Book Reviews In the Wild

So far, 2017 has been a good reading year. I’m even a few books ahead on my Goodreads Reading Challenge. I wanted to post links to some reviews I’ve written for other sites in the past few months (in case you all missed me). Cockroaches, written by Scholastique Mukasonga and translated by Jordan Stump, is a memoir from of a survivor of the Rwandan genocides.  What … Continue reading Book Reviews In the Wild

In Defense of Reviewing Mediocre Books #WITMonth

On Wednesday I posted a review of The Case of Lisandra P., a thriller written by the French writer Hélène Grémillon and translated by Alison Anderson. I began the review with a paragraph defending the position that while I felt it was a mediocre book, even mediocre books deserve reviews. That it was unfair to demand that women to produce only amazing books which are worthy of … Continue reading In Defense of Reviewing Mediocre Books #WITMonth