Master and Commander

By: Patrick O’Brian
Aubrey-Maturin series Book 1
Rating: 3/5

Master and Commander book cover

I suppose I had heard the term before, but I didn’t realize I was reading a classic when I picked up Master and Commander at first. One day, my father asked what I was reading and I told him, and he immediately looked at me and said, “Ahh, Russell Crowe.” When I gave him a blank stare, he said, “Sara, his face is on the cover. It’s a great movie.”

So, if you’ve seen (or heard of..) the movie, you’re already one step ahead of me. Continue reading “Master and Commander”


Caleb’s Crossing

By: Geraldine Brooks
Subject Matter: Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck; Wampanoag Indians; Massachussetts; Martha’s Vineyard; Indian college graduates; Indian scholars; United States
Rating: 3/5

Caleb's Crossing

I was given this book as a Christmas present a few years ago by an especially beloved aunt of mine. I highly value her literary opinion, but I have to admit I was wary of this one. Continue reading “Caleb’s Crossing”

Out Came the Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide in My Family

By: Mariel Hemingway
Rating: 3/5

Out Came the Sun

Out Came the Sun is a pretty average book. Continue reading “Out Came the Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide in My Family”

The Vow: The True Events That Inspired the Movie

By: Kim & Krickitt Carpenter
Subject Matter: Biography
Rating: 3/5

The Vow

The Vow was pretty much exactly what I expected it to be.

If you’ve been living under a rock and didn’t already know, The Vow the movie, starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, is about a young married couple who face a tragic accident in which the wife forgets she ever married her husband.  Continue reading “The Vow: The True Events That Inspired the Movie”

I Can’t Tell You

By: Hillary Frank
Subject Matter: Interpersonal relations; Elective mutism; Letters; Puns and punning; Colleges and universities; Family problems
Rating: 3.5/5

I Can't Tell You

I first read I Can’t Tell You sometime in middle school. And I’ve been recommending it ever since. Continue reading “I Can’t Tell You”