Ever since Covid hit, I've been reading more than ever and getting out less than ever LOL....so I thought why not share my opinions about what I'm reading?! In the next section I've posted my very own 'Reader Rating Scale' LOL I assign a score from this Scale at the end of each review I post. You can find the reviews by clicking on each in 'All Reviews'. You are welcome to add your comments/likes (ok, dislikes too LOL) at the end of each review. Also please send me your suggested titles. I will put them and your first name 'On the Bookshelf' to read and review in the future. I hope you enjoy some of these books as much as I have. I also still do editing and writing..Please 'Subscribe' below to connect with me. Looking forward! Thanks!
Warning: this process is entirely unscientific! LOL I love to read, I love to think about and talk about what I read, and I love to write… so voila! Here I am sharing my opinions, sheerly and merely my opinions, about books as I read them. My reading selections are as oddly mixed as my Spotfiy playlists. I capture highlights in each book’s review and then give it my overall Reader Rating Score. Some books touch me to the core, others move me in the moment like a song or sunset, others amuse, inspire or educate me….I love books…their very existence…the smell in a used bookstore…shared thoughts and creativity of authors across eras and places, classes and races. My favorite book is always the one I’m currently reading . I have rarely met a book I dislike, but I obviously enjoy some more than others. So I’ve compiled this scale to pair with each of my reviews.
I applaud and admire any person who writes and publishes a whole book.
I used a bookmark and it was always in the right place. I picked up this book, read a bit, and put it down again. Reading this was a little like eating a sandwich – satisfying and functional.
I laughed, I smiled. I learned a bit, thought a bit. Maybe my eyes got moist…or maybe it was eye strain. Either way, I enjoyed this book.
Caught my breath a few times, raised my eyebrows, laughed out loud, checked the locks, ignored my phone, kept on reading. Dog eared a few pages to make note of later…. cuz first I wanted to finish reading this book! Interesting conversations with friends about this book while reading it.
Breathless, like sitting in the warm sand, watching the full moon rising over my left shoulder, waves crashing against a pink stained sunset. I rarely read books twice…this one I would. I want more. The whole world deserves to know about this book!!
Books listed here have somehow made their way on to my shelf. Thanks to each of you who have recommended a book. I look forward to more recommendations!
The Deepest Well by Nadine Burke Harris
Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Fifth Season by NK Jemisin
Dune by Frank Herbert
Any books by Jacqueline Woodson
Small Graces by Kent Nerburn
Pirates of Scurvy Sands/Hilde Cracks the Case/Mia Mayhem series
Educated by Tara Westover
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng