Drinking while Reading

Being out of tequila is a drag, but as it turns out, gin margaritas are a thing! Not bad, but not the same. I’d been a fan of Anne Perry for years before I discovered that she and her friend were the inspiration of Peter Jackson’s “Heavenly Creatures” (1994). I haven’t seen the movie and…

The Monsters and the Critics

There are four things you need to know about this picture. I have been looking for this book for AGES! Finally it was at Half Price Books!! My friend is absolutely wonderful for getting me this right in front of me without me noticing. If J.R.R. were alive and in front of me, I would totally…

Dark Places

This book was everything it promised and more! It read like a true crime report and – like Gone Girl – had multiple unreliable perspectives. It was fun to try to sift through everyone’s point of view and try to come up with the truth of what really happened and who was to blame. I…

Sarah Recommends

A friend of mine is stuck between two epically long books and wants to be able to make progress on her reading goal for the year (this really is about a friend, I’m not trying to disguise my woes!). I told her I’d make a list of books, she said to categorize them however I…

What I am reading…

I’m about half way through with Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places. This amaze-balls book takes place partly in my home state (Kansas) and partly where my heart lives (Kansas City, Missouri). Libby Day was just seven years old when her older brother massacred her family […]. Her evidence helped put him away. Ever since then she has…

What I am reading…

Instead of The Secret Garden as promised, I opted to travel back to Westeros with A Storm of Swords. By happy accident, my choice coincided with my marathon re-watching of the series (I just started season 3!). As usual, I’m enjoying comparing/contrasting the book with the adaptation; so far, I have no criticisms only keen enjoyment……

2017 Reading Challenge

June 18, 2017 My goal this year is to read 30 books; according to GoodReads, I’m 5 books behind schedule, but I’m not worried. Yes, the year is almost half over, but I still have the rest of the summer and some school breaks to “rush” through a few novels 🙂 Rick Porrelo’s The Rise and…

What I am reading…

I read A Little Princess when I was a little girl, but all I remember about the story is from watching the 1986 mini-series (which, by the way, is practically word for word from the book). I’m about 75% done and, to be honest, I want to make it last a little longer! Next up is The…

Inferno: Book to Movie

I didn’t really care for Dan Brown’s Inferno, especially compared with his The DaVinci Code (which I love!). The plot was not as thrilling as previous ones have been, despite all the promise of Dante. When I rented the movie version, I was not expecting to be wowed, but wasn’t I expecting it to be a complete…

What I am reading…

I love Amy Schumer. “Trainwreck” is one of my favorite comedies and so when I found out that she based some of the plot on her life – especially her relationship with her father – I immediately wanted to read her memoir. But… I didn’t immediately get a hold of the book, however. Luckily, I have…

2017 Reading Goal

This is a bit late, and for that I do most humbly apologize. Last December, I decided that this year’s reading challenge would be more of a goal: 30 books read in 2017. I decided against a list of criteria that I need to check off (after finding impossibly titled or colored or themed books); instead,…

What I am reading…

I made the mistake of watching Angels and Demons before reading the book, and it ruined the story for me. It was weird, because I did the same thing for The DaVinci Code but didn’t experience the same disappointment. Hmmm… I’m about half way through Inferno and I have to admit that it’s nice to be back in…