By Sherry Parnell Wow! “Let the Willows Weep” is beautifully written. From the beginning, I felt as though I stepped back in time, right into the pages of the book. The time frame felt like the depression era in a mining town. The protagonist is “Birddog,” the nickname given to the only girl in the… Continue reading Let the Willows Weep
Author: The Lexical Linguinista
You Betrayed Me
By Lisa Jackson Twisted Sisters? Oh, you don’t even know! There are tons of things going on in this third book about the Cahill family. “You Betrayed Me” is my first venture into the series, so it’s safe to say that even though this is part of a series, it was also suitable as a… Continue reading You Betrayed Me
by Bob Woodward Wow! What a fascinating, shocking, and terrifying book Bob Woodward has given us. I’ve never been particularly political before this President’s term. Because of the protests, police brutality, Q Anon, Antifa, BLM, Coronavirus, lockdowns, masks, no masks, deaths, unemployment, Russia, China, North Korea, and a deliberate President-induced earthquake between “red” and “blue”… Continue reading Rage
4 Years Trapped in My Mind Palace
By Johan Twiss Aaron, a twelve-year-old boy, contracts a rare form of meningitis that leaves him unable to move or communicate. It appears to the outside world that he is in a coma with no brain function. His parents place him in a retirement home for his care, but their guilt and belief that Aaron… Continue reading 4 Years Trapped in My Mind Palace
THE NIGHT SWIM
By Megan Goldin This book has everything I like in a book: multiple trails to follow, good character development, a merging of paths, and a satisfying ending. Hannah’s 16-year old sister died. It was a murder, though officially classified as an accidental drowning. Shortly after her sister, Jenny’s death, Hannah’s mother also died. Twenty-five years… Continue reading THE NIGHT SWIM
Too Good To Be True
By Carola Lovering After reading the first few chapters, I thought – oh my gosh – this is going to be another “Gone Girl.” It did take me from one drastic turn to the next almost until the end. Heather, Burke, and Skye are the main characters. Each has had a tragic event in their… Continue reading Too Good To Be True
By Fiona Davis I had forgotten how much I enjoy historical fiction until I read this book. The story begins in the late 1800s and follows a young woman from her home in England to her new home and job in America. In England, Sarah Smythe works as the head housekeeper of a beautiful hotel.… Continue reading The Address
Holy Gillian Flynn Ms Pinborough
Remember how you felt when you got to the end of the movie Sixth Sense? Or how mind-blown you were after reading Gone Girl (or anything Gillian Flynn)? I love it when I am completely surprised at the end of a book. This novel takes you on a journey with Louise, Adele, and David -… Continue reading Holy Gillian Flynn Ms Pinborough
What’s Your Favorite Horror Story?
The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock is one of the scariest movies I've seen. Last night I went to my local Walmart here in Forney, Texas, and this is what I found. Birds. I like birds - a lot - one at a time. There were birds on the ground, birds on the cars, birds lining… Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Horror Story?
Who's with me? NANOWRIMO is National Novel Writing Month. When? The month of November. I signed up once but didn't finish - okay, I never started. This year will be different. Challenge accepted! 50,000 words in a month. Let's Do It! Are you in?