The Other Side of a Review

Having previously read and reviewed Camron Wright's "Orphan Keeper," I was interested to see what was in "The Other Side of the Bridge," even though the back cover description turned me off.  Guy and a girl with struggles and living across the states, but mysteriously drawn to the Golden Gate Bridge?  Sleepless in Seattle?  Please... Continue Reading →


Reviewing a Unique “Dune”

Thankfully, I saw the movie long ago enough that I wasn't too confused by the vast differences.  "Dune," by Frank Herbert, is one of the classics that helped define sci-fi as a genre.  It's set in a foreign solar system, but with such deep explorations of setting, culture, politics, and religion, it feels as real... Continue Reading →

“House of Leaves”: Horror at its Best

When first leafing through "House of Leaves," by Mark Danielewski, I immediately decided that it was a book I wanted to study.  I wanted a professor to go through it with me to pull out all the nuances, references, and context.  I love owning this book if anything for the opportunity to show it to other people.... Continue Reading →

First, But Not Only Book Review

The good news is I've read 9 books to review!  Two of those are from Brandon Sanderson's Alcatraz series, so I'll probably review books 2-5 together.  You can find my review to book one here. Anyway, the best way to say sorry for my absence is to prove my words: let me make it up... Continue Reading →

Stranger than Alcatraz and Librarians

Funny enough, Brandon Sanderson's series of "Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians" was recommended to me by my husband and my sister.  She listened to this series and described them as hilarious and breaking the norm.  Yep. Alcatraz is your average teenage orphan... except he's not an orphan, and he's not average - he has a... Continue Reading →

The Orphan Keeper’s a Keeper

"The Orphan Keeper," by Camron Wright is based on the true story of Taj Rowland (previously named Chellamuthu Gounder), who was kidnapped from his family at age 7, and adopted in America.  It's a novel (not a biography) because some fictional perspectives are added for characters who couldn't/didn't speak for themselves.  These other perspectives serve... Continue Reading →

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