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
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
I recently read 17 Lies & The Truth That Will Set You Free by Steve Chandler, and at the end of the book he points out that our purpose in life is to find our soul’s purpose. What makes you giddy? What makes your spine tingle? For me, it’s always been writing. It’s been writing since I was eight… Continue reading What is your soul’s purpose?
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
“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?
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
Why? Why? Why? I asked myself this question at least a dozen times after putting down A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks. I’d figured out the ending very early on in the book, so my reaction was unrelated to shock factor. I haven’t seen the movie, but there were very prominent clues of foreshadowing… Continue reading Book Review: A Walk to Remember
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
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
[Link to Book] Note: I originally posted this on Goodreads.com “Fiction is just the lie made up to reveal the greater truth.” ~(A variation of one of my favorite Stephen King quotes, “Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”)Until the Next Time, if you read it correctly, is guaranteed to leave you thinking. It’s a… Continue reading “Until the Next Time” by Kevin Fox