The Giver – Lois Lowry Book Review

Older than The Hunger Games and the Divergent series, Lois Lowry's The Giver (Quartet) is a beautiful masterpiece of emotion and yearning set in a post-apocalyptic world. This is the story of twelve year old Jonas who lives in a dystopian future where there is no war, pain, fear - and no color or emotion.  Jonas's rebels … Continue reading The Giver – Lois Lowry Book Review


“Every Road” by Michael Traveler, author of The Backroads series of books

Northampton at night - Taken with my Nokia Lumia 1020

every road leads somewhere to challenges that forge our soul to temptations that make us weak to joys beyond measure to blessings that run deep to places where we feel safe to sleep to graces that rain down on us from up above but rest assured every road leads somewhere to knowledge and riches beyond … Continue reading “Every Road” by Michael Traveler, author of The Backroads series of books

Poltergeist Activity Explained?

When you have the urge to dig into the world of the dead, tread carefully as you may find yourself haunted for the rest of your life. Most attempts to scientifically explain Poltergeist activity turns out to be fake. A retired chemist suggests that ball lighting which is another phenomenon, could cause objects to move. … Continue reading Poltergeist Activity Explained?

Dean Koontz The Door to December Book Review

If you are wondering who was Leigh Nichols, it was none other than Dean Koontz doing a bit of Richard Bachman-ing. The Door to December book, written in 1988 is a small thriller gem, filled with ghosts and Paranormal activity, is a great way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon in a hammock. It all … Continue reading Dean Koontz The Door to December Book Review

Margaret Atwood – MaddAdam

“The people in the chaos cannot learn. They cannot understand what they are doing to the sea and the sky and the plants and the animals. They cannot understand that they are killing them, and that they will end by killing themselves. And there are so many of them, and each one of them is … Continue reading Margaret Atwood – MaddAdam

Chris Carter – An Evil Mind book review

It's been a while since I've read such a good and gripping psychological thriller. Extraordinarily orchestrated, a battle of two psychology majors - one a serial murderer, the other an LA PD forensic profiler. I felt like I was watching Hannibal Lecter in action again. Detective Robert Hunter is called bythe FBI to interview a … Continue reading Chris Carter – An Evil Mind book review

Dick Francis – Shattered Book Review

New Year's Eve of the millennium - Martin Stukely dies while riding as a jockey. After the race, his friend Gerard Logan is handed a videotape for safekeeping. The tape is stolen from his glass-works shop that night in the midnight celebration before Gerard had a chance to know what was on it. Within the … Continue reading Dick Francis – Shattered Book Review

19 Stories about Obsession

We all have experienced obsession at least in its milder form: having a compulsive , even unreasonable (at least in the view of others) idea or emotion. You are totally fixated on something or someone - a sport, video game, junk food, pop singer, film star, collecting something, lover or potential lover, even work - … Continue reading 19 Stories about Obsession

Margaret Atwood – The Blind Assassin

Never in my life have I been so enchanted. Enthralled. Besotted. Fully and utterly in love with a book. I feel like I know Iris Chase Griffin, the storyteller, the old grandma retelling her life story to her young and estranged granddaughter. From the marriage of her grandparents at the turn of the century, to … Continue reading Margaret Atwood – The Blind Assassin