Book Nerd Alert

My name is Rachel, and I am a read-aholic. Am I in the right meeting??? I love to read all sorts of genres of books. My personal favorites are fantasy and historical fiction. I try to read every chance I get. When I meet new people, they tend to ask me why I am carrying a book around; then, they ask what I am reading, of course.

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell I gave this book an honest effort before watching the movie. I just could not get into it. I gave up after 100 pages in. I love to discover new words in books when I read, because I like to look them up in the dictionary. This book, however, had so many that it was impossible to enjoy the story, due to constantly looking up vocabulary. The large words also made me wonder how much of it is made-up words to go with the storyline, since the book takes place in multiple worlds/universes/dimensions/whatever (not sure, didn't get that far). I gave it my best effort; I wasn't enjoying it, so I gave it up.
Reblogged from Books Are Like Ships :

this is pretty fantastic. not gonna lie.

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds - Farid al-Din Attar, Dick Davis, Afkham Darbandi It was definitely a great story, and the parables were even more enlightening.

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour - Morgan Matson I loved this book! It was fantastic, creative, and realistic...

The Restorer

The Restorer - Amanda Stevens I cannot wait to read the next one!!!

The Gardener

The Gardener - S.A. Bodeen This was an interesting idea for a book... I enjoyed how the ending was realistic (not many books are like that anymore).


Bitterblue - The author knows how to get the reader's attention and keep it. I really enjoyed how everything tied together in the end when so many different things were happening from the beginning that seemed to be taking different directions. Great read!

Howards End (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism Series)

Howards End - E.M. Forster, Alistair M. Duckworth It is definitely not my kind of book, but it was alright. It is a good book to read if you are interested in characters' relationships with one another, as well as for social class in 1910 England.

Joys of Motherhood

The Joys of Motherhood (AWS African Writers Series) - Buchi Emecheta So different than a lot of the books I have read before, and I loved it! Sad but interesting storyline. Liked the way it fit into history. Great, unique read for anyone interested in gender roles, culture change, historical fiction books, or just looking for a good read!

Currently reading

Cloud Atlas: A Novel
David Mitchell
The Help
Kathryn Stockett
Along for the Ride
Sarah Dessen
The Lord of the Rings