Night Film by Marisha Pessl: Read This If

Night Film by Marisha Pessl: Read This If

What a trip! I just finished Night Film by Marisha Pessl, and it was a fantastic novel with which to start the year – a good fall/winter read. I read Special Topics in Calamity Physics last year, and I thoroughly enjoyed that novel, too, but this is a much different type of mystery. Without further […]

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 LOLA QUARTET by Emily St. John Mandel: Impressions

THE LOLA QUARTET by Emily St. John Mandel: Impressions

The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel is another of those novels I picked up because something about the title and the cover (there I go again, initially judging a book by its cover) intrigued me. It turned out to be a pleasure to read – a well-paced mystery exploring all those complicated issues […]

Q & A with Slant of Light Author Steve Wiegenstein + Giveaway!

Q & A with Slant of Light Author Steve Wiegenstein + Giveaway!

I recently read Slant of Light by Steve Wiegenstein (review here – it was a great read) as a part of TLC Book Tours (see what others had to say about the novel here), and the author was gracious enough to answer a few questions about the book and his own reading habits and influences! […]