Fake Bookish Neurosis: Schizobibliosis

Fake Bookish Neurosis: Schizobibliosis

So Many Books (by ~Minnea~) Lately, you may have noticed, I’ve mostly disappeared. Where did I go? You see, I got stuck. I’m buried under ALL THE BOOKS. (And other stuff. Like work, and dogs, and cats, and running, and spouses (well, just the one), and chores, and errands, and family, and, you know, stuff.) How […]

Appointment In Samarra by John O’Hara: Read This If

Appointment In Samarra by John O’Hara: Read This If

In a break from form, I’m going to introduce this novel (one that I can’t believe I’d never heard of let alone read) with the description on the inside cover: In December 1930, just before Christmas, the Gibbsville, PA, social circuit is electrified with parties and dances. At the center of the social elite stand […]

The Burning Air by Erin Kelly: Read This If

The Burning Air by Erin Kelly: Read This If

Hello, dear readers, it’s been some weeks since my last post. I finished The Burning Air by Erin Kelly some weeks ago, and just haven’t been able to disseminate my thoughts on the novel adequately. The novel certainly builds suspense with a slow, steadily growing heat. It grows on the reader in the same way – what seems like […]

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight: Read this if

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight: Read this if

Well, that was something of an unputdownable. Reconstructing Amelia‘s premise may be one you’d want to keep at arm’s length (busy, successful attorney mom whose teenage daughter takes a deadly fall off the roof of her fancy private school under mysterious circumstances), but once you start reading Kimberly McCreight’s debut novel (but not her first!), you […]