Career of Evil: Read This If

Career of Evil: Read This If

I’m generally a big fan of Robert Galbraith, AKA JK Rowling –  Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm were tightly crafted and compelling reads. Career of Evil ever so slightly disappoints – it feels like the book itself was rushed. There were a few points that I had to reread because suddenly Cormoran was walking when […]

Cartwheel by Jennifer duBois: Read This If

Cartwheel by Jennifer duBois: Read This If

I’m rather behind on writing about what I read, but I really did enjoy this novel, as I suspect I might enjoy most things Jennifer duBois writes. I adored A Partial History of Lost Causes a couple years ago (wait, 3 years? How can it have been that long?) and was disappointed in myself for […]

The Tusk That Did the Damage: Read This if

The Tusk That Did the Damage: Read This if

In The Tusk That Did the Damage, Tania James has crafted a heartbreaking novel told from several perspectives: “The Elephant,” known as the Gravedigger; Emma, “The Filmmaker;” and Manu, “The Poacher.” The timeline was occasionally hard to follow – the story jumped back and forth from present to recent past. The Gravedigger’s portion was mostly […]

Movie-going days of yore 

Movie-going days of yore 

  I just figured out why I never go to the movies anymore. In my 20s, I lived in NYC – if a movie had been released anywhere, it was there somewhere, withe multiple theaters and times to choose from. I went often enough to see trailers of upcoming films to know what I’d want […]

Our Endless Numbered Days: Read This If

Our Endless Numbered Days: Read This If

Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller is not necessarily something I might have found on my own, and I certainly would have missed out. From its description – a survivalist father takes his 8 year old girl to a remote hut in the woods and tells her that everyone else is dead – and […]