Review: Beartown

Review: Beartown

Rating: TW: rape, homophobia Honestly, I don’t want to write this review. I realize a three star rating isn’t bad, but I had such high hopes for this one that giving it anything less than four stars feels like a betrayal. If we’re being frank, Beartown is about a rape in a small town. When [...]

When Dimple Met Rishi

When Dimple Met Rishi

This was a momentous occasion in my reading life, because I self-proclaimed Misster Reader did not finish this book. Granted, I am still counting it as a read book, because I read the vast majority of it until I realized there really was no point in continuing. Originally, I thought I might force myself to [...]

January Shop Update

January Shop Update

Hello lovely missters! It has admittedly been a bit of a minute since I last posted or updated you on anything. It seems to me that I always remember I have a blog at the beginning of each new year, and then forget about it all some time in May or June. At the very [...]

Wilder Girls

Wilder Girls

Rating: I think every review I write should just have a built in this is a difficult book to rate introduction, but hey I can't help the fact that I overthink things to a T. I think the issue mainly resides in my overwhelming love and appreciation of an idea, but then grappling with the [...]

Everything All At Once

Everything All At Once

Rating: Eh, if by Everything All At Once we're referring to the lack of substance until the last twenty pages, then yes I'd say that's a pretty accurate title. For the last few months I’ve heard a lot of hype surrounding Katrina Leno. Albeit, more toward Summer of Salt than anything else. However, I thought I’d start [...]

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Rating: A few weeks ago I watched the first episode of Pandemic on Netflix. Like many, the fear of COVID-19 was barely trickling into my nervous system. In the documentary there was a brief mention of Elizabeth Holmes and her fraudulent company Theranos. However, apart from mentions of deceit, not much was delved into. Resolute, I [...]

Imaginary Friend

Imaginary Friend

Rating: This truly was not it. It’s a real shame it wasn’t, because right from the start you can tell how much this story means to the author. Every word was chosen with care and thought. It’s as if the author had been honing and perfecting the novel for years. Unfortunately, this just rendered the [...]