Carole King's Tapestry

I adored Carole King’s Tapestry album throughout my pre-teen years. As a piano student, I finally had something that I could play, and even sing with, that was also playing on the radio. But I neither knew, nor truly cared, about the singer/songwriter who produced the album. However, I snatchedContinue Reading

Wonderworks

Wonderworks has a unique concept. Let’s look across time and place to find twenty-five literary tools that most impact writing today. Then, show how they began to be used and how they continue to be used today in both books and film. Finally, how you can use the technique inContinue Reading

Fatal Fried Rice

Once again Lana Lee is trying to solve a mystery with her roommate, Megan, and best friend, Kimmie, in Fatal Fried Rice. It’s embarrassing but family-owed Noodle House manager, Lana, can’t cook Chinese food. She sneaks off to a night class to learn on the sly. Of course, she findsContinue Reading

Two Meals a Day

You can move along folks. There’s nothing new to see here! Two Meals a Day tries to combine the currently fashionable intermittent fasting with a grain-less, processed sugar-free, and no seed oil diet. It also throws in aerobic exercise, journalizing, Marie Kondozing, and orange light only before bedtime. If youContinue Reading

You're History

You’re History takes a unique perspective to music criticism. Finally, the lyrics alone are not the point.  “The most captivating music is slippery, telegraphing a secret meaning while asserting its intentions at face value. Music is not always about depth and timber: sometimes the song is best served by aContinue Reading

Her Dark Lies

Her Dark Lies is a dark gothic thriller set on an Italian island where everyone has secrets and people keep dying. It was supposed to be a romantic island wedding. But then the first body is found. And what really happened to the groom’s first wife? The wife that wentContinue Reading

Good Eggs

In Good Eggs, Kevin Gogarty has 99 Problems and a light-fingered mum is one. Eighty-three year-old Millie is caught shoplifting in the local shop. But it was only a birthday card and a packet of crisps. What’s the worst that could happen? “A single horrid thought filters through: if theContinue Reading

Too Good to be True

Burke, Heather and Skye are entwined in the most convoluted love triangle I’ve ever read. Just when you think you have it all figured out, BANG!, the plot abruptly changes direction. If a mate seems Too Good to Be True, they probably are is a truism for a reason. AndContinue Reading

Every Last Fear

Matt has been through a lot in the past few years. His brother, Danny, was convicted of his girlfriend’s murder and is now in prison. A Netflix documentary has tried, and failed, to overturn his conviction. Now, the worst has happened. Matt’s father, mother and two younger siblings have diedContinue Reading