Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars *SPOILER ALERT* Although the title might sound a little bit creepy, the graveyard is intimidating only if you have the misfortune to be one of the live human characters in the book. Generally, the ghosts who live in the graveyard are witty and hilarious. The living people are funny … Continue reading Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

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Book Review: Akiva’s Orchard by Yochi Brandes

הפרדס של עקיבא by Yochi Brandes My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is an important book if you are interested in Judaism or Jewish history, or Jewish. The main thing it does is takes the million Rabbis you've heard of and organizes them in your head: Who lives when, whose student is whom, where … Continue reading Book Review: Akiva’s Orchard by Yochi Brandes

Plain Truth…?

Last night at dinner with some friends of my grandmother’s, I found myself casually throwing out the statement, “Everyone hates the Jews.” I said it without thinking, but instead of getting the expected chuckle, it started a conversation. “Is that how you really feel? That the world hates the Jews?” I was asked a question … Continue reading Plain Truth…?

Collins, Dr. Seuss, and the Mockingjay

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins My rating: 4 of 5 stars So, I've finally finished the Hunger Games trilogy. It was like riding a roller coaster. Once you get in, you're hooked until the end. You're stomach flips over but the rush of excitement is worth it. I was fully prepared to be disappointed by Mockingay. … Continue reading Collins, Dr. Seuss, and the Mockingjay

Book Review: The Time traveler’s Wife

The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have to admit: I didn't cry when Dumbledore died. But I was moved to tears by The Time Traveler's Wife. This is not the kind of book which is impossible to put down. Instead, you get to read it at your … Continue reading Book Review: The Time traveler’s Wife