Book Reviews

Jeff Lindsay * Darkly Dreaming Dexter Book 1

It's been close to 13 years since I first read this book. The "Dexter" show was in full swing and I ran across the book in the stores and, since I wanted to be a police-woman, I wanted to see how serial killers thought and behaved first hand. And who could teach better than Dexter,… Continue reading Jeff Lindsay * Darkly Dreaming Dexter Book 1

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Book Reviews

The War of the Worlds * H.G. Wells

Every passing decade, the culture of human beings as a whole has been significantly affected by technology and science. Whether it’s something small, like the invention of automatic doors, or something enormously important, like the invention of the telegraph or the discovery of DNA, technology and science change the way we live, and how we view life, all the… Continue reading The War of the Worlds * H.G. Wells

Book Reviews

The Haunting of Ashburn House * Darcy Coates * Book review

I really liked this book and I'll tell you why! There is nothing better than a gothic-style house, a newcomer that finds there is a gruesome secret behind it and the moment they find out it's haunted and they're in mortal danger. There were several pieces of literature lying about my house concerning haunted houses… Continue reading The Haunting of Ashburn House * Darcy Coates * Book review

Book Reviews

Jeffrey Archer – Mightier than the sword

OK, I love Jeffrey Archer's stories! The short ones at least. I tried reading Mightier than the sword and I found myself putting it down more often than I picked it up. No idea why it bored me so much... Plot: Mightier than the Sword opens with an IRA bomb exploding during the MV Buckingham's maiden voyage… Continue reading Jeffrey Archer – Mightier than the sword

Book Reviews

Captive Prince (Captive Prince #1) by C.S. Pacat * Crappiest Book of the year award

Oh my God. It's been a while since I disgustedly threw a book out the window! What the hell did I just read? I am used to smutty novels and BDSM is always in the books in the form of Fifty Shades or The Beauty's Punishment but this book is a whole new level. Slavery… Continue reading Captive Prince (Captive Prince #1) by C.S. Pacat * Crappiest Book of the year award

Book Reviews, Dean Koontz

Odd Thomas * Odd Hours by Dean Koontz

"What is right is not always clean, and does not always feel good. In even a clear heart, some righteous acts of the harder kind can stir up a sediment of guilt, but that is not a bad thing. If allowed to be, the heart is self-policing, and a reasonable measure of guilt guards against corruption" In this wonderful book, Odd Thomas goes against baddies trying to start a nuclear war

Poetry

As imperceptibly as Grief by Emily Dickinson- Say Goodbye to Summer

As imperceptibly as Grief The Summer lapsed away -- Too imperceptible at last To seem like Perfidy -- A Quietness distilled As Twilight long begun, Or Nature spending with herself Sequestered Afternoon -- The Dusk drew earlier in -- The Morning foreign shone -- A courteous, yet harrowing Grace, As Guest, that would be gone… Continue reading As imperceptibly as Grief by Emily Dickinson- Say Goodbye to Summer

Growing Up

How to command and influence people

The Styles and Methods of Power Power is the ability to get things done - your way. Sometimes it's a direct order that you give, sometimes a suggestion you make, or a request or the asking of a favor; but the result (if you have power) is always that the other person acts and you derive a… Continue reading How to command and influence people