Master and Commander

By: Patrick O’Brian
Aubrey-Maturin series Book 1
Fiction
1970
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”

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The Crimson Petal and the White

By: Michel Faber
Fiction
2002
Subject Matter: Great Britain; History; Victoria, 1837-1901; Perfumes industry; London; England; Young women; Prostitutes
Rating: 4/5

The Crimson Petal and the White

The first thing I did after finishing this book was sit back and take a long, deep breath.

I fell in love with this book from the get-go. Michel Faber has one of the most original, inviting writing styles I’ve come across in a while. Continue reading “The Crimson Petal and the White”

A Thousand Splendid Suns

By: Khaled Hosseini
Fiction
2007
Subject Matter: Families; Afghanistan
Rating: 5/5

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Deep. Breath.

A Thousand Splendid Suns is heavy stuff.

I approached this one with a lot of skepticism. Continue reading “A Thousand Splendid Suns”

Worth

There are moments in time when things become hard to grasp. You know that all you need is perspective, but things are happening, and your boss is in your face and the words are on you and that’s that and perspective is gone.

Your worth isn’t your job. Continue reading “Worth”