May Book Review: Sweet Valley Confidential

IMG_1035.JPGWhere are all my Sweet Valley High fans at? This one is for you!

For this month’s book review I read Francine Pascal’s Sweet Valley Confidential: 10 Years Later. This book has been sitting on my shelf for a few years. I bought it at a Borders going out of business sale because I wanted to relive a piece of my childhood. I, personally, was more of a Baby-Sitters Club devotee, but I did spend my fair share of hours deep in the throes of the drama of the Wakefield twins, Elizabeth and Jessica.

Before I began my journey with the now 27-year old twins, I read the various reviews on the net, and I’ll be honest, they weren’t good! So I kept the book on my shelf for a time better suited for taking on a reading risk. The past two months you may, or may not have, noticed there was no book review. I tried. I tried to get into a few books and they were all really disappointing that I couldn’t even finish. So I thought, why not? Why not dive into this book that may or may not disappoint me from the get-go. I wasn’t disappointed. Continue reading

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February Book Review: Big Little Lies

IMG_0539.JPGFriends, I’m happy to report that my February read was another good one. How can a gal be so lucky? Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies had me on the edge of my seat, kept me guessing, made me feel all the feels, and most importantly made me want to get up and take action. Continue reading

January Book Review: Mrs. Hemingway

IMG_0487.JPGThis year I started my reading off right with Naomi Wood’s Mrs. Hemingway. While venturing through London via the Tube last week, I’d observed no less than half a dozen Brits deep in the pages of Wood’s recent piece of fiction. Then, while at Heathrow waiting for my gate to be announced on Monday, I decided to pick up one last London souviner: my very own copy of Mrs. Hemingway. 8 hours and 3500 miles later I was 3-quarters of the way through one of the best books I’ve read in quite some time. Continue reading