The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett is an apocalyptic novel writ large. Imagine humanity spread throughout the galaxy. Now imagine on the day an apocalyptic event happens, you wake up having survived- not just one of the few people on earth, but one of the few people left on any inhabited planet. The … Read moreThe Space Between The Stars
This well-crafted book had me pretty much screeching with indignation by the end. I’m not sure most people would mean that as a recommendation, but I do. The Breakdown by B.A. Paris is the story of Cass who takes a shortcut home one story night and sees a woman stopped by the side of the … Read moreThe Breakdown
There’s a trend lately in certain kinds of suspense novels toward the most convoluted plot twists in the history of the world. Anything for the “gotcha” moment at the end. But in this voracious chase for slippery surprise, all believability is lost. I seriously try, but my disbelief only suspends so far. The Dark Lake … Read moreThe Dark Lake
It will take a certain kind of person to fully appreciate this book. If, for instance, you could never make it through the densely twisting word-forests of Henry James, you will likely run screaming away to some more easily navigable, clear-cut pasture. If, however, you found yourself enthralled with every belabored word, reveling in his … Read moreThe Typewriter’s Tale
In modern parlance, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo serves up the tea. But honeychild, it does not stop with tea, it continues on serving a twelve course meal, plus some bubbling hot, sugar-encrusted pie for dessert. This is a tale of old Hollywood glamour, glistening and opulent on top yet filthy underneath. It illustrates … Read moreThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
The Lotterys Plus One is one of the most delightful books I’ve encountered in quite some time. Within a few pages I was openly grinning and giggling out loud. Aimed at 8-12 year-olds, I have to say I can think of some adults who could benefit from reading it as well. This is the story … Read moreThe Lotterys Plus One
Bunches of exciting new books have been magically appearing inside my mailbox this month. As I add them to the already teetering piles around here, I thought I’d give you a sneak peek on what some of my upcoming reads will be! Circling the Sun: A Novel Hardcover – Deckle Edge, July 28, 2015 by … Read moreOn the Bookshelf for April!
I’m continually amazed at the current high quality of the books being written in the YA genre. If you believe yourself too mature to be mucking about in the children’s stable, I’d suggest you climb down off your peggy-leggy horse and meet me on the ground to bask in some of the most original, compelling … Read moreDangerous Deceptions