Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Review: This Doesn't Happen In The Movies


This Doesn't Happen In The Movies
This Doesn't Happen In The Movies by Renee Pawlish

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



I always loved the old detective film noir. This book has that flavour with a modern twist. I enjoyed the story and the characters. I particularly enjoyed the grand finale which was worthy of a Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep ending.

This was a fun story filled with action and surprising twists. Great read!




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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Review: The Color of Heaven


The Color of Heaven
The Color of Heaven by Julianne MacLean

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



I got this book for free on Amazon.com. I was not sure what to expect, but since it was free I thought I had nothing to loose. I would read the first 20 pages and if it did not capture my attention; I would simply drop it.

I did not realise I passed the 20th page until I was way into the book. I was taken by the story of hardship and the lives of so many beautiful characters. This is a story of true love and unbreakable friendship. It was captivating and as the chapters went by, the story bloomed into an account of perseverance, hope and joy. I am so glad I read it!



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Monday, September 22, 2014

Book Review: The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter

The World Before UsThe World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I received this book from Random House in exchange for an honest review.

They say never judge a book by its cover. If I was to judge this book by its cover; I would think that this would be an enchanted story with a wonderful ending. It was not that at all!

The story was not enchanted and the ending was just an ordinary opened ending with no purpose. There was no substance to this book. The story is incomplete and boring most of the time.

I finished the book and was left with so many unanswered question. That is frustrating and I could only give it two stars for that reason.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Review: Night Film


Night Film
Night Film by Marisha Pessl

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



I received a copy of this book from Random House of Canada in exchange for an honest review.

Night Film is an extraordinary book. I enjoyed it from the beginning to the end. The suspense, the twists and turns were well plotted and the author kept me perched on the edge of my seat throughout the story. I was caught in the madness and delirium of the main character and in the end I had my own doubts as to what was real and unreal. There are many characters in this book, each well defined and playing essential roles in the development of the story. The extra material in the book showing parts of websites, photos and news clips was ingenious and added so much to this awesome story.

I recommend it to all my friends who enjoy a good thriller. This one should be made into a movie!



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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Some quick creating

It has been a while since I sat at my craft table.  It felt good to get those two cards done.