Book Review: Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb

Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb My rating: 4 of 5 stars There are  books that you read in which you’re mostly invested in plot. You want to know the what, where, why and how of things. When those stories end it often feels like you’ve been on a grand adventure–maybe the protagonist has been all over the world, overcoming a series of obstacles of increasing difficulty–and you’ve been witness to...

Book Review: Lexicon by Max Barry

Lexicon by Max Barry My rating: 3 of 5 stars Were this the first book in a series, as opposed to a standalone entry I might’ve rated it a little higher. But it’s not, so I won’t. I’ll say up front that I don’t have a problem recommending Lexicon, as it’s an easy, quick* read, that won’t annoy you with what it does. I ultimately liked it, though my review...

Book Review: The Good Dad: Becoming the Father You Were Meant to Be by James Daly

The Good Dad: Becoming the Father You Were Meant to Be by James Daly My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked this book up at the library based solely on the cover photo catching my eye; it was just a whim, really. It wasn’t shelved, but was instead on a table of other books that someone or someones were trying to highlight that day, and I’m really glad they...

Book Review: A Hungry Heart: A Memoir by Gordon Parks

A Hungry Heart: A Memoir by Gordon ParksMy rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a book I’d been meaning to read for a few months, but when it was mentioned recently in one of my favorite photography podcasts, I decided there was no time better than the present. If you want the short answer on whether this is worth reading, the answer is a resounding yes, immediately! As I’m...

Book Review: Long Division by Kiese Laymon

Long Division by Kiese LaymonMy rating: 5 of 5 stars When a book is really good, I’m excited to get to the end to see what happens, but when a book is great, I’m most anticipating reading it again in the future. In Long Division, Citoyen ‘City’ Coldson is a wave brush-toting, slick-talking high schooler, growing up in present day Mississippi. After getting into a bit of trouble at school,...