18 01, 2017

Review: THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE ON EARTH by Lindsey Lee Johnson

By | Wednesday, January 18, 2017|9 Comments

I have to be honest and tell you how uncomfortable this book made me. In reading about these high school kids fumble through their social and educational settings, I had a knot in the pit of my stomach. I don't want to think about those years, those uncomfortable settings, allowing things spin out [...]

13 12, 2016

Review: THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers

By | Tuesday, December 13, 2016|0 Comments

THE CIRCLE explores the problem of oversharing in social media. The Circle is a large internet provider that requires honesty in it's users. There are no pseudonyms, only one form of identity, and fraud is a thing of the past. The internet company branches out to encourage its uses to become transparent, broadcasting [...]

5 12, 2016

Review: COMMONWEALTH by Ann Patchett

By | Monday, December 5, 2016|5 Comments

This story follows an epic family that has their story accidentally go public. COMMONWEALTH starts at the christening party for Franny. Bert invites himself to this party and kisses the mother, who is married to his cop colleague Fix. This act destroys two marriages but unites two families. Six kids grow up sharing [...]

7 11, 2016

Review: CERTAIN DARK THINGS by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

By | Monday, November 7, 2016|1 Comment

It has been a minute since I read a good vampire novel. CERTAIN DARK THINGS was an adult story about vampires. This story takes place in Mexico City, one of the many cities in the world that doesn't allow vampires. There are many different species of vampires in this story. Atl is perhaps [...]

29 07, 2016

Review: THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF IVAN ISAENKO by Scott Stambach

By | Friday, July 29, 2016|8 Comments

This story was really emotional for me. The author begins as if he found this journal and allows Ivan's own words to tell the story. I began reading and actually fell for the author's introduction.It doesn't matter if this is a true story or not. It is deliberately moving, extremely witty, and a [...]

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