I REALLY wanted to love The State of Grace. The plot centers on a teenage girl named Grace who has autism, and her life as she currently deals with returning to school, the absence of her dad as he's on a work trip, her mom's new best friend that she hates, and a cute boy… Continue reading The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas | Book Review
This graphic novel is so powerful, yet light-hearted and informative. Cece Bell's autobiographical graphic novel sees her portrayed as a young animal who, after contracting meningitis at the age of four, becomes deaf. The rest of the story sees Cece adjusting to wearing hearing aids and figuring out how to navigate life while telling others… Continue reading El Deafo by Cece Bell | Graphic Novel Review
On the Island is a book that is perfectly suited to read during the hot summer months. The plot revolves around Anna, a thirty-year old teacher who has agreed to tutor sixteen-year old T.J. on a tropical island during the summer. She plans to re-evaluate her life while away on this work vacation, but she… Continue reading On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves | Book Review
https://youtu.be/L_poduEcARc Doctor Who, Outlander, and Book Outlet ,oh my! These (and more) are featured in this installment of Geeky Pickups!
Girl in Dior aims for the hearts of haute couture lovers, but ultimately, it's style over substance. The paper thin plot traces ten years of the iconic Christian Dior's life, from the start of his fashion line to his death. The main character is a fictional woman named Clara who goes from being a fashion… Continue reading Girl in Dior by Annie Goetzinger | Graphic Novel Review
More movies watched, more reviews for your eyeballs to eat up! If you'd like a sneak peek at what I watch and the ratings I dole out (plus exclusive short film reviews), follow me on Letterboxd! DAY 221 - BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL (2017) Takashi Miike's one-hundredth film is a serious gut-punch. The narrative… Continue reading Days 221 – 230 | 365 Day Film Challenge (Year Two)
HOLY. EFFING. SHIT. Sorry for the coarse language, but DAMN, THAT ENDING. Now I know why everyone was talking about it... Behind Her Eyes follows three individuals whose lives intersect in a twisted way: Louise, a single mum and secretary, Adele, a beautiful, fragile housewife, and her husband David, a psychiatrist who just happens to… Continue reading Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough | Book Review
https://youtu.be/xiAPa7M2m7U Today I show off some Alycat Mail I received!
In preparation for the Amazon series based off of this novel (and because I adore Agatha Christie's work), I decided to devour this book. The plot focuses on the Argyle family, whose matriarch was killed two years ago by her troubled son Jack. Or so the family thinks until a man appears who clears Jack's… Continue reading Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie | Book Review
Going into Michel Faber's novel, I had no idea what to expect. All I knew was it involved a mysterious woman who picked up hitchhikers and somehow made them disappear. After reading this beautiful, thought-provoking tale, I learned that it was so much more than the simple plot I had in mind originally. The story… Continue reading Under the Skin by Michel Faber | Book Review