Welcome

Hi! I’m Alaina, a Midwestern who would love to be in a book club except she’s too busy and she doesn’t actually like hanging out with people. But she still has opinions the world needs and a voracious appetite for the written world, so here we are: if you like book reviews, book discussions, beautiful words, fictional characters, and a little sass, please keep reading.

My favorite books are the ones that break your heart — that pull you so inextricably into the world they create and make you feel for their characters, whatever those emotions may be. I think fiction books are best when they teach you something about the human experience.

My second favorite books are the ones that let you escape; when they open a side door and say, “Hey, come play in this world, the one where politics aren’t so terrible, or cancer doesn’t exist, or an average person can turn out to be really special and really change the world for good.” I’m always up for a trip down the rabbit holes.

My least favorite books are math books.

If there’s a book you’d like me to review, let me know! I love recommendations. And if you disagree with my review, let me know that too! You’re probably wrong, but I’d love to talk about it 🙂 (Just kidding — I’m sure you’re accomplished and handsome and smart. Who else would be reading this blog?)

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