I went down the Google rabbit hole after I read this novel. I simply had to find out if there were, in fact, Sin Eaters that existed in history. And you know what? There was! “ A Sin Eater is a person who consumes a ritual meal in order to spiritually take on the sins … Continue reading Sin Eater by Megan Campisi
It Will Just Be Us By Jo Kaplan Well, this book has all the trappings of a good gothic horror story: a creepy house, unsettled spirits, the ability to prophesize, and a madwoman (or is it mad women? You decide). Besides being creepy and downright unsettling, it also is a story about nature vs. nurture … Continue reading “It Will Just Be Us” by Jo Kaplan
The Heart and Other Monsters by Rose Anderson In this non-fiction piece, Rose Anderson writes of the death of her younger sister due to a drug overdose. Her sister’s death serves as the focus of this memoir, and around it, Anderson shares her own personal history. The memoir seems to serve as a means of … Continue reading The Heart and Other Monsters
The Night Swim by Megan Goldin Thank you Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for sending me a free advanced copy of The Night Swim. This book turned out to be a good distraction during this time of quarantine. It was an easy read and didn't require a lot of concentration...which is just the only type … Continue reading The Night Swim
Things in Jars by Jess Kidd I read this novel in a day. And it wasn’t because it was practising social distancing and had nowhere to go and nothing to do (ok, maybe that was a smidge of the reason). But mostly it was the kind of novel where I had to put life on … Continue reading Things in Jars
What interesting times we live in! For those of you who are looking for book titles for kiddos in junior and senior high, I've compiled a list of books I've read and recommend and a few titles I haven't read but were recommended by various publishing houses and educational websites. Weblinks for more information concerning … Continue reading What to Read During Social Distancing
I was lucky enough to be sent an advanced copy of The Unexpected Spy through Macmillan and Netgalley. This is the true story of a young woman’s experience being recruited by the CIA right out of university and getting immersed into the world of searching for terrorist activity. She then makes a move to the … Continue reading The Unexpected Spy
I was given an advanced reading copy of When We Were Vikings By Simon and Schuster. This is a wonderful story of a young woman given a life filled with all sorts of battles. Zelda is up for the fight. She has a fascination with the Vikings, in fact, she believes she is a Viking. … Continue reading When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald
If you leave a door half-open, soon you’ll hear the whisper spoken. If you play outside alone, soon you won’t be going home. If you widow’s left unlatched, you’ll hear him tapping at the glass. If you’re lonely, sad and blue, The Whisper Man will come for you. … Continue reading The Whisper Man by Alex North
I Will Make You Pay by Teresa Driscoll I received an advanced copy of “I Will Make You Pay” by Teresa Driscoll. I do love a good psychological thriller, and this one is just that. Ok, this novel creeped me out slightly when I first began reading- nothing like answering a phone call and receiving … Continue reading I Will Make You Pay by Teresa Driscoll
Our book club FINALLY met last week (thank you Pam for hostessing)! We are a month late because life was über complicated for several of us, as life is wont to be, but meet we did indeed! And it was a wonderful celebration of friendship and reading! So many book suggestions!! ALL of them calling … Continue reading More Book Club Selections for 2015!
Summer! Sand, surf, BBQs, fruity drinks with umbrellas, and books! Lots and lots of books. I see summer as a time of literary exploration where I can muck about with titles and tombs I wouldn't normally reading during the year because spare time is at a premium. Classics, gothic, mystery, crime, horror, historical. I keep … Continue reading Hurray for Summer Reading!
I've gotten smarter. Whenever I come across a title of a book that looks like an absolutely delightful read I type it into Notes on my iPhone. I know, I know, a logical solution to keeping track of a literary wish list. But it did take me awhile to clue into the fact that this … Continue reading THE list.