Book Review: Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal

If you haven’t noticed in my recent book reviews, I’ve been trying to read the books that I’ve been meaning to read for years but never gotten to. However, this book wasn’t actually on my TBR, though when it came out six years ago I told myself to read it and yet I never did. … Continue reading Book Review: Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal

Book Review: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Technically, this is a novella, not a novel, coming in at just under two hundred pages (four hundred on Ebook). This classic horror is probably most famous for its 1963 movie remake called The Haunting. I watched the movie years ago, back when I was obsessed with TCM, and my memory is a little fuzzy … Continue reading Book Review: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Book Review: The Maze Runner

I have been ruminating on whether to read this book since before the movie came out. Honestly, I am not a huge YA fan. Even the books I actually enjoy in this genre (like The Hunger Games), had really poor character development. So, I confess, I was avoiding this book. But this week I had … Continue reading Book Review: The Maze Runner

Book Review: The Amityville Horror

This is the book that inspired a sometimes mediocre, sometimes interesting horror movie franchise, none of which I have actually seen. I’m not a massive horror buff. I enjoy some horror movies, but I can probably list all the horror books I’ve read on one hand. However, I do love true crime books and I … Continue reading Book Review: The Amityville Horror

Book Review: My Lady’s Choosing (a.k.a., the most aggravating book I have ever read)

An interactive romance novel. It’ll be fun, they said. You won’t lose your mind, they said. Well, they lied. Oh, they lied so badly (whoever ‘they’ might be). This book is the bane of my existence. No, not just because it is the most confusing drivel I have ever read. No, not just because I … Continue reading Book Review: My Lady’s Choosing (a.k.a., the most aggravating book I have ever read)

Book Review: Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II

I picked this book up by complete happenstance at the library. I was browsing through the nonfiction world history section and I came across this book. It intrigued me, being a huge fan of any book dealing with WWII. Up until now, I never thought of China being involved much with that particular war or … Continue reading Book Review: Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II

Book Review: The Tangled Lands (you sit on a throne of lies…)

This book was on my Books I’m Excited for February, 2018. Like I said in my original post about it, the main reason I wanted to read this book was because its cover is one of the most beautiful book covers I have ever seen. I love photography that employs techniques like double exposure…but I’m … Continue reading Book Review: The Tangled Lands (you sit on a throne of lies…)