Boy Dreamer by Paul Ecke

Boy Dreamer: An Artist’s Memoir of Identity, Awakening, and Beating the Odds by Paul Ecke Stars: **** Morrison Meyer Press (2018) Memoir/LGBT/Artists 266 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The year is 1957. Four-year-old Paul Ecke sits timidly at a foreign… Read More »

River Queens by Alexander Watson

River Queens: Saucy boat, stout mates, spotted dog, America by Alexander Watson Stars: *** Orange Frazer Press (2018) Travel/Memoir 320 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Summary: Two men and a spotted dog restore a vintage Chris-Craft motor yacht and launch across the American Heartland from Texas… Read More »

Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs Stars: **** Picador (2003) Memoir 320 pages Summary: Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. So at… Read More »

You Better Not Cry by Augusten Burroughs

Stars: **** St. Martin’s Press (2009)224 pages Summary: You’ve eaten too much candy at Christmas…but have you ever eaten the face off a six-foot-stuffed Santa? You’ve seen gingerbread houses…but have you ever made your own gingerbread tenement? You’ve woken up with a hangover…but have you ever woken up next to Kris Kringle himself? Augusten Burroughs… Read More »

24-Hour Readathon Mini-challenge: Book Score/Soundtrack

This mini-challenge is from I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read. Here’s what I’m doing: Choose a song (sung or instrumental) that represents a chapter that you are currently reading or have read during the read-a-thon thus far. If the book was turned into a movie, and this chapter was shown, what music would you… Read More »

Short Review of Many Books

I don’t like doing this because I feel I owe a full review to those who sent me books to review but I read these all months ago and got behind on reviews and I just don’t remember enough about them to write full length reviews. That’s part of why it’s taken me so long… Read More »

Swimming in the Monsoon Sea by Shyam Selvadurai

Stars: ***** I received a copy of this book to review from Tundra Books back in the Fall but it slipped into the back burner of books to read. Now that I’ve read it, I wish I had read it sooner! I’m counting it towards the Book Around the World and Young Adult Challenges too.… Read More »