Book Reviews · My Life

Please Stop Laughing at Me || Book Commentary

A co-worker presented me with the book Please Stop Laughing at Me by Jodee Blanco. The novel is about the author’s personal bullying experience. It instantly piqued my interest. As I started reading, though, I wasn’t sure if it was a novel I wanted to continue reading. It wasn’t because I struggled to get into the book or I… Continue reading Please Stop Laughing at Me || Book Commentary

Book Reviews · My Life

The Book Doesn’t Change, You Do

I re-read The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger last weekend, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since. Keep in mind, I hated this book in high school. No, I despised it. I despised it enough to rate it only one star on GoodReads. If you look at my GoodReads ratings, you’ll notice I almost never… Continue reading The Book Doesn’t Change, You Do

Book Reviews · Controversial

Why I don’t like giving bad book reviews

If it can’t be fixed, then why criticize it?  Anyone who knows me knows I can be a tough critic. People usually love or hate me for it. In college and at work, many ask me to edit their writing  because they know I’m going to criticize it to death. Others won’t even let me… Continue reading Why I don’t like giving bad book reviews

Book Reviews · My Life

Destined for great fate?

“Are some people destined for great fate, or to do great things? Or is it that they’re born somehow with great passion — and if they find themselves in the right circumstances, then things happen?” – Voyager, Diana Gabaldon I’m currently reading the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon after having read stellar reviews of the series, so… Continue reading Destined for great fate?

Book Reviews · Controversial

Sing You Home || Book Review

It’s hard to hate a Jodi Picoult character. I’ve read a number of her books now, and I can’t recall once hating a character she’s written, even in a book as controversial as this one. One of Jodi Picoult’s prime talents is the ability to present controversial issues without upsetting her readers. She always grasps all sides… Continue reading Sing You Home || Book Review

Book Reviews · Controversial · My Life

Erasing Memories? – Leaving Time Book Review

It’s well established that memories are elastic before they’re encoded by the amygdala, but my research proves that each time the memory is recalled, it returns to that mutable state. That suggests memory loss scan indeed happen after memory retrieval. If there’s a pharmacological roadblock that disrupts protein synthesis in the amygdala . . .… Continue reading Erasing Memories? – Leaving Time Book Review

Book Reviews · Controversial

Handle with Care – Book Review

I’m a sucker for books that provoke thought and evoke strong emotions. That’s probably the reason I enjoyed this book as much as I did. I intentionally sought out this book after Grey’s Anatomy revealed April and Jackson’s baby had OI, and I saw tweet exchanges between Sarah Drew and Jodi Picoult. I’ve been a huge fan… Continue reading Handle with Care – Book Review