In a Dark, Dark Wood – Book Review

Overview Written by British novelist Ruth Ware, In a Dark, Dark Wood is a tale of a weekend hen party gone horribly wrong. A somewhat introverted writer named Leonora -- or Nora, as she prefers to be called -- lives a quiet life. That solitude is disrupted when Nora is invited by her old college buddy Clare Cavendish's perky … Continue reading In a Dark, Dark Wood – Book Review

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More Happy than Not – Book Review

Summary In his first published novel, Adam Silvera gives us a glimpse into a future where erasing pain and grief is as simple as setting up a visit to the Leteo Institute - or so Aaron Soto hopes. For sixteen-year-old Aaron, nothing seems to work in easing the pain of his father's suicide. Falling out … Continue reading More Happy than Not – Book Review

Reading Update: The Pain Behind Dark Comedy

Hello and good evening! I hope you're having a good night and enjoying it in the loving company of either yourself or those closest to you. In mulling over what I said about my current readings last Saturday, I encountered some deep personal feelings about the pitch-black comedy of David Foster Wallace. I used words like "hilarious" … Continue reading Reading Update: The Pain Behind Dark Comedy

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

First impressions: My first time immersing myself in a work by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Sleepwalking through life. That's what I feel like I've been doing since my dad passed away. Then I walked the aisles of Barnes and Noble a week ago. Plucked this book out of its forgotten corner of the shelf. I smiled at … Continue reading Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe