Review: Dead Sleep by Greg Iles

Dead Sleep by Greg Iles was our latest selection for book club. I finished the book last week, but had held off on writing the review in the hopes of doing another book club review. However, since only three people read the book at the meeting (including me), we did not end up discussing the … Continue reading Review: Dead Sleep by Greg Iles

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WWW Wednesday (01-17-18)

Hi friends! WWW Wednesday is a meme currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Game plan is simple – answer the three questions and leave a link on Sam’s post. Kind of like Goodreads but more intentional. The Three Ws are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish … Continue reading WWW Wednesday (01-17-18)

Review: The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall

George Woodbury is a beloved science teacher who once saved the local school from an armed shooter. Fast forward a decade and the same science teacher is in prison after being accused of sexual misconduct with four students. The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall is the story of the family as they await … Continue reading Review: The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall

Monday Milestones: Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza is the perfect balm for this ex-New Yorker's soul. I remember when I lived in the city the immense pressure put on you by the fitness community to be up to date: in the know of all the hottest classes and events, a visitor to all the … Continue reading Monday Milestones: Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

Review: The Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus

It's the 1870s and the United States Government has made an agreement with the Cheyenne: 1000 white women as brides in exchange for 300 horses. A secret program, this exchange takes place right before the end of the American Indian War... One of the biggest shames of our nation's past. The Vengeance of Mothers by … Continue reading Review: The Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus

Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

So I feel like I am one of the last people in the universe who has read The Martian by Andy Weir. And appropriately enough, it was my last read of 2017. I just had no idea how good it was going to be. Another lesson in not judging a book by its cover (I … Continue reading Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Review: The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies was published this summer after being widely read throughout the UK. The story follows Gwen, who upon meeting the widower Laurence gets married and moves to Ceylon where he owns a tea plantation. The perfect, idyllic life right? Not quite. Ceylon has secrets. The biggest mystery being what … Continue reading Review: The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

Book Review: Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

"The 'book' about Fairfield was like the narrative of his life Mr. Carnegie wascrafting. I sat back and watched him wield his 'words' like a painter wields his brush, each a masterly stroke in the creation of a seamless whole. Except I was not witnessing the creation of an average painting, I realized. I was … Continue reading Book Review: Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict