The act of writing always creates something of value. When I'm reading, it is the various manifestations of that inherent and powerful value that I'm looking to capture and share with my fellow book lovers.
From humble days as a bookseller in Colorado, I now live in NYC and work for one of the big publishing houses. I'm always reading a huge variety of books, but you're bound to find more reviews on titles that might not be on every bookstore's shelf quite yet!
And I must also say that it is immensely important to support independent bookstores. Definitely consider shopping with your local bookshop if you don't already!
If you're looking for one then check out the great store I used to work at:
Such an incredible series. I consider myself lucky to be alive in a time where I was able to read this story in its entirety. This is the kind of narrative that feels to be one long tale vs. four separate books. If pressed, though, my favorites as stand alone titles would be #2 and #4. Lila and Elena are the two women who foster a friendship, a rivalry, and ultimately, a uniquely honest love in these wonderful books. The setting is mainly Naples, Italy in the middle of the twentieth century. These books are so very worth your time, and I found myself exposed to a world and a perspective that I continually craved as I got further and further into the series. You've got to pick this up--there is nothing else like it!