Seriously Funny Reads

Dear Reader, Literature, as a medium for comedy, is sorely underrated. I have so often heard people lament, “ugh, I should read more…”. Well, if that’s the way that you feel, I would highly recommend that you start with comedy — they’re real page-turners! Here are a few of my more recent recommendations: “Meaty” and... Continue Reading →

[Review] The Nineties

Wow. I don’t usually have too many emotions about non-fiction books, but Chuck Klosterman’s “The Nineties” in one word must be w-o-w. Klosterman opens the book with an introduction to an era not punctuated by the date January 1, 1990, rather with important events to close the 1980’s like Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment (which leads to... Continue Reading →

[Review] It

Dear Reader, Have you read it? And, by “it,” I actually mean It the 1,142-page horror novel by acclaimed author Stephen King. I know that you all know who Stephen King is, but have actually read It? I found the 1986 horror tome to be surprising, entertaining, and kind of dragging at some parts (blame... Continue Reading →

[Review] The Girl in the Mirror

Dear Reader, What fun is it to keep a story all to yourself? Every once in a while, a story leaves me with my jaw agape, frantically, re-reading the last lines in disbelief. Whenever, this happens, I know that I have to share this book with whomever will listen. I have been in a reading... Continue Reading →

The Dark Side of Psychological Thrillers

Dear Reader, The book Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn was released in 2012 to much acclaim. Just two years later it was adapted to film and before you knew it “girl” books (like “The Girl on the Train”) and “wife” books (like “The Wife Between Us”) became synonymous with the psychological thriller genre. By definition,... Continue Reading →

[Review] Friends and Strangers

Dear Reader, You know that feeling when you near the end of a book and, in your excitement, you urge yourself to slow down to put off the inevitable conclusion? That feeling of wanting to savor every last second of the book is what reading is all about. Every once in a while I find... Continue Reading →

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