Getting Off Clean – Timothy Murphy

The one thing that Eric Fitzpatrick wants is to escape–both from his family and the racially tense town in which he lives. The only son of an Italian-Irish family in a working class suburb of Boston, he intends to go away to college and leave his old life far bhind. But all his plans areContinue reading “Getting Off Clean – Timothy Murphy”

The Wise Man’s Fear: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2

The Wise Man’s Fear: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2 I bought Wise Man’s Fear about a year ago and it has been sitting on my bookshelf taunting me by its sheer size. The Stand looked small by comparison. I leafed it. 980 odd pages. The Stand was bigger. I read The Stand, I would read thisContinue reading “The Wise Man’s Fear: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2”

Anne of Green Gables * Lucy Maud Montgomery – 1908

Ever wanted to read the story of a little orphan girl who was overly excited about her world, full of curiosity and with a temper to match her red hair? Why not try Anne of Green Gables, that is Anne with an e as Ann is too boring on its own. Anne’s boundless imagination oftenContinue reading “Anne of Green Gables * Lucy Maud Montgomery – 1908”

William Trevor* The story of Lucy Gault

Shortlisted for the 2002 Man Booker Prize I’ve picked it up from my bookshelf but I never thought I would find so little to love in this story. Everything was truly predictable, the characters lacked vitality and the only high-point in the entire book was the possibility of a romance. And even that one dwindledContinue reading “William Trevor* The story of Lucy Gault”

The City * Dean Koontz Book Review

If you are looking for a musical and enchanting book filled with a young boy and his mother (not Stephen King’s Talisman) and with a few baddie characters and a lot of Jive and music playing, look no further than Dean Koontz’ The City. As everyone knows, you can find a lot of colourful charactersContinue reading “The City * Dean Koontz Book Review”

Backyard Campouts: The Perfect Nighttime Activity

Each year, millions of Americans head out to their local campgrounds. Camping in the great outdoors is any camper’s dream; however, not everyone is able to camp at a campground or state park. If you find it difficult or impossible to go camping, you may want to consider backyard camping. You may very well findContinue reading “Backyard Campouts: The Perfect Nighttime Activity”

Popular Water Activities for the Backyard

Each summer, millions of families head outdoors. Many times, they head to their own backyards. While being outdoors is nice, it can also be hot. In many areas of the United States, the temperature rises to beyond comfortable, especially during the summertime. Hot weather does not mean that you and your family should stay inside;Continue reading “Popular Water Activities for the Backyard”