Book Review: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Today's review is a little different from most. Since this book is something of a modern classic, there is already an ongoing conversation about it in critical circles. Properly engaging with this dialogue is beyond the scope of this blog post. To a large degree, rather than a review, this is a comparison of the... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: Listen, Slowly by Thannha Lai

Hey y'all! It's been a week since I posted, but it almost feels like a lifetime ago to me. If you read my last post then you know I started a new job this week, and it has been an interesting transition. Going to another library within the system that I have been working for... Continue Reading →

March TBR Goals

Hey y'all! Instead of a post outlining all of my goals for the month, today I'm posting just about the books I plan/hope to read this month. Of course, I still have goals and expectations for myself when it comes to keeping a consistent blogging schedule, writing reviews, and other things going on in life.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Samuel’s Journey by Emma Trusty

Happy Friday! This week inadvertently became something of a Children's Lit Week here at Reviews From the Stacks. ICYMI, on Tuesday I highlighted a new picture book release: Snowball and the Missing Apple (see Tuesday's post for all the info). Today I'm reviewing another children's book: Samuel's Journey: Choices and Changes by Emma Trusty. Personally, I think it is... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Far Away and Further Back by Patrick Burns

Happy Friday readers! Welcome to February, a month of fluffly pink and red hearts, commercials for overpriced jewelry, and cute little stuffed animals showing up everywhere. It is also overwhelmingly birthday-filled for my family, so we have plenty of reasons to celebrate all month long! Today I am reviewing a historical memoir. I don't think... Continue Reading →

Book Review: A Christmas Gift for Rose by Tricia Goyer

Title: A Christmas Gift for Rose Author: Tricia Goyer Genre: Christian, Historical Fiction (mid-1900s), Romance Synopsis: Born in the midst of the hardships of The Great Depression, Rose grew up in Berlin, Ohio, in the arms of a loving Amish family. But as she prepares to marry, she's thrown into confusion when she learns the truth of her birth.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: A Dream of Steam by James Barry

Title: A Dream of Steam Author: James W. Barry Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: December 10, 2018 Synopsis: As the autumn shipping season draws to a close, Captain Thomas McGrath steps ashore to help his ambitious brother William rebuild the family sawmill. Despite Thomas’s aversion to debt, William convinces him to borrow heavily so they might convert their ailing, water-powered... Continue Reading →

Behold: Book Spotlight, Excerpt, + Blog Tour!

Happy Wednesday! Today's post is part of the blog tour for Behold by Faith Potts! Behold is "a collection of short stories honoring the birth of the Savior." The collection will be published Friday, December 7th, available via Amazon. Join me in wishing Faith and Behold a slightly-early happy book birthday!! About the Book:  From two siblings caught up... Continue Reading →

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