Beatrice Prior is about to turn sixteen. This is the day when she has to choose which of the five factions in society she wants to belong to for the rest of her life. Beatrice and her brother have been raised in Abnegation, the self sacrificing and selfless people in society. The other four … [Read More »]
Anyone who has ever considered a job in show business — whether in front of or behind the camera – should read Starmaker: Life as a Hollywood Publicist with Farrah, the Rat Pack and 600 More Stars Who Fired Me. Most people may not be familiar with its subject, Hollywood publicist, agent, producer Jay Bernstein, … [Read More »]
I recently finished reading Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. I wanted to read it before I saw the David Fincher film. In a way, I wish I had seen the film first, as the book was so fresh in my mind, and so riveting a read, that I may not have been as blown away by … [Read More »]
Nick Dunne’s beautiful wife Amy disappears on the day of their fifth wedding anniversary. Through diary entries from Amy’s diaries, the readers see how the couple met and fell in love, when they were both magazine writers in New York. Two layoffs and a move back to Nick’s hometown in Missouri later, … [Read More »]
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David Rivera, known as the Gentleman of Rock for his nice manners and penchant for wearing bespoke suits, is the drummer in famous rock band Schoolboy Choir. He’s in love with Thea Arsana, the band’s publicist, and … [Read More »]
When school started in September, I told myself that now that I had a little bit of free time, I was going to catch up on two things that the Cannonball community had recommended:
1. Watching the Lizzie Bennet Diaries on YouTube. 2. Reading a few books by Courtney Milan. There were simply too many … [Read More »]
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WARNING. This will be a fairly spoilery review, because I’m sick with a cold and can’t be bothered to find a non-spoilery way of describing the plot.
Molly Harper is a shy and timid librarian … [Read More »]
This is a pretty straightforward, but beautifully told, Robin Hood story. There are some familiar names and some I’d never heard of. It casts Robin as an accidental symbol, forced into hiding against his will and then used as a figurehead for all the local Saxons who were chafing against Norman rules and taxes. He’s … [Read More »]
Sophronia Temminnick is not all a proper young lady should be. She’d much rather be climbing trees, spying on conversations in the dumb-waiter and dismantle machinery than converse politely over tea. So her mother sends her off to boarding school, more specifically Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. Sophronia makes new … [Read More »]
This book was so much fun, even if it fell apart a bit at the end. It was something like 550 pages, and I read the whole thing in two evenings. Just couldn’t put it down! Evil Genius is about Cadel Piggott (no wonder he’s evil), an extraordinarily bright yet troubled young man. At the … [Read More »]