Category: Reviews-Books

Goodreads Review: Trapeze (Anais Nin 1947-1955)

Trapeze: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1947–1955 by Anaïs Nin My rating: 5 of 5 stars Anais at her most brittle but the result is a greater glimpse into who Anais really was beneath the poetry, fiction and roles she took up for…

Goodreads Review: In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote My rating: 2 of 5 stars I never mind a boring nonfiction book if the information the author is writing about is compelling and represents the information that is available and verifiable as at least a written record…

Goodreads Review: The Orchid Girls

The Orchid Girls by Lesley Sanderson My rating: 5 of 5 stars (I received a copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review) Intensely gripping thriller/mystery with tension for days! I was intrigued by the title but went into it a bit skeptical….

Book Review-Sue Grafton Kinsey Millhone Series

Sue Grafton is pretty big in Santa Barbara because–well, like anyone anywhere, locals are a bit vain about the series being set in Santa Barbara. Being a bit defiantly hipster I wasn’t really interested in the series as long as I was living there….

Goodreads Review: Apprenticed to Venus

Briefly, a little background–I have been reading Anais Nin for years. I wouldn’t call myself a fan because I came to her work already knowing a lot of the details she tried to keep hidden in her life but I was curious about her…

Summer Reads Part Two: Arts

There’s something about beautiful books that make my heart sing. I understand that with all the ways we read it isn’t practical to make every book an artistic treasure but I would also be perfectly content with the experience if even the most ratty…

Summer Reads Part One: Mystery

I haven’t been posting many reviews on here lately although I am still actively reviewing Netgalleys on Goodreads. Right now is a time for change in my life and I think it’s a great time to change up the way I review books on…

Goodreads Review: The Single Mums’ Mansion

The Single Mums’ Mansion: For all fans of Motherland, Allison Pearson and Hurrah for Gin by Janet Hoggarth My rating: 5 of 5 stars *I received a copy to read through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I’m surprised by how much I…

Goodreads Review: The Pursuit of Endurance

The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience by Jennifer Pharr Davis My rating: 4 of 5 stars *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* Normally I wouldn’t talk about my life in a book…