Review: Buddhist Inspirations

Stress has got me down, so I'm out looking for books about meditation and pure comedies. Recommendations appreciated.   Title: Buddhist Inspirations Author: Tom Lowenstein Stars: ★ Being raised Roman Catholic, I explored Buddhism during my late teens thanks to my parents wanting me to experience various religions before picking any single one. Eventually, I decided on agnostic, but... Continue Reading →

Review: Ohio

This is a August 2018 release given to me at Book Expo America. It is a nonfiction, so not really my usual fair. That being said -spoilers ahead. Title: Ohio Author: Stephen Markley Stars: ★★★ People experience events differently. The same moment from two different perspectives can sound worlds apart, so I didn't come into this book thinking... Continue Reading →

Review: The Real Lolita

This is a September 2018 release given to me at Book Expo America. It is a nonfiction, so not really my usual fair. That being said -spoilers ahead. Title: The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World Author: Sarah Weinman Stars: ★★★ This book isn't for the faint of heart. It'll... Continue Reading →

Odd-Ball Reviews: Images First

This is not a single review. No, you have stumbled across an odd-ball review. Thanks to Book Expo America 2018, I have a ridiculous number of short reads. Today - I review the free comics from Images First. They had these all laid out on their table. Take one! Take all! How could I resist?... Continue Reading →

Review: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

This is a October 2018 release given to me at Book Expo America. It is a nonfiction memoir of sorts, so not really my usual fair. That being said -spoilers ahead. Title: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told Author: Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman Stars: ★★★ Though I've seen Will & Grace, I had always enjoyed Karen Walker more... Continue Reading →

Review: Aru Shah and the End of Time

Title: Aru Shah and the End of Time Author: Roshani Chokshi Stars: ★★★★ I hesitated to read this after reading The Storm Runner. However, I wanted an answer to my over-editing versus overdone trope (i.e. the Percy Jackson repetition). After Chokshi's book, I can say that it's neither. Unique and endearing, Aru Shah might just be my new favorite... Continue Reading →

Review: The Lying Woods

This was an advanced reader copy for the November 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: The Lying Woods Author: Ashley Elston Stars: ★★★ Elston's The Lying Woods left me conflicted. The way the town acts towards Owen, the mystery of his father's choices and summer, and the harassment his mother faces made it a hard read. Everyone... Continue Reading →

Review: Phantom Wheel

This was an advanced reader copy for the October 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: Phantom Wheel Author: Tracy Deebs Stars: ★★ Black hat or white - hackers fascinate me. I loved Garcia on Criminal Minds, and while the rest of my family watched Arrow for the title character, I adored Felicity. An interesting pair... Continue Reading →

Review: Words We Don’t Say

This was an advanced reader copy for the October 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: Words We Don't Say Author: K.J. Reilly Stars: ★★★★★ All the bad gets interest, but good compounds too, and Reilly's point, throughout this whole book, is that we have the ability to work toward ensuring the compounding of the good... Continue Reading →

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