Book Review: The Listener by Shira Nayman

This is an older title, published in 2009.  I just wanted to mention that because the books I've been reviewing recently are newer.  Since I started working for the library, however, I'm grabbing books off the shelf left and right regardless of publication date.  I'm still trying to find old books that still ring with… Continue reading Book Review: The Listener by Shira Nayman

Book Review: The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler

It shocks me that this was a debut novel because had I not known that, I would have assumed this book was written by a veteran bestseller author. Swyler has a language all her own and a sharp eye for literary detail. I listened to the audiobook instead of reading a physical copy so that… Continue reading Book Review: The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler

Book Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

This is the story of Isabelle and Vianne, two sisters living in France during the time of the Nazi occupation. The two could not be more different from one another and that storyline is one that has been done before. The women have also had a tumultuous relationship with their father since the passing of… Continue reading Book Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Where I’ve Been, Where I’ve Wanted to Be

As part of my new job with a local library, I am required to complete a few online courses and I chose (shocker, I know) WRITING CLASSES!! Frequently, I plan to share some of my assignments with you for feedback and exposure. Today’s assignment is about writing with the senses. As writers our job is… Continue reading Where I’ve Been, Where I’ve Wanted to Be

Book Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

I really liked this book. Despite the fact that this type of book seems to be at its height of popularity right now, I found it refreshing that Hawkins took a fresh spin on things. This type of book is of the genre I like to refer to as “Chick Suspense.” I derived it from… Continue reading Book Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins