Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

This book was okay. Perhaps if I had taken up The Aeneid in school, I would have appreciated Lavinia more, as the idea of giving Lavinia her own voice was interesting. In any case, the book stood on its own; prior knowledge of Aeneas or The Aeneid was not required to follow the story. TheContinue reading “Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin”

Because Internet by Gretchen McCulloch

Because Internet delved into how (American) English evolved with the internet. The book had a good concept and a good start. I was amused to learn what kind of internet person (there are different waves and subgroups) I was. McCulloch also tackled internet slang (up until the book was published in 2019), which was quiteContinue reading “Because Internet by Gretchen McCulloch”

Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

Us Against You is the sequel to Beartown, shortly after the events of the first book. It’s been a few years since I read Beartown, but that doesn’t matter so much—Us Against You can stand on its own. Since the story was about a community, there were a lot of characters to follow. Some ofContinue reading “Us Against You by Fredrik Backman”