Reading is Love

A blog about the love of reading and books.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day


Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I hope you have fun day! Unfortunately, I have to work, but it’s money. My nephew comes over, but I won’t see him until tomorrow because I will be at work then be at home about 11:00. 😦 At least on Sunday I will see him a bit. Anyway, have a good one!



I Am America (And So Can You)


Title: I Am America (And So Can You!) By Stephen Colbert

Category: Nonfiction, Humor

Review: This was Stephen Colbert’s first book, I just got around to reading it. I loved reading it. Back when he wrote it he was still on The Colbert Report, so that is mentioned in the book, but other than that, you’re going to find nothing different. Everyone who is entertained and loves Stephen will find his crazy humor in it. The book ranges from all different subjects: religion, sports, school, media, sex, etc… In every chapter there is a section where a “everyday person” has written. There is also a little fun part at the end of the chapter that he adds on. As soon as you start the book you can’t help laughing. Reading this book made me laugh and it was just hard to put it down. I hope Stephen writes more books like this soon.

Rating: *****

March Book Goals

Hey everyone,

Well last month was a bust. Job and school got in my way. So I am going to try to just read three books. I have started on a book from Stephen Colbert. The first book he wrote. Stephen is one of my favorite people in the world to watch and read, so that should go by pretty quickly. So I will hopefully have a better month. Have a good night everyone!


Happy Presidents Day/ Blog Anniversary

Well it’s Presidents Day everyone and I thought I would wish you a very Happy Presidents Day. I had to go to school, but that was okay. I just was very happy that I didn’t have to go to work today.

Besides that, the blog has been here for officially 4 years! It turned 4 years old on 2/14/2018. I can’t believe it! It is the oldest blog that I have and I am amazed that it has been here that long. I hope that my reviews have helped you or have been entertaining at the least. Keep looking out for more reviews. This blog is my baby and I plan to have many more years with it.


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Well I thought I would wish everyone a very Happy Valentine’s Day! I spent mine with my parents. Also since it was Ash Wednesday, we had fish from Long John Silvers. So a two-in-one. Anyway, I hope everyone had a great holiday with lots of love in it!


Book goals of February

Hey everyone,

Yeesh. I realize I didn’t put up any book goals for last month. Bad me. So this month is back to doing my book goals. Also, guess what?! The blog will be officially 4 years old on February 16 of this year! Can you believe it? This is the oldest of my blogs and I just can’t believe that the blog has been here for so long. Thanks for visiting and keep coming back for more reviews!

  • History: 1
  • Fiction: 1
  • New Age: 1

So those are my goals for this month. I’m still working with my schedule of school, job, and personal time. I’ll be updating hopefully with at least three this month. Thanks for being patient!




Title: Mythology by Edith Hamilton

Category: Nonfiction, Mythology, Greek Mythology, Roman Mythology, Norse Mythology

Review: Although this book was written back in the early 1940s or 50s it still has a lot of credibility today and I found it was extremely hard to put down. The author did a lot of great research for the different mythologies she covered. Especially the Greek and Roman ones. Greek and Roman are some of my favorite aside from Egyptian and I learned a lot more from this book than I expected. Most of the book is dedicated to the Greek and Roman gods and heroes. It tells the stories of the fall of Troy and other stories perhaps you have never heard about. I wasn’t as interested in the Norse mythology, but I read it anyway. She did great research and anyone who wants to read a well-researched and a book that will keep you interested needs to purchase this one.

Rating: *****

Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art


Title: Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art by Shizuo Tsuji

Category: Nonfiction, Cookbooks, Japanese Cuisine

Review: I got this book from Amazon and it definitely did not disappoint. The author divides the book into three sections. One is a very informative section on the ingredients, knives, things like simmering and boiling, sushi, tea, etc… It is such a well written account of all the different things that go into Japanese cuisine. Part two is the recipes. Although there are recipes in the first section, these are given to use the basic recipes in the first part. Like the author teaches you how to make dashi. So in the second section, you can make dashi with whatever recipe you want to make. The third section is an appendix with comparable weights and fish types with calories. I love this book. I recommend you get it if you love Japanese cuisine.

Rating: *****

Happy late new year!

Hey everyone,

I’m so sorry I am wishing you a happy new year now. I have a job and I had to work on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. So I was really tired if you know what I mean. So I have a book review I will be doing for today. I also will be doing more reviews for this month. I also will be adding more books for the 2018 list. Thanks for keeping with me and have a Happy New Year!


Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea


Title: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

Category: Fiction, Science Fiction, Classic

Review: Jules Verne wrote some really great books, however, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea happens to be one of his most famous books. I bought this since I thought I had read it, but I couldn’t remember. This book is narrated in one person by Pierre Arronax. He is a scientist of the ocean. How he comes upon the Nautilus is that there had been accidents involving what people think a huge whale or some kind of creature in the sea. He goes with his servant on the Abraham Lincoln and meets a Canadian harpooner. When the ship finds the Nautilus the three end up together in the ocean and getting rescued by the Nautilus. For the first day they are locked up, but are treated well. Then Captain Nemo comes out and gives them a room. Their adventures then sort of begin after Captain Nemo explains the workings of the ship. They travel to a submarine forest, find Atlantis, get trapped in an iceberg, battle with gigantic squids, and more. All the while, the Canadian wants to escape the Nautilus and after several attempts they finally do. They never truly find out about their captor or why he hates the land so much. However, he drives the Nautilus into a maelstrom (or whirlpool) and they never hear from him again. What became of him is unknown. This is one of those classics that should be read. It’s first person, like I mentioned, and there is lots of talk about the different species of underwater creatures, which may put you off. However, try it. You’ll find that it is a great book to read.

Rating: *****

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