Thanks goes out to the CBR romance crew for introducing me to this sweet book. Orleanas introduced it, and it kept getting good reviews, so I had to try it too. What can I say? I’m easily persuadable. It’s a very light, contemporary M/M story. So light that I have very little to say about it, but I’ll give it a try since this is a pleasant story and I’m happy to recommend it. Henry Beckett is 35 and recently dumped by his long-term boyfriend. Said boyfriend dumped Henry saying he was old and boring and fat. Henry takes […]
This will be either the most interesting or the most boring addiction memoir you’ve ever read. I can’t promise it ever gets “harrowing,” but I can promise that I tried- I really tried- to make it funny. In the mid to late 1990s Patton Oswalt, who had recently moved to Los Angeles, had a debilitating addiction. It wasn’t booze or drugs but it was equally crippling- Movies. More specifically, although not exclusively, classic films; he had five ‘encyclopedias’ of Film Noir and Cult movies that he would use to track the date and place he saw each film. If it […]
Narfna told me to read this, so I did, and you should too. I blame the toddler for the fact that it took me three days to finish, because what I wanted to do was sit down and read straight through. I hesitate to give away too much of the plot because it was a joy to go in knowing nothing. So how about just a tiny summary? Ada adores her father David, a single father who directs a computer science lab in 1980s-era Boston. When he begins to fade, she is compelled to a lifelong journey of discovery—about her […]
“But to Lord Peter the world presented itself as an entertaining labyrinth of side-issues” – Dorothy Sayers Lord Peter Whimsey has abandoned dismal London for the sights and sounds of Corsica. He is relaxed and feeling good when he spots a disturbing headline. His brother, the Duke of Denver, has been arrested for muuurdeeerrrr. He has to hop a biplane home (which is just such fabulous imagery) to rescue the family. Once home he is confronted with the icy reserve of upper crust houseguests, his brother’s obstinate refusal to cooperate and his sister’s depression. The victim is the former fiancé […]
Whose Body? I discovered Dorothy L. Sayers a few years ago but I have only read a few of her mysteries and all out of order. For this year’s Cannonball, I’m going to attempt to read them all. It’s a bit challenging since the books were originally published during the 1920s. They are popular enough to be easily available in print and ebooks. However my local library doesn’t stock all of them and this is going to get expensive. Luckily like even the worst episode of Parks and Rec, I will want to revisit these books often. This is […]
Ok so I’m not sure where to start with this. I think I borrowed the ebook from my library because I heard about how great The Handmaid’s Tale was. My library didn’t have that book, so I went with another interesting sounding Margaret Atwood book. It’s the first book in a trilogy. The blurb for this book sounded like my kind of story. Amazon called it “an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future”, which seems like a cool premise. Plus – there’s a plague! We all know how I feel about plagues! The story moves back […]
I read this in about an hour or so. It’s 20 lessons drawn from analyzing authoritarian regimes from the 20th century. As a small start on a bigger issue, it does a pretty good job of getting at the heart of the issues. Some patterns to recognize, some behaviors and positions to adopt, and some ways of being. The lessons range from understanding the purposes of a cultivated private life to how language does matter in both its preciseness but it in its uniqueness in specific speech acts. It’s just a primer though and it focuses a little too heavy […]
Lake Eden’s too small to have more than one murderer. (Kindle edition, location 3056) More cozy, more cats, more murder, all inside!