The Queen of The Damned * Anne Rice

After Interview with a Vampire and The Vampire Lestat and the auto-biographical rise to fame, Lestat finds that he has gone a bit soft and unnoticed. Not even the Tale of the Body Thief could bring him back to his notorious ways. So he releases a rock album into the world (which causes one ofContinue reading “The Queen of The Damned * Anne Rice”

Alice Munro’s Best: Selected Stories by Alice Munro

This is a dazzling selection of stories–seventeen favorites chosen by the author from across her distinguished career. I have to admit to ignorance – I had not heard of Alice Munro until she was awarded the Nobel prize for literature and when she gained the spotlight, she gained one additional follower. Alice Munro has beenContinue reading “Alice Munro’s Best: Selected Stories by Alice Munro”

Fyodor Dostoyevsky – The Eternal Husband Book Review

The short novel The Eternal Husband, describes the almost surreal meeting of a cuckolded widower and his dead wife’s lover. Dostoevsky’s dark brilliance and satiric vision infuse the other four tales with all-too-human characters, including a government official who shows up uninvited at an underling’s wedding to prove his humanity; a self-deceiving narrator who strugglesContinue reading “Fyodor Dostoyevsky – The Eternal Husband Book Review”

The Girl Next Door by Ruth Rendell Book Review

After watching “The Girl Next Door” (the thriller and not the ditzy comedy) I thought I actually bought the right book to chill me to the bone just like the movie did. I was wrong, I bought the wrong book. I should have gotten Jack Ketchum’s one. It took me 151 pages to realise thatContinue reading “The Girl Next Door by Ruth Rendell Book Review”

Robber Bride – Margaret Atwood

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? An older woman knows. But how much older do you have to get before you acquire that kind of wisdom? I loved this book. I found that some parts were really familiar and then I realized that some of the story had in fact beenContinue reading “Robber Bride – Margaret Atwood”

The Woman Before Me * Ruth Dugdall – Book Review

Not since “Orange is the new black” and “Sleeping Beauties” have I had a chance to peek inside a women’s prison. Ruth Dugdall writes with great insight coming from her past working as a probation officer in 1996 with offenders guilty of serious crimes, including stalking, rape and murder. “The woman before me” starts off with RoseContinue reading “The Woman Before Me * Ruth Dugdall – Book Review”

How to Make the Most Out of Your Thanksgiving Party

Are you hosting a Thanksgiving party this year? If so, have you thought about making sure that you enjoy yourself? Unfortunately, when it comes to hosting a party, such as a Thanksgiving party, there are many party hosts who tend to worry more about their guests than themselves. While it is always important to makeContinue reading “How to Make the Most Out of Your Thanksgiving Party”

Self-defence nerve centres do’s and don’ts

I know I’ve been talking about self-defense – which is essential for every woman to know from a young age. Hit hard, hit fast, hit often’ and the attacker is likely to leave and look for an easier target. There are different things you can do when faced when an assailant of either the sameContinue reading “Self-defence nerve centres do’s and don’ts”