Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King

Despite the fact that Stephen King is one of my favorite authors (as a person), I have only read a shameful amount of his fiction. I frequently watch his interviews and appearances on YouTube, and once heard him talking about a story he was working on; a retired detective is being mocked by one of … Continue reading Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King

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Gone With the Wind – A Reading Journal, Part IV

This post comes to you as a series of thoughts by bullet point. Spoilers abound. -Ashley actually does like her? I apparently misread things from the beginning. Even after that confrontation in the orchard, she is still so wild about him. I've been harboring that she didn't truly love him, but now having thought of … Continue reading Gone With the Wind – A Reading Journal, Part IV

The Girl You Left Behind, Jojo Moyes

I have to say, I was not expecting to love this book. Like it maybe, or more likely to be disappointed halfway through and feel obligated to finish it. It is not a perfect book by any means, and yet here I sit having finished the novel (in two days), and I am temporarily at … Continue reading The Girl You Left Behind, Jojo Moyes

Gone With the Wind – A Reading Journal, Part III

This post is a reading journal, and therefore contains pretty much nothing but spoilers. You have been warned. If you do the right things for the wrong reasons, are you still a good person? My oh my, part three has quite a lot going on, doesn't it? As a short summary, it opens when the … Continue reading Gone With the Wind – A Reading Journal, Part III

Thoughts on The View from the Cheap Seats, by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is one of those authors whose fiction has a distinct style. You can point to something he wrote and say with confidence, Neil Gaiman wrote that. It's in the names he chooses, the subjects he writes about, the stories he weaves, and the language he uses as the strands to do so. After … Continue reading Thoughts on The View from the Cheap Seats, by Neil Gaiman

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, by Katarina Bivald

One of my favorite books of all time is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. After I recommended that book to a friend (she loved it too), she told me she'd heard of a book often compared to it called The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend. Odd title, I thought, and immediately it … Continue reading The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, by Katarina Bivald

Reading Goals 2017

I love goals. It's probably the #plannergirl part of me, or maybe I'm just a straight up nerd (or would it make me a geek?), but goals are seriously awesome. Not only do they give you a 'plan' to follow, but the sense of satisfaction once you've completed a goal is hard to compare. I've been … Continue reading Reading Goals 2017

Gone With the Wind, A Reading Journal – Part II

[Please be aware this post is full of spoilers!] It is difficult to know where to start with this entry, so much has happened in the second section of this novel...and yet it has ended in virtually the same place as the one before it. Scarlett, while she has been through many life altering events … Continue reading Gone With the Wind, A Reading Journal – Part II

Leaving Time, Jodi Picoult

Sometimes you just want a book that will grab you early and keep you turning the pages the whole time. I picked up Leaving Time exactly for that reason; Jodi Picoult is pretty reliably compelling, whether it's a controversial subject, a thrilling court case (...or both), or a mystery (like this one). Leaving Time is the story of … Continue reading Leaving Time, Jodi Picoult