There’s no way to dance around this one, kids, but it’s been almost three months since my last post. Summer was a busy time for my family—camps, vacations, one late-night trip to the ER, physical therapy appointments relating to that ER trip—unfortunately, this site got mentally pushed to the side. You will be glad to… Continue reading I’m Back!
I will preface this review by saying I don’t really think that Taylor Adams will kill me. However, as this book is about an author exacting physical revenge against someone who left him a bad review, well, let’s say it gives me pause. Particularly when I tell you that The Last Word is easily the… Continue reading The Last Word by Taylor Adams
I am going to attempt to promote myself in a more dignified fashion than I had previously and let you all know that the May 2023 edition of Metaphorosis—containing my short story, “The Conch Shell”—is finally here. My story is not being published on the website until May 12th (they release one story every Friday),… Continue reading It’s Here!
I’m a big fan of Brandon Sanderson’s—have been ever since I discovered him via The Gathering Storm—but there’s no denying that his work can be emotionally heavy. For example, during a recent Stormlight Archives re-read, I made the mistake of listening to THAT Rhythm of War death scene while out on a walk and ended… Continue reading Tress of the Emerald Sea by Brandon Sanderson
Have you ever read a book that got much better the second go around? For me, that book is The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. I liked it the first time, but I admit my reading was a bit colored by how different it was from Schwab’s previous books. This time, however, it was so… Continue reading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
Consider this a review of the first 126 pages, because I just couldn’t make it past that point. It’s not a terrible book—I’ve finished worse—but it never pulled me in. Sure, it starts with a man getting in a car accident because he was driving intoxicated while getting a hand job from a waitress he… Continue reading The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
Hello there! My name is Elizabeth Raphael, and I thank you for wandering onto my little corner of the internet. In case you were wondering, no I am not this folksy in person. Those who know me are more likely to describe me as “shy” or “one step away from being a wild wood hermit”,… Continue reading Welcome, All!
In How to Sell a Haunted House, Louise and Mark are two estranged siblings who are forced to come together after their parents die unexpectedly to clean out their childhood home. The task proves to be far from easy as they soon find themselves grappling with family secrets, room after room of clutter, and of… Continue reading How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix
What’s the opposite of soulmate? Soulenemy? Whatever the moniker, that’s what this book was to me. Okay, that might be a tad dramatic—I did stay invested enough to want to finish the thing—but it just wasn’t as good as the last few Hepworth offerings that I’ve read. The premise is an interesting one: Pippa and… Continue reading The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth
Yes, the title had to be in all caps, because in case you missed it, I AM OFFICIALLY A PUBLISHED AUTHOR! One of my short stories, The Conch Shell, was accepted by the good people at Metaphorosis Magazine and will be published later this year! And it’s also being made into a podcast! And my… Continue reading I AM OFFICIALLY A PUBLISHED AUTHOR!!!