Life Wants You Dead

There is an unmistakable but often overlooked fact of life, Life Wants You Dead. It may be sooner or later but eventually life will get its “death” wish. In this book, the author offers the many ways death is around every corner just waiting to come for you. The resultContinue Reading

The Eleven

An intern from a gossip magazine is sent to interview a reclusive author. The author recounts a harrowing story of his life and his connection to a cult called The Eleven represented by the symbol XIIX. This is no ordinary cult. The Eleven is a great example of why IContinue Reading

The Poison Pen

American ex-pat and Scottish bookseller Delaney has done it again. The amateur sleuth has become entangled in a murder, a hoarder’s life, a pushy attorney, and a possibly stolen national artifact. Can Delaney solve the crime and determine the proper answers to the other questions? You will spend a delightfulContinue Reading

Schizotopia

A totally unique take on a novel. Schizotopia is no John Dies at the End. However, it does offer an unusual look at schizophrenia from the inside of a character’s mind. Unfortunately, a schizophrenic narrator does not structure their ideas in a coherent manner. I would call this book moreContinue Reading

Wild Watercolour

From painting a simple ladybug to creating a professional sketchbook, Wild Watercolour teaches the reader step-by-step how to be a proficient watercolor painter. Beginning with the basics of tools and techniques, this book quickly progresses to lessons teaching perspective, character grouping and style. If you seriously want to improve, orContinue Reading

Lili Gray and the World’s Most Embarrassing Superpower

Poor ten-year-old Lili Gray! In Lili Gray and the World’s Most Embarrassing Superpower, Lili’s mother is dead. Her stepmother, Bella, is pregnant and constantly plotting against her. Now, Lili’s Dad has disappeared without even saying goodbye. Oh, and she keeps blowing holes in her pants, chairs, and even her closetContinue Reading

Expiration Dates

Expiration Dates begins with an unusual premise. Since her youth, Daphne has received a note stating her next boyfriend’s name and how long they will be together. All have been true. One day in her thirties, Daphne receives a note with a name but no date. Is this Jake herContinue Reading

Cloistered

Have you ever wondered what being a contemplative (as opposed to a teaching or nursing) nun is like? If so, Cloistered is the memoir for you. Being shut into a convent year after year is definitely not for everyone. However, Catherine is drawn to the sisterhood in equal measures byContinue Reading

Mind Your Gut

Mind Your Gut is a deep dive into IBS and other gut busting chronic illnesses. I learned some new facts from this book despite having read quite a few books previously about gut issues. There is some interesting information here. Unfortunately, there are few concrete solutions other than advice toContinue Reading