Book Review: Little Anodynes by Jon Pineda

Title: Little Anodynes: Poems
Author: Jon Pineda
Year: 2015
Pages: 72
Date Read: March 25, 2017
Format: Paperback
Genre: P
Rating: ★★★★

Summary: A collection of poems covering biracial identity, loss, and fatherhood.

Favorite Poems: “Umpteenth,” “Kundiman,” “Ellipses,” and “Little Anodynes”

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Book Review: Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery

Title: Anne of the Island
Series: Anne of Green Gables #3
Author: L.M. Montgomery
Year: 1915 (ed. 1983)
Pages: 272
Dates Read: March 17-24, 2017
Format: Paperback
Genres: CH, R, YA
Rating: ★★★
Note: Slightly spoilery.  If you haven’t read the first two books or seen any adaptation of these novels, you may not want to read this review, but there’s nothing in here that could ruin them for you.

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Book Review: Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

Author: Daisy Goodwin
Year: 2016
Pages: 404
Dates Read: March 15-20, 2017
Format: Kindle (and Audible)
Genres: HF, R
Rating: ★★★★
Summary: A coming-of-age story focusing on Queen Victoria’s beginning as one of the longest-ruling monarchs of Great Britain. 

Favorite Quote: “How was it possible that her body should react so violently to someone she found so difficult?”

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Spring Covers

It’s officially spring!  Even though it doesn’t quite feel like spring here yet, I thought I’d try to get myself into the mood by finding book covers that make me think of spring.  I searched through my books to find the covers that most reminded me of spring because I thought that, by making this post the first of what I hope to be many to come, I could find some sort of blogging inspiration.

While these aren’t necessarily books I’ll read this spring–or even books that are remotely about spring–I like their covers and think they have a nice spring-y feel to them.  So, here they are!
*These are the ones I’ve read.










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