Genre Fiction

The Wind Done Gone: A Novel
The Wind Done Gone: A Novel

Review: I browsed through the bad reviews of this book believing that it was mainly cultural differences that caused such reactions, but now I don't think that was the case at all. I read this book without reading "Gone With the Wind" first. I didn't understand it but thought maybe because I hadn't read it's precursor that was the problem. It wasn't! The idea of the black side of the O'Hara family was a wonderful one. I think the writer had good intentions when she began formulating her plan for a bo... Read more

The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind
The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind

Review: I didn't expect it to the as good as GWTW, but I didn't expect it to be as awful as it is either - yikes! The second half of the book was easier to tolerate than the first half, and I was pleased with the ending, but it was so hard to get through the first part of the book that it took me over a year to pick it back up after first starting to read it. The behavior and thought patterns of this Scarlett just don't jibe with the original - not even close. I kept thinking "She wouldn't do that," ... Read more

The Girl From the Train
The Girl From the Train

Review: I've never experienced dialogue that conveys so much information and emotion in so few words. Often only one word.
I only realized after finishing it that the author is Africaans herself, and this is her first work that's been translated into the English. This explained for me why the writing was so different from that of English-speaking authors - in a delightful way.
I also realized that, due to the girl having to learn so many languages in order to survive, much of the dialogue shows ho... Read more

The Journal of James Halldon - Diary of the Displaced
The Journal of James Halldon - Diary of the Displaced

Review: Really enjoyed this book. The story is original and not overly borrowed. For some reason it reminded me of the Sci-Fi mini series "The Lost Room".

Just bought The Broken Lands and look forward to starting it soon. Read more

Then She Was Gone: A Novel
Then She Was Gone: A Novel

Review: I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand.  All opinions are my own. ????? Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell. Bizarre! Amazingly bizarre! 16 year old Ellie Mack goes missing one day on her way to study. After years and years of searching the closure that her family so desperately needed is anything but a normal missing person case. As the plots unfolded page after page I found it hard to set down. I needed to know more. I had to know why. Most of ... Read more

Baby Teeth: A Novel
Baby Teeth: A Novel

Review: First thing that comes to my mind after reading this book is WOW! This was a page turner, for sure. I'm glad I was able to read all night due to recovering from surgery. It was a hard book to put down.

This was a thriller so creepy it brought out hints of horror. And I loved it every bit of it! It is hard to believe that this is the authors debut novel. I look forward to many more books from her.

It was well written and oh, what a scary little 7 year old girl, Hanna. It was a truly... Read more

Orlando (Annotated): A Biography
Orlando (Annotated): A Biography

Review: No lover in the world ever wrote a valentine more exquisite than Virginia Woolf's tribute to her lover Vita Sackville-West.

That tribute was "Orlando: A Biography," a magical-realism tale about a perpetually youthful, charming hero/ine who traverses three centuries and both genders -- and Woolf's writing reaches a new peak as she explores the hauntingly sensuous world of Orlando. It's one of those rare novels that transcends the time in which it was written, even as its hero/ine transcend... Read more

Orlando: A Biography
Orlando: A Biography

Review: No lover in the world ever wrote a valentine more exquisite than Virginia Woolf's tribute to her lover Vita Sackville-West.

That tribute was "Orlando: A Biography," a magical-realism tale about a perpetually youthful, charming hero/ine who traverses three centuries and both genders -- and Woolf's writing reaches a new peak as she explores the hauntingly sensuous world of Orlando. It's one of those rare novels that transcends the time in which it was written, even as its hero/ine transcend... Read more

Fevre Dream: A Novel
Fevre Dream: A Novel

Review: The book kind of started off okay, but then veered off into blandness towards the end. The end was fairly cliche and didn't really contribute any new ideas. Overall I would recommend skipping this oen. Read more

Maps from King's Landing to Across the Narrow Sea (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Maps from King's Landing to Across the Narrow Sea (A Song of Ice and Fire)

Review: I found maps on internet betters than this one! There are a lot of maps, but it's like a big map divided in parts. Nevertheless, I liked the map. Is better read the book with a opened in front of you. Read more

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