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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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