Talking to Strangers is one of the most important books of the year. In a time where mass communication, often leads to conflict, it is essential to understand why we often misinterpret another’s behaviour, their words and intentions leading us to judge their character and alter our own actions to respond unjustly. Malcolm Gladwell is … Continue reading Review: Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
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
I’m always in search of novels with strong, independent female protagonists to put on the shelf of my little classroom library. “The Lady Rogue” written by Jenn Bennett presents us with Theodora or “Theo”, a seventeen year old young lady with a penchant for crossword puzzles, cipher codes, and the occult. When Theo’s “adventurer” father … Continue reading Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett
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!
Right now I’m reading The Passage by Justin Cronin. Now, I’m not the biggest Science Fiction fan but I enjoy the book when I'm reading it… …but the story just isn’t “calling” me. I’m wondering if the plot is so far-fetched that I’m having trouble emotionally attaching myself to any particular character. I almost formed … Continue reading Do I Stay or Do I Go?