Review: Big Lies in a Small Town

For most of my reads I am focused on connecting with a character or finding an experience that resonates with me or at least one that sparks some passion in me. Big Lies in a Small Town did none of that for me and yet I still really enjoyed the read.Β  I signed up forContinue reading “Review: Big Lies in a Small Town”

REVIEW: Binti

Binti is a fabulous sci-fi novella that felt like Ray Bradbury visited Wakanda. Binti is a strong female heroine who is trying to figure out who she is in the universe. Is she the dutiful daughter with her parent’s genius mathematical skills destined to take over the family business? Is she an earth-devoted member ofContinue reading “REVIEW: Binti”

πŸ’ HOCKEY IS BACK!! πŸ’ and Review: Willie

I am a huge Bruins fan and there are many names that resonate with fans in Boston: Orr, Borque, Neely, Chara. But the one that should resonate with everyone across the league is O’Ree. Willie is the Jackie Robinson of the NHL, the first black player to take to the ice in a professional game.Continue reading “πŸ’ HOCKEY IS BACK!! πŸ’ and Review: Willie”

Review & Pub Day – The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry

β€œThis wasn’t at all like her ordinary lackadaisical gallops with old friends or perfect strangers. This felt like being a page of old newspaper caught up in a sudden gust of wind.” β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” If you read the synopsis for The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry, you might think that it’s a simple sapphic love storyContinue reading “Review & Pub Day – The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry”

Review: Walking with Ghosts & Happy Almost Pub Day!

I adore Gabriel Byrne’s acting work, with one of my favorites being In Treatment, this recounting of his life helped me see why he was so great in that role. He is a man who has lived through a lot and has dealt with some of the heavier parts of life. He holds nothing back.Continue reading “Review: Walking with Ghosts & Happy Almost Pub Day!”

Review: Sinking City

Sinking City reminded me of a mash up between Shadowhunters and the Volturi from Twilight (hold on before you judge that… just talking about the structure of magical Italian politics). It’s one of those YA stories that has action from sentence one straight through to the last page. Set in Venice you have all ofContinue reading “Review: Sinking City”

Review: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

I’ve been a little bit of a reading slump since 2021 started so I thought I’d do something I don’t often do, I’d try a re-read of an old classic I haven’t read since I was young. I have this gorgeous old set from my childhood which I had to read with care.My thoughts readingContinue reading “Review: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe”

BOOK TOUR & REVIEW: A Twist of Karma

Ok, I’ll be honest, during this one there were a few times where I wondered what type of book I was reading. The first 30% is about Jennifer’s spiritual conversion to Buddhism at a retreat in Sri Lanka after her daughter’s death, this was a well written treatise on grief and recovery. When Jennifer returnsContinue reading “BOOK TOUR & REVIEW: A Twist of Karma”

REVIEW: Tomorrow Will Be Better

β€œTomorrow – next month – next year. Everything was always going to be better in the future. And suddenly the future had come. It was a brief present. Too soon it would merge into the past to be remembered.” β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is one of my favorite classic novels. WithContinue reading “REVIEW: Tomorrow Will Be Better”

Pub Day Review: Black Buck

“Most superheroes don’t know they’re superheroes until they get caught up in a moment, just like you. Something either overcomes them, showing them a glimpse of their hidden powers, or they’re pushed so far past their limitations that they have no choice by to succumb to whatever makes them special.” “Life, like sales, comes with an endlessContinue reading “Pub Day Review: Black Buck”