Book Review: “Hausfrau” by Jill Alexander Essbaum

There are some novels that use mediocre words to tell a compelling story and novels that use poetic language to tell an average story. Jill Alexander Essbaum’s debut novel, Hausfrau, is neither of these. Essbaum finds middle ground by telling the story of Anna Benz, an American housewife living in the suburbs of Zurich, in a way that is both captivating and engaging. Read More Book Review: “Hausfrau” by Jill Alexander Essbaum

Books to Look Forward to in 2015

Every year, I make the same resolution. No, it’s not to lose weight or go to the gym. Sometimes I DO resolve to eat healthier or exercise, but that’s not the resolution I’m talking about. Every year, I tell myself I’m going to read more. Less time on the Internet, more time with my books. And even though I’ve already got a never-ending TBR file, I’ve still been scoping out the upcoming releases to see if there’s anything I need to add. Read More Books to Look Forward to in 2015