years of the Underground. Year: 2013 Pages: 164 Publisher: Penguin... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

In brief: A story in three parts about a group of teenagers at a high school focusing on theatre. What is true? What has been omitted? And what are straight out lies? The good: Brilliant writing evokes great images. The not-so-good: The second part had me confused in places. Why I chose it: It won... Continue Reading →

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