The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Age: 24

Pages: 76 / 250 (eReader edition); 30%
ISBN: 9781453223970

The Reason for the Reaping: Another installment of “Books I should have read a long-ass time ago.” Continue reading “The Color Purple by Alice Walker”


Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfař

Age: 24

Pages: 76 / 276; 28%
ISBN: 9780316273435

The Reason for the Reaping: Picked this up expecting it to be about someone who gets high a lot. Turns out that’s a really wrong assumption: this is about actual Bohemia (Czech Republic), not the subculture of hippies. Sorry, actual Bohemians. My ignorance is showing.  Continue reading “Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfař”

Bad Things Happen by Kris Berten

Age: 24

Pages: 76 / 201; 38%
ISBN: 9781771960540

The Reason for the Reaping: I saw it at the library and the title’s declaration seemed like a promising mantra for a good story. It’s a short story collection so I guess I should say “stories.” We’ll see if the Page of No Return has the same effect when it’s not a novel. Plus, it’s written by a Canadian! Step aside, Margaret Atwood. Continue reading “Bad Things Happen by Kris Berten”