As per my last post, I am a fan of the Mystery genre. However, there have been some changes and new aspects of the genre that have lessened my enthusiasm for these stories in the last few years. So, whenever … Continue reading Review: The Word Is Murder
As a child, I loved reading mystery stories. Even with simple books intended for children, like GooseBumps, I was more interested and engaged in the novels that included a mystery element. Along with mystery books, I also watched shows like … Continue reading What Happened to the Mystery Genre?
You ever read a book that completely engrosses you and utterly pisses you off at the same time? Pandemic, Inc. Chasing the Capitalists and Thieves Who Got Rich While We Got Sick is the latest book to earn that platitude. … Continue reading Review: Pandemic, Inc.
Adaptations are always a difficult thing to undertake. There is the group that wants a direct, faithful interpretation of their beloved original work. Then there is the group that wants a new, grand vision for the masses. Of course, there … Continue reading Review: The Green Knight (2021)
For some reason, outside of books or essays concerning real world/life problems like finance, health, psychology, history, etc., I find myself gravitating toward mostly Young Adult literature and books for my fiction stories. Now, obviously there are several great stories … Continue reading Review: Seven Dirty Secrets
Have you ever come across a book that is just a perfectly pleasant read? Not groundbreaking or inventive or something that will stand the test of time for generations to come, but just a story that is interesting, entertaining, and … Continue reading Review: Anatomy: A Love Story
I am not a big fan of Self-Help books, particularly those that ignore all the real societal and demographical constraints while promoting some impossible, to most, bullshit that ignores the massive amount of privilege the author and/or speaker inherently possesses. … Continue reading Review: Finance for The People by Paco De Leon
To be perfectly honest, I am not really one for self help books or movements. I have always found them to be rather self aggrandizing or so navel gazing that the authors and/or speakers seemed to be so far up … Continue reading Review: How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self by Dr. Nicole LePera
To say that Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye is an easy read would be a blatant lie. That is not to say that the actual text is difficult to understand or construe; in fact, the actual words and narrative are … Continue reading Review: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Every once in awhile, you will come across a book that just upends you. A tome that you know is the work of a deft hand and talented mind telling a truly unique story that possesses depth and emotion and, … Continue reading Review: The Prophets