Strange the Dreamer

Lyrical and haunting. Beautiful and tragic. Strange the Dreamer is a book that will leave you breathless. "He listened the way a cactus drinks rain." This book is filled with gorgeous sentences, just like this. Even more, this is exactly how you will read this book. Gulping the words in frantic desperation trying to hold yourself back [...]

Review: The Rebellion’s Last Traitor

The Rebellion's Last Traitor by Nik Korpon My rating: 3 of 5 stars Whenever I get the chance to read a post-apocalyptic Science Fiction novel, I am all in. Add in a gritty noir vibe reminiscent of a 1940's detective novel and there's absolutely no way I can say no. We find ourselves in a [...]

#readathon

I realize that I am late to most things Internet. What can I say, I like to discover new things only to find out that they've been around forever. It's my thing. Anyhoo, I recently stumbled on this thing called a readathon. It's a 24 hour reading marathon challenge. http://www.24hourreadathon.com And I thought, that sounds [...]

Crimes Against a Book Club

"But if I'm going to do something stupid, it's always more fun to do it with a friend." Some books are just fun. They grab you from the beginning and take you on an outrageous ride. This book was exactly that. Fun. I think it's safe to assume that we all, or at least most [...]

My Life to Live

Most everyone I know grew up watching soap operas. At least, they watched them in the way we watch what our mothers, and aunts, and grandmothers watched. Reluctantly since if we didn't, we wouldn't watch anything at all. So, willingly or unwillingly, we all knew the plots. My mother watched All My Children religiously. She [...]

March Wrap Up

March was a busy month for me. I ended up reading six books. Goodreads suspiciously has my reading challenge as ahead of schedule. I'm beginning to think Goodreads is just trying to keep my self-esteem intact. I finished the second and third book in the Red Queen series. I have mixed feelings about them. First, [...]