Reading Monday: I Gave It Up A Book and Went to the Beach

I decided to give up on a book this week: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.  I believe I have talked about the difficult decision to give up on a book.  Typically I have enjoyed Hoffman’s magical realism, but this one was just not working for me.  It seems her more religious books, especially those thatRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Gone Girl

I read Gone Girl with my real-life book club.  I hadn’t expected to enjoy it, but read it made me remember how much I love suspense/thrillers.  I can’t even remember my objection to it now, but I read it only a year after it came out.  Heads up, I am going to talk about the ending.Read more

Weekly Meeting: The Never List

I am trying a new format this week.  Why? Because I am getting bored with things and I want to shake it up.  With that in mind, this week I read The Never List. Challenges: This book was something I grabbed at Book Expo a few years ago.  I have finally finished reading the books fromRead more

Weekly Meeting: Killing Mr. Griffin

Part of Which Challenges Technically, part of the Book Lust challenge, but listed in Book Crush. What you should know: This is a YA suspense novel It was originally published in 1978 If you read a current edition you may notice a few changes October is officially over.  Here in Lowell, things are moving quickly.  CedricRead more