Category Archives: Rachel Bukey book reviews

The Life-Changing Potential of One Small Annoying Book

I’m moving. Not out of Seattle, but  to different house in a new neighborhood. Any of you who have been through this process probably had a reaction to that first sentence. Maybe a negative one because moving is hard, and it’s emotional.  … Continue reading

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The Joy of Reading

I’ve been thinking about the pleasure I get from reading. I read all the time. I can’t help myself. I should probably get out more. That said, I especially love reading fiction — not just for the refuge it offers … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation?

I embarked upon my own personal summer reading program a couple of weeks ago (see June 23rd post, What’s on my Nightstand), starting with the “international bestseller,” The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker. The New York … Continue reading

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What’s On My Nightstand

Do you ever dream about being interviewed by the New York Times after your novel becomes a bestseller? Yes, well. . .  I love that feature in the Book Review, By the Book, where an author is interviewed and asked, … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For – Ravens by George Dawes Green

I’ve been reading some Southern fiction recently, including Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood, and this suspense novel Ravens, by George Dawes Green, which I’m cross-posting here from my reading blog, Coast To Coast Books.  http://www.coasttocoastbooks.wordpress.com  I hope you enjoy it! The Boatwright … Continue reading

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Road Trip and Life After Life

Driving 1250 miles south on I-5 in three days with my daughter and her forty pound (and not always friendly) dog felt just as you might imagine — long, hot and dull.  There’s no romance when you’re stuck  on the … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Summer Reading

I have just discovered a new author – Christopher Castellani.  Castellani has written a trilogy about an Italian Immigrant family, the Grassos, which begins and ends in St. Cecelia, a small village in Italy where the novel’s main characters, Maddalena … Continue reading

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