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I'm a stressed out mom that works way too much and uses reading as my escape time. I've been really enjoying picking up books that I know absolutely nothing about other than the title and giving it a go. This book roulette has been helping me push my boundaries and read books I likely never would have picked up before.

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38% complete! KnitAFett has read 38 of 100 books.

The Song of Achilles (Hardcover, 2012, Ecco Press) 4 stars

Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and …

Lived up to the hype.

5 stars

One of the rare cases that I absolutely loved a book that I have seen heavily recommended on social medias. This was a fantastic read. I never read The Iliad (and obviously really should, reading more book revolving around the gods would be a fun challenge for next year), so I cannot speak on how it holds up against that. But from my understanding, this is a retelling of the tale from Patroclus' perspective.

The wording was beautiful and there were no wasted moments that were plugged in to elongate the book. Truthfully there was a lot of time that was skipped over to be able to stick to the major moments. I also very much appreciated that the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus was not watered down or skirted around. It was the driving factor behind this book and the story would not have worked without it.

Overall very …

They Called Us Enemy (2019, Top Shelf Productions) 5 stars

Quick with a lot of good information.

5 stars

Takei and his team did a fantastic job with this book. I have to admit that I really didn't know much about the Japanese internment camps before this book. Truthfully, I didn't even know they had existed until families were being separated and detained at the Mexico border. This book was written with education on the events being the driving factor and it does this beautifully. He talks about the impact that he saw on his parents vs the impact on he and his siblings. I feel like this should be a must read for everyone.

The Familiar (Hardcover, 2024, Flatiron Books) 3 stars

In a shabby house, on a shabby street, in the new capital of Madrid, Luzia …

Had potential, but flopped for me.

3 stars

The story was fine enough, though it did drag on a bit. I felt no connection to the characters. I never had a sense of urgency, or an inkling that things wouldn't end up working out fine for the MCs. I did enjoy the setting since I have not read any historical fictions that took place in Spain during the Golden Age. Not mad I read it, but glad it was a library loan so I didn't put money into it.