Category Archives: Literature/Books

Light from Distant Stars Book Review

“He stares down at the body again, and sadness keeps him leaning to one side. It’s the physical weight of emotion and that weight is not centered inside of him but skewed, imbalanced.” This second paragraph of Light from Distant Stars hooked me. I think most of us would agree that we all have experiences...

I Was Anastasia

Possible Spoiler Alert Is it possible to love and hate a book all at the same time? I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon is a beautifully written historical fiction novel about Princess Anastasia Romanov and Anna Andrews who claimed to be Princess Anastasia after the Romanov family was brutally executed in Russia. Historical fiction is...

Reading People by Anne Bogel

Anne Bogel’s Modern Mrs. Darcy has long been one of my favorite blogs. One of only a handful I read on a regular basis these days. Her What Should I Read Next podcast literally brought me back my love for reading after I thought I would never find decent books to read again. So when...

What I’m Into Lately

  Hello there. It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. A good friend told me that age fifteen of having a teenager would be the busiest. She wasn’t joking. They want to be involved in everything, but you are their transportation. So here I sit almost at the beginning of February wondering where January (or...

The Devil Walks In Mattingly by Billy Coffey

I rarely review books here on my blog anymore. Honestly I rarely read fiction now. Billy Coffey’s novels are the exception. Back before his first novel was published I discovered Billy through his agent’s blog. I followed him on twitter and he is still one of my favorites on social media. Not because he spends...