Book Review: We, the Drowned by Carsten Jensen

There was a time when I didn’t shy away from big books. There was a time when I used to pick up a book set in a place I was soon to visit. There was a time when I traveled. There was such a time before COVID, before kids. That time might have passed, but We The Drowned by Carsten Jensen has stayed with me … Continue reading Book Review: We, the Drowned by Carsten Jensen

Book Pairings: She Would be King

She Would Be King by Wateyu Moore is an amazing and touching story of three gifted teens: a girl named Gbessa exiled from her village in Liberia for fear that her red hair and dark skin is evidence of witchcraft; and two young boys who end up in Liberia after escaping slavery in the Americas. Together they set out to protect the indigenous population of … Continue reading Book Pairings: She Would be King

The Librarian of Auschwitz

“While God’s plan is straight, the way of achieving it is not” – Antonio Iturbide, The Librarian of Auschwitz. A few back a group of book enthusiasts who use #bookstagram on Instagram as a platform to share out common love of all things bookish (aka the Dallas Bookstagrammers) got together for a fun lunch. We were able to put faces to Instagram handles, make new … Continue reading The Librarian of Auschwitz