Review: The Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

21 Dec

In high school, I had a crush on this guy named Micah* and he was totally into George R.R. Martin. Micah and the nerds at school were freaking out over this new book, A Game of Thrones and talked about nothing else and I, desperate for Micah’s attention, decided to read it. For the most […]

Review: The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James

17 Sep

I think I remember the story of the “Ugly Duckling.” I had a set of those Little Golden Books when I was a kid. SPOILERS AHEAD. Basically, a little cygnet egg (holy crap, did you know that baby swans are called cygnets?) rolls out of its nest and makes its way to a duck’s nest […]

Review: Kindred by Octavia Butler

6 Sep

Kindred is one of those books one might hesitate to review because—for me, anyway, I’m thinking, “Shit, I’m not worthy.” This is Octavia Frickin’ Butler we’re talking about here. Octavia Butler was a goddess in the world of sci-fi. Not only was she a frickin’ genius and wrote heavy, issues-laden, but ultimately engrossing books, she […]

Review: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

13 Aug

Family reunions suck. Everyone knows that. You’re forced by your mother to hang out with people you’re barely related to and haven’t seen in years, eat bad food and drink flat soda, and then sometime before you leave, someone is bound to bring up something from your childhood that you’ve successfully managed to block out […]

Review: If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon

8 Aug

I was probably about 11 when I first read this book (I’ve read it about eleventy billion times since then) and it was the first book I had ever read that made me go, “OH MY GOD! THEY’RE HAVING SEX! THERE ARE LURID DESCRIPTIONS OF A P in a V! AND THRUSTING!” Of course I […]