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

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. … Continue reading Book Review: The House of Seven Gables – Portrait of a Cursed Family

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 … Continue reading Book Review: Give Me Your Heart: Dark, Disturbed, Maddening