In my recent review of Red Clocks by Leni Zumas, I said I’d write a future essay that went into more details of specific aspects of the story and writing. Well here I am, making good on that promise!
It’s National Tell-a-Joke Day (and also National Rum Day...but we’re not just here to keep track of excuses for you to drink…), and with all the serious things going on in the world, we definitely need some reasons to laugh.
Hello fellow reader, let me tell you something about myself. I am an easy sell for some good cover art. I was immediately drawn to Grady Hendrix’s book My Best Friend’s Exorcism because the cover art is most excellent. Specifically, the paperback book’s cover art, which isn’t the same as the hardcover, is the one that is so incredible. So let’s pretend we live in a world where the paperback is the only one that exists. If you are not a person so easily swooned by cover art, I have good news, this book also contains humor, spookiness, best friends and demons!
My husband presented me with Wolf Whistle Politics and said, “This looked interesting. I thought you’d like it and that it would make you mad.” What can I say? The man knows me.
Today is my dad’s birthday!!! In celebration, I decided to review a book about an awesome dad (because my dad is AWESOME. Ask anyone). Caveat: that’s pretty much where the similarities end between this character and my dad.
Before now, I had never finished a Virginia Woolf novel. See what I thought of To the Lighthouse!
Today is my mom’s birthday!!! If you read my review of (LINK!), you’re already aware that my mom is the person who got me hooked on romance novels. The first one she gave me was a period romance, so in honor of her birthday, I am reviewing a period romance for you lovely readers!
Book/Author: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas Reviewer: Jeriann Age/Genre: Adult Dystopian Fiction Preferred Reading Environment: I thought this was a great bathtub read - this book talks a lot about women’s bodies, so being naked while reading it felt appropriate. Reading Accoutrements: Your Favorite Chocolate. And maybe some tea/water with a tincture in it if…
Amazon Kindle’s “Recommended for You” list got me again, guys! I’m telling you, I need to stop looking at that list or I’m going to have to get another part time job to afford my book addiction (since employers don’t hire people they have to pay benefits to anymore…) This time, it recommendedThe Decoy Bride by Lizzie Shane and I happened to be looking desperately for some kind of light-hearted hijinx to help me ride the tide of emotions from the last book I read. Of course this one caught my attention!
Anya’s Ghost is the story of Anya. The teenaged daughter of a single mother, Anya’s family moved to the US from Russia just before she started school. Anya attends a private high school (the third worst in the state, according to her) where she tries her best to blend in with her all-American classmates.