Sea Wife by Amity Gaige

4/5 stars The premise of this book maybe sounded a bit more foreign before Covid-19–imagine being stuck in a small confined space with your family!–but honestly, this made Gaige’s novel all the more compelling. Juliet and Michael (who met at Kenyon College, my alma mater, and this comes up a lot throughout the book–even thoughContinue reading “Sea Wife by Amity Gaige”

The Expatriates by Janice Y.K. Lee

4/5 stars The best books set in a particular city or country will make you want to book a flight immediately–and in a time when we can’t quite jet across the world yet, reading is all we have for the moment. But reading The Expatriates I almost (almost) felt like I’ve already visited Hong KongContinue reading “The Expatriates by Janice Y.K. Lee”

Reading Behind Bars: A True Story of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian by Jill Grunenwald

3/5 stars I have a little confession to make: I think The Shawshank Redemption might be one of the most overrated movies of all time. I’m sorry! I really wanted to like it, but when I finally watched it a few Christmases ago, I kinda thought…. well, that’s it? That’s the movie everyone’s been crazyContinue reading “Reading Behind Bars: A True Story of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian by Jill Grunenwald”

Hi there! I’m Deirdre.

I’m a New Jersey native who relocated to London in 2018. A lifelong reader, I’ve always found structure and comfort in picking up a good book–and spending lots of time on trains, planes, and busses, I always find time to get a few more pages in. I wanted to start this blog as a recordContinue reading “Hi there! I’m Deirdre.”