"The Body Lies" by Jo Baker Hardcover, 288 pages Set for publication June 18, 2019, by Knopf Publishing Group ISBN: 0525656111 My review Trigger warnings: Assault, rape, drug use "He wants her to read what he has written. He wants to watch her face as the words slip inside her head and wash his colours … Continue reading REVIEW: “The Body Lies” by Jo Baker
"The Barrowfields" by Phillip Lewis 368 pages, Hogarth Press Published March 7, 2017 ISBN: 0451495640 "And it came to me again how little time we all had, and how much time I'd let pass since I'd seen her. I thought of our respective times on this earth and how she and I were tied together by … Continue reading Review: “The Barrowfields” by Phillip Lewis
"The Typewriter's Tale" by Michiel Heyns 288 pages (Kindle edition), St. Martin's Press Published Feb. 28, 2017 (originally published in 2005 by Jonathan Ball Publishers) ISBN13: 9781250119001 “Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to.” This is the maxim of celebrated author Henry James and one which his typist Frieda Wroth tries to live … Continue reading Review: “The Typewriter’s Tale” by Michiel Heyns (DNF)
"The Girl in the Garden" by Melanie Wallace 240 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Published Jan. 31, 2017 ISBN: 0544784669 It's 1974 in a coastal New England town, where a mysterious young woman, her baby and an unfriendly man posing as her husband show up at a seaside motel, looking for 10 days of lodging. By the … Continue reading Review: “The Girl in the Garden” by Melanie Wallace
BINGO! As you can see, I've gotten two bingos since the last time I posted about WBB (which has been far too long ago!). Not YA: "Everything You Want Me to Be" by Mindy Mejia White Cover: "Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk" by Kathleen Rooney FREE SPACE Science Fiction: "Three Years with the Rat" by … Continue reading Winter Bookish Bingo update
Happy 2017, all! I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable New Year's Eve/Day. On Saturday, Jared and I had a late lunch with his parents (mainly to celebrate my father-in-law's birthday). Then, we spent the evening with friends – eating more food, drinking delicious beverages, playing Jackbox games and laughing ourselves silly. Yesterday was … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I agree with St. Martin's Press editor Hope Dellon: I want to be Lillian Boxfish when I grow up. Lillian, 85 (or is she 84?), sets out on New Year's Eve 1984 down the streets of Manhattan. She's always been a walker. It clears her head, it keeps her healthy and it gets her out … Continue reading Review: “Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk”
How is it already December?! We don't even have our tree up yet ... *sob* November was a busy month in many ways, and reading and acquiring books was no exception to the rule. November reads Click on the covers for my reviews November book haul Due to a streak of luck with Goodreads … Continue reading November recap