Melanee Morin

The Book Nook: Review of Live from Cairo by Ian Bassingthwaighte

The Book Nook: Review of Live from Cairo by Ian Bassingthwaighte

With the regular influx of refugees (several hundred asylum seekers have passed through Cornwall in the past few months alone) and news of constant humanitarian crises around the world, it can be easy to forget about the individual struggles, the human stories. Live from Cairo, a debut novel from award-winning writer Ian Bassingthwaighte, takes a closer […]

 Melanee Morin

The Book Nook: Review of The History of Bees by Maja Lunde

The Book Nook: Review of The History of Bees by Maja Lunde

The smallest creature can often have the biggest impact, and the preservation of the human race is inextricably linked with that of bees. Wholesale abandonment of the hive by worker bees is a phenomenon that has been increasing exponentially in the last decade, named colony collapse disorder in 2006, and has resulted in the loss […]

 Melanee Morin

The Book Nook: Review of The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

The Book Nook: Review of The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

The year is 1915, and young Londoner Eve Gardiner is recruited to work as a spy in enemy-occupied France. She is incorporated into the Alice Network, a far-reaching and talented web of female spies working to end the Great War, run by the fierce and fearless Louise de Bettignies (code name Alice). Thirty years later, […]

 Melanee Morin

The Book Nook: Review of The Stars in Our Eyes by Julie Klam

The Book Nook: Review of The Stars in Our Eyes by Julie Klam

Do you ever catch yourself browsing Perez Hilton’s website, watching Entertainment Tonight, liking a celebrity selfie, or gossiping about the latest Hollywood breakup? In the funny and heartfelt The Stars in Our Eyes, New York Times-bestselling author Julie Klam examines what it means to be famous and why modern society is so obsessed with celebrities. […]

 Melanee Morin

The Book Nook: Review of Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfař

The Book Nook: Review of Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfař

Sometimes humans must travel to the farthest reaches of the universe in order to truly understand ourselves. Many writers and filmmakers are offering fictional responses to real-life advances in space exploration such as Elon Musk’s Space X company and Bas Lansdorp’s Mars One program. Jaroslav Kalfař’s Spaceman of Bohemia fits into this trend, including Andy […]