Today Will Be Different – Review

"Because the other way wasn't working. The waking up just to get the day over with until it was time for bed. The grinding it out was a disgrace, an affront to the honor and long shot of being alive at all." Today Will Be Different is exactly the book I needed to read! The [...]

The Party – Review

"The interview room is small and square." We begin The Party with the definitions of the word. A social gathering. A political group.  A guilty person. The wording of the title and placing these definitions in the beginning deliciously brilliant, as we know going in that this novel will be an experience on a multidimensional [...]

Heather the Totality – Review

"She was radiant with life even when she was alone, or thought she was." Heather, The Totality is a power punch of a novel. Short but brutally precise, each word is chosen carefully and delivers deliberate intensity. We are introduced to Mark and Karen Breakstone, a couple living in New York. Having married later in [...]

Chatting with Val – The Reminders

Some of you may remember that in early summer I won the chance to chat with Val Emmich, author of The Reminders, from Little, Brown. I was lucky enough to be able to include a few of the women from my book club (@pnwbookworm, @trissinalovesbooks, @thepagesinbetween), and through a series of scheduling snafus and hilariously [...]

Gather The Daughters – Review

This review is going to contain some spoilers, so if you haven't read this book and are interested in it, please be warned. This book is also heavy with trigger issues, specifically, sexual abuse and violence, along with domestic abuse. "Laughter for a boy, tears for a girl." That one sentence summarizes the horror of [...]

Grace – Review

Some books you read in great gasping gulps. You devour them. Each word a gluttonous indulgence that you cannot get enough of. Other books demand patience. They require you to slow down. Rather than devouring the words, you sip them, you taste them. They force you to savor each letter. To let them seep into [...]

A Review: The Last Neanderthal

"Only living things are able to capture energy from the land and use it, but somehow, more than forty thousand years after her death, that Neanderthal was able to capture me." A scientist may explain life in simplistic terms of energy. Living things capture energy. Non-living things don't. But, that description doesn't account for the [...]

April wrap up

Half way through May, and I realized I hadn't done an April wrap up. The horror! The good news, I've managed to write a review for all the books I read, so YAY ME!!! If I didn't post all the reviews on my blog, they are all on Goodreads. FIND ME HERE Here's a quick [...]

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 [...]