I had been in the hospital for eighteen days, and not only wasn’t I any closer to a cure, I wasn’t but my condition seemed to be heading steadily downhill. p. 121, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan Susannah Cahalan’s memoir is electrifying. Written with the help of medical journals, theContinue reading “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness”
A cult leader. His ex-wife, and his nine-year-old daughter sit atop a radio tower, 210 feet in the air. They are having a last picnic. In fact, you’re watching the three of them on your TV screen.
Going home shouldn’t feel nerve-wracking. Gillian Flynn’s psychological thriller Sharp Objects focuses on one woman’s innermost demons as she investigates the murders of two preteen girls in her small hometown. It’s in Windgap, she must confront her mother, her father, and her half-sister she hardly knows. As the clock ticks, as the evidence slowly un-spoolsContinue reading “Sharp Objects”
What if you were hand-picked for a mission of a lifetime, but your spouse couldn’t go with you? You’d be working among real aliens–beings from a far-distant planet named Oasis. Would you be able to stay in contact with your significant other you ask? Why yes, of course! You passed the tests with flying colors,Continue reading “The Book of Strange New Things”
one of my favorite children’s books: The Little Prince a cozy stock photo. JULY 2018 WHEN I STARTED THE BOOKSHELF PROJECT 86 BOOKS READ SO FAR 200+ BOOKS ON MY BOOKSHELVES & MY KINDLE backstory Hello there! Welcome to a project I’ve been working towards my entire life: reading everything on my bookshelves. I sayContinue reading “The Bookshelf Project”
Hello there! I’ve finally read J.R.R. Tolkien’s prelude to his famous Lord of the Rings trilogy. Of course, I’ve seen most of the films, but reading this classic was a treat. The world that Tolkien gives us is enchanting, and feels very much like a fairy tale to me–but one with a happy ending. (Looking at you,Continue reading “The Hobbit”