Usually brief and always honest, i open boxes features mostly book reviews, with plans for the very occasional post about other noteworthy buys and particularly notable booze. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know me as @seekingeloquence.

Latest Book Reviews

  • Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala
    This cozy mystery is filled with charming surprises, curious revelations, and delightful nods to Filipino-American food, life, and culture.
  • The Last Exiles by Ann Shin
    In an incredibly moving chronicle of love, hope, desperation, and perseverance, a young North Korean couple risks life and limb to escape the country and reunite. It begs the question: What would you be willing to do in order to survive?
  • Gild by Raven Kennedy
    Gild is a riveting and twisty retelling of King Midas’ tale, and book #1 in Raven Kennedy’s Plated Prisoner series.
  • Black Water Sister by Zen Cho
    In Black Water Sister, elements of fantasy, horror, and even dark comedy intertwined to create a thoroughly enjoyable tale.
  • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
    In a concise yet expressively written narrative, Matt Haig serves up a universal message of hope— for when all you see in front of you is despair.
  • A Girl Like You by Cari Scribner
    A Girl Like You is an enjoyable romp that reels you into Jessica’s slice of post-menopausal singledom— online dating disasters, sexual triumphs, and all.

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