Hector and the Search for Happiness

First of all, let me start by saying that this is my 100th book review and 200th post in general (what?! I have an extra 100 posts on here that aren’t about books?!?)!  I never thought I’d make it this far. To celebrate, (coincidentally) here’s a review of a book about happiness.  Enjoy, and thanks for stopping…

The Geography of Bliss

Everyone wants to find happiness, and Eric Weiner is no exception.  In his non-fiction / travel book, The Geography of Bliss, Eric, a self-proclaimed miserable grump, and former National Public Radio correspondent, tries to find happiness by looking for the happiest places on Earth. With the help of scientists from the World Database of Happiness,…

The Magicians

In Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, Quentin, a 17-year-old ‘genius’ from New York is a young man bored with his mundane life.  Having grown up reading fantasy books, he desperately wishes for something magical to happen to him. He gets his wish, by suddenly being invited to attend a magical college right in New York City,…