Book Thoughts: Ohio by Stephen Markley – Engrossing but Emotionally Exhausting

The novel Ohio by Stephen Markley tells the story of a group of six high school friends over the course of one night approximately ten years after graduation.  The story is told mostly through a series of flashbacks as two of the group travel back to New Canaan, Ohio the same night, though unbeknownst to […]

Book Review: The House of Seven Gables – Portrait of a Cursed Family

– From Archived Site –  The House of Seven Gables – not to be confused with  Anne of Green Gables – is a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne that takes place in Salem, Massachusetts.  Given the setting it is probably not surprising that the alleged “curse” arises from a humble farmer named Matthew Maule who was executed for wizardry. […]

Book Review: Give Me Your Heart: Dark, Disturbed, Maddening

– From Archived Site – I went on a Disney cruise to the Eastern Caribbean last week.  It was fun and jam-packed with magical activities and Disney characters.  My 7 year old had a blast.  But I’m not really interested in writing about that, this isn’t a travel blog after all.  Maybe it was because […]

Book Review: The Girl on The Train is a Trainwreck

– From Archived Site –  In the best possible way.  The book The Girl on The Train (Paula Hawkins) should come with a warning – do not begin this book unless you have 48 hours to devour cover-to-cover.  I know this book wasn’t on my March reading list but somewhere between procrastinating writing my own […]