May 25, 2016

I’m thinking of ending things.


It's likely most of us have  been in a relationship where we’ve had this exact thought. Maybe things aren’t going well, and haven’t for some time, and the relationship has run its course. Maybe things aren’t so bad, but they’re not exceptional either, and you wonder why you’re even making the effort. Maybe, like the main protagonist in I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid, something just feels “off,” and while you can’t put your finger on exactly what, you ju...

March 19, 2016

As an ardent fan of murder mysteries, harboring an obsession for true crime TV shows (Snapped, Forensic Files, The First 48, etc.), I was excited to receive an early copy of The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas. This story is about as dark and twisted as a YA murder mystery can get!  


Tessa has returned to her hometown of Fayette, Pennsylvania to say good-bye to her estranged father, as he lay dying in prison. She hasn’t set foot in Fayette in more than 10 years, and for good reason. When Tessa wa...

February 28, 2016

After a very long time, I read a book that I finished in less than 24 hours. That is how engaging The Girl on the Train was.

 

The characters are real and their shortcomings even more so. If the term "grey" had not been given book snob connotations, I would totally declare it the color of the book.

 

Rachel takes the 8:04 am train to London everyday and has made up stories in her head about a certain couple in a certain house that the train stops by on its way. She is close enough to know their silh...

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