REVIEW: Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire by Mireille Guiliano

I choose to read this book mostly because of the cute cover, but also because I am becoming more and more interested in business-y books lately. I’m not sure why? I’m not usually a reader of self-help/advice books, but I suppose I must be starting my Grown Up life and that means I must read books that’ll help guide me down unknown paths. Or something. So actually this is not that good of a book Read More …

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine

I love GV’s previous book, Mechanique, and I absolutely adore fairy tale retellings, so I was fairly certain The Girls at the Kingfisher Club would be a huge hit with me. No surprise: it was! It’s not just the fact that it’s a retelling of one of my favorite fairy tales, the 12 Dancing Princess. It’s because the writing was so beautiful, the setting so interesting, the characters so lovable in a tragic kind of Read More …

REVIEW: Mexican Enough by Stephanie Elizondo Griest

I previously read SEG’s Around the Bloc, which I enjoyed but said was missing something. I’m quoting myself here: The only thing that really annoyed me was how SEG never went deeper into an analysis of the politics of the countries she visited, nor her own reactions and actions to those politics. Well! Mexican Enough did exactly what I wanted Around the Bloc to do. I don’t know if it’s because SEG is more tied Read More …