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Book Review: The Queen of the South by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Book Review: The Queen of the South by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

“I ask myself how other people see me, and I hope they see me from way far away.” July’s book club selection was Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s Queen of the South. This novel has been adapted a couple of times for television. The first time as a telenovela, and the second as the American remake which airs on cable. […]

Book Review: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Book Review: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.” I’ve been moving unusually slow for my 2016 Reading England challenge, as I’ve just completed my […]

Book Review: Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco

Book Review: Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco

I read Burnt Offerings as part of the 2016 Horror Reading Challenge July Read-a-long. It took me a while to get into it, because I found it difficult to connect with the characters. Once the story got underway, though, I found it an easier read. Just not a satisfactory one. Maybe that’s why I have no memory […]

Book Review: The Ruins by Scott B. Smith

Book Review: The Ruins by Scott B. Smith

I saw the film adaptation years ago, so it kind of ruined an surprises in the book. However, Scott Smith’s The Ruins is still a must-read horror novel. Five young people travel to the Mexican jungle in search of one of their brothers, who was visiting a friend at an archeological site. When they arrive, the friends […]

Audio Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

Posted April 20, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Audio, Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments
Audio Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

“Everybody’s damaged by something.” I first saw the film adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s Room when I attended AMC Theaters “Best Picture Showcase.” If you’ve never heard of it, every year the theater has a marathon of all the films nominated for the Academy Award. It’s a really fun event, and this year was my fourth year attending. […]