What Lies Within | book review

Title: What Lies Within Author: James Morris Publisher: Kindle Press Publication Date: June 2015 Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to the author, James Morris, for gifting me a Kindle version of his book in exchange for an honest review. Not only do I love free books, but I especially love getting them from the authors…

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft | book review

Title: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Author: Stephen King Publisher: Scribner Publication Date: October 2000 Rating: 4 stars Being an English major, I'm sure you can all guess what absolute favorite activities are. Go on, give it a shot. Did you guess reading and writing? If so, congratulations, you assumed the obvious. Tomorrow is…

Einstein’s Beach House | book review

Title: Einstein’s Beach House: Stories Author: Jacob M. Appel Publisher: Pressgang Publication Date: October 2014 Rating: 4 stars A big thankyou to the author, Jacob Appel, for sending me a free copy of the book! I was thrilled to have the chance to read this collection of short stories and, as promised, here is my review.…

Triangles | book review

Title: Triangles Author: Ellen Hopkins Publisher: Atria Books Publication Date: October 2011 Rating: 2.5 stars I've read my fair share of Hopkins novels, including her Crank series and her fantastic standalone novel, Identical. Everything I've read of hers, though, has been YA, until I finally got my hands on Triangles -- her first attempt at adult fiction. I had been…

American Sniper | book review

Title: American Sniper: Memorial Edition Author: Chris Kyle Publisher: William Morrow and Co. Publication Date: January 2012 Rating: 5 stars A quick shoutout and thankyou to my friend Mark for lending me this memorial edition of American Sniper. Okay, for starters, I'll admit -- I am guilty of not knowing who Chris Kyle was until previews…

Finding Mr. Brightside | book review

Title: Finding Mr. Brightside Author: Jay Clark Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. Publication Date: March 2015 Rating: 3.5 stars I received this book free through Goodreads First Reads. I enter those giveaways daily, and this was the first book I won. Goodreads is the best, and Jay Clark is amazing for sending me a free (autographed!!!!!) copy of…

Lone Survivor | book review

Title: Lone Survivor Author: Marcus Luttrell Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Publication Date: June 2007 Rating: 5 stars You all know how big of a fan I am of non-fiction works, right? Ha ha. Yeah. Right. Not at all. I typically don't read much besides fiction and its various subgenres. However, occasionally I will come across…

Rebel | book review

Title: Rebel Author: Amy Tintera Series: Reboot Publisher: HarperTeen Publication Date: May 2014 Rating: 4 stars I apologize (as I so often do) for my lapse in reviews. Believe me, I know I haven't been reading much lately. My Goodreads yearly reading goal mocks me every time I log on: "You are 9 books behind!" Thanks, I…

Carrie | book review

Title: Carrie Author: Stephen King Publisher: Doubleday Publication Date: April 1974 Rating: 4 stars I'm slowly starting to become a semi-respectable English major by reading as many "classics" as I can (but still making time for my adored YA novels, of course). A lot of my fellow English majors love King, and a love of them hate…