Reviews

REVIEW: How to Win Friends and Influence People

REVIEW: How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to win friends and influence people: Upon considering whether to read this classic self-help/business book originally written in 1936, I had three main concerns: First, how applicable would it be to today’s cultures and practices? Second, how pertinent would it be to me in my non-business world profession? Third, would I struggle to stay awake through what I assumed would be rather dry text?

by · 05/04/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW:  The Martian

REVIEW: The Martian

The Martian: A novel by Andy Weir. Mark Watney is pretty much the perfect man: a problem-solver with a wry sense of humor, he thinks on his feet and is cool under pressure. Unfortunately, he’s an astronaut stranded on Mars and left for dead with literally the entire Universe working against him. Fortunately, he’s Spaceman MacGyver and can build a new spaceship out of canvas, duct tape and potatoes. Ok, I exaggerate, but not by much.

by · 04/28/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW: Under the Dome

REVIEW: Under the Dome

If ever there was a book with a theme, this is it, and King wants you to know it: A person may be smart and reasonable, but a group of people are easily manipulated by fear and are in no way reasonable.

by · 04/13/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW: Girls Like Us

REVIEW: Girls Like Us

Biddy and Quincy, two young women with mental disabilities, have graduated from high school and been placed together as roommates in the home of Miss Lizzy, an older woman in their community who is in need of assistance. They are as different as can be — Biddy, sweet and pliable; and Quincy, hostile and aggressively independent — except for their mutual experiences of abuse, neglect, and insults.

by · 04/06/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW: The Quiet Streets of Winslow

REVIEW: The Quiet Streets of Winslow

The Quiet Streets of Winslow is a starkly beautiful work of literary fiction masquerading as a murder mystery. The calm, lyric tone of Judy Troy’s prose takes her reader away to the sparse, open spaces of northern Arizona and into the hearts of her characters.

by · 03/30/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW:  The Good Luck of Right Now

REVIEW: The Good Luck of Right Now

Although Matthew Quick explores various aspects of mental illness, the story is never morose. The reader will find himself uplifted by the courage and determination of Bartholomew and his friends. Highly recommended. The Good Luck of Right Now.

by · 03/16/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW:  Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

REVIEW: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Do your favorite stories include a rotting corpse? Does part of you wish you had become a mortician, funeral director, or embalmer? Have you spent hours thinking about bodies decomposing in the ground, or smoldering in the fire of cremation? Yes? Then Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is required reading.

by · 03/09/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
Review: First Frost

Review: First Frost

“In the small college town of Bascom, North Carolina, the Waverley women are known for their peculiarities. Get your hair done by Sydney Waverley and you’re guaranteed a smooth morning commute, a promotion at work, and dinner cooked by your husband when you get home. “

by · 03/02/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
Review:  The Stories

Review: The Stories

The Stories is an excellent introduction to the illustrious talent that is award-winning author Jane Gardam.

by · 02/23/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
Review: Station Eleven

Review: Station Eleven

Mandel deftly weaves these complex threads into a chilling tale that is by turns darkly comic, horrifically bleak, and achingly brilliant. A beautifully crafted post-apocalyptic survival story for grownups.

by · 02/16/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews