Blog Tour & Giveaway: “Beauty and Attention” by Liz Rosenberg

Beauty and Attention by Liz Rosenberg is the story of a 1950s New York socialite who feels stifled by the options available to a respectable young lady in society. When Libby Archer is orphaned, she decides to leave New York to visit relatives abroad, even though she has a suitor at home. Libby wants freedom andRead more

“Lady Killer Vol. 1” by Jamie Rich & Joelle Jones

Clearly when I named my blog Books Without Any Pictures I never imagined myself getting into graphic novels. This is kind of a new thing for me still, but I’m digging it. The latest in my lineup is Lady Killer, which was recommended to me by a friend. The plot in a nutshell: A 1950s housewife named Josie moonlightsRead more

“Wonder Women” by Sam Maggs

Wonder Women by Sam Maggs is a collection of vignettes of inspirational women in science, technology, engineering, and math (or STEM). The book is divided into 5 main sections: Women of Science, Women of Medicine, Women of Espionage, Women of Invention, Women of Innovation, and Women of Adventure. These sections are interspersed with interviews from currentRead more

“The Invasion of the Tearling” by Erika Johansen

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen continues the riveting story of a young queen’s struggle to stay true to her ideals in the face of impending doom.  In the previous book, Kelsea Raleigh chose to end human trafficking to the nearby country of Mortmense, and as a result, the Red Queen is now poisedRead more

“The Jewel” by Amy Ewing

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The Jewel is a young adult novel set in a world where the privileged social class has become so inbred that they can no longer have their own children.  However, some poor children are born with a genetic mutation that gives them the power to influence an object’s characteristics, including color and growth.  These girlsRead more

“Six-Gun Snow White” by Catherynne Valente

Six-Gun Snow White combines the mythos of the Wild West with the familiar story of Snow White, crafting a poignant story of what it’s like to be an outsider.  The story begins when Mr. H., a silver baron, coerces a Native American woman named Gun Who Sings to be his wife.  Gun Who Sings doesn’tRead more

“The Idiot” by Dostoevsky

  “The Idiot” is one of Dostoevsky’s most intriguing novels, as it is Dostoevsky’s attempt to write a novel about a character who is purely good.  I studied this book in undergrad and so could go on about it for hours, but I shall try to be a bit more succinct. Prince Myshkin is theRead more