Quick Review: The Garden of Lost Secrets

Just so we are on the same page, there’s the word ‘quick’ in the title for a reason. If you are looking for in-depth criticism, analysis or appreciation of a book, I am also looking for an opportunity to write one and unfortunately, this is not it. The Garden of Lost Secrets I confess myself…

Quick Review: A Quiet Girl in a Noisy World

January was a busy month for me, at least as far as I could remember it. Days went by like a blur–here I go again with time moving too fast. However, I managed to read some books this month, a good way to start 2020. Quiet Girl in a Noisy World The world of introversion…

Quick Review: The Waste Lands by Stephen King

The Waste Lands by Stephen King My rating: 3 of 5 stars I have issues reading this book: 1) Violence against women (Suze’s rape scene) 2) Violence against children (Jake’s bruises) 3) Violence against animals (Oy’s demise) You’d think I enjoyed violence against men but what can I do when the 3 out of 4…

Quick Review: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1), Stephen King

The Gunslinger by Stephen King My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was supposed to say a number of things about the book but Mr Stephen King himself preempted me with the accompanying ‘Afterword’ so there is nothing left for me to do but read the remaining books to know more. It’s a fast-paced work–…

Quick review: A Modern Cinderella by Louisa May Alcott

A Modern Cinderella by Louisa May Alcott My rating: 3 of 5 stars It was a good book, don’t get me wrong and Alcott still managed to capture my heart with her literary wit. Is it as memorable as Little Women , or Jo’s Boys ? No. The stories in the book reminded me of…

Quick Review: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

American Gods by Neil Gaiman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Actual Rating 4.5 I’m still praying to gods and waiting for them to accept my sacrifice before I can make a substantial review. All I know is Shadow’s character has been developed quite well and how it ends does not justify it… or probably…

REVIEW: The Secret Lives of INTJS by Anna Moss

The Secret Lives of INTJs by Anna Moss My rating: 2 of 5 stars I admit the secrecy of it all initially captured my attention. I’m still astounded by the fact that the secrets included within are not secrets at all. The organization also needs to be improved and some parts of the work need…

Review: The Last Ever After

 Presidential Rating:  Date Read: 19 August 2016 Favorite character: Hester, Anadil, Dot (the conven basically) and Lady Lesso… Can you see a pattern here? Summary: In the epic next chapter of Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling series, The School for Good and Evil, everything old is new again as Sophie and Agatha fight the…

Review: A World without Princes

Presidential Rating:   Date Read: 12 August 2016 President’s Favorite Characters: Hester, Anadil Summary:  After saving themselves and their fellow students from a life pitched against one another, Sophie and Agatha are back home again, living happily ever after. But life isn’t exactly a fairytale. When Agatha secretly wishes she’d chosen a different happy ending…

Review: The School for Good and Evil

Presidential Rating: Date Read: 8 August 2016 President’s Favorite Character: Hester Summary : The first kidnappings happened two hundred years before. Some years it was two boys taken, some years two girls, sometimes one of each. But if at first the choices seemed random, soon the pattern became clear. One was always beautiful and good,…