Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty | Book Review

Nine Perfect Strangers is a bit of a misleading title because the nine guests aren’t all strangers when they enter the Tranquillum wellness retreat in Australia, looking to change their lives. In fact, the guest list includes a young husband and wife pair, as well as a young woman and both her parents.  And as…

Unique Titles

To be fair, the title of this post isn’t unique. The list I am about to share with you will appear in a slightly different version on many book blogs today because I am responding to a prompt from Broke and Bookish. Also, the very idea that one would refer to book titles as unique…

An Honor To Be Nominated

I have a friend whose criteria for buying books is that they have that little magic line stamped at the top of the cover that says – NY Times Bestseller. It’s a great plan, I think. For me, I’m always on the lookout for the sticker that says the book was nominated for or won an…

Pulitzer Prize Winners

My interest in the Pulitzer Prize is a bit selfish. My goal is to win the prize myself someday soon.  I berate myself for not having started working toward that goal earlier. There are a few years when no award was given, and I wonder, Was that supposed to be my year? In 2012, that…

Weekly Reads Wednesday 

If I had to sum up my reading this week in 15 words or less: More Moriarty, you get what you give, and a kiss before dying. Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty is a tale of triplets. Two are identical, one fraternal. And at thirty-four years old, they still act like children, unable to settle disputes…

Weekly Reads Wednesday

On Wednesdays, I do a little review of what I’ve been reading and loving/hating lately: 1. Landline by Rainbow Rowell    The book review probably says more about the reader than it does about the book. What does it mean that I can’t find myself rooting for a marriage where the two people seem so…

Thinking Out Loud – The Love Edition

I am reading a book about love (see below) that is making me think a lot about love and life and decisions. The novel, which should just be an easy read, introduced me to the 6 types of love – I always thought there were 3 (agape – godly love, filial – brotherly love and…

5 Lessons From The Winter Reading Challenge 

I signed up for Megan‘s Winter Reading Challenge that ran from November to February. The challenge was to read 13 books. I read 10 that qualified – I actually read a few more books that had nothing to do with the challenge. Click on titles to link to my book reviews 5 points: Freebie! Read any book that fits the…

Season of the Dragonflies

Don’t judge me for reading this book. Every now and then, I read something that’s just fantasy, something I wouldn’t normally choose, just for the lessons – to see what I can learn about the world from things I would normally exclude. This week, Season of the Dragonflies was that pick. The Lenore family makes…