Browsing Category

Book Reviews

The Book Thief


VIEW POST

View more
Book Reviews

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

By on February 6, 2016

The Book Thief is one of those books that everyone I knew was raving about five years ago, yet I somehow never managed to sit down and read it. I have been drawn to books about the Holocaust since I was a nine-year-old reading Child of the Holocaust, The…

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami


VIEW POST

View more
Book Reviews

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

By on February 6, 2016

800 pages is my mental limit for carelessly picking up a book and diving in. If a book exceeds that limit, it takes a little more procrastination and a lot more hemming and hawing over whether the novel is worth the effort. Let’s just say, I own War and…


VIEW POST

View more
Book Reviews

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

By on January 31, 2016

Alias Grace was my first ever Margaret Atwood novel. *Gasp* not sure how I made it through 28 years of English-studying, book-loving life without reading an Atwood novel! Why exactly did I start with this particular one? I happened upon a garage sale this past fall that was just…

Beyond Words


VIEW POST

View more
Book Reviews

Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina

By on January 28, 2016

Carl Safina is well-known for his research and work in seabird and ocean ecology and conservation. In his own words, “…what drives my work is a devotion to conservation. And what drives that devotion is my deep love and wonder for the living world.”

This deep love and wonder shines…


VIEW POST

View more
Book Reviews

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

By on January 24, 2016

In January, the bookclub I belong to chose The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters. Here’s how I like to approach book club books: borrow or buy it without reading about it. There’s just something about diving into a book without knowing what to expect! I did, however, read some of…


VIEW POST

View more
Book Reviews

Penpal by Dathan Auerbach

By on January 24, 2016

For those that don’t internet horror much:
Creepypasta: Internet horror stories and accompanying imagery and art that are shared, often copy and pasted over and over, on websites and forums.
r/nosleep: A subpage on the website Reddit featuring original works of horror fiction by online users.

I want to start this review…

About Literary Quicksand

We're a group of ladies with diverse interests who love books, bookish things, and living life bookishly.

LQ Newsletter

Shop Our Current Favorites
Stuff We Love

Daily Boutique Deals

Felici Self Striping Yarn from Knit Picks

Follow us on Twitter