Mrs. Dalloway

Sep 24

Mrs. Dalloway

I am not drinking Virginia Woolf’s Kool-Aid. I had often heard of this author, but I had never read any of her books. This short book was a struggle for me to get through. Luckily, I read most of this story at the gym, so at least not all was a waste. The entire book is a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway. She is a well-to-do gal getting ready for a party....

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Sep 23

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

I was not exactly sure what to expect when I picked this book up at a book fair a few weeks ago. I had heard a few rumblings about the upcoming movie. I usually prefer to read a book before I see the movie it is based on. Long story short? I loved this story. It was so touching, so weird, so relatable. Now I am counting down the minutes, waiting for The Doc to have...

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The Couple Next Door

Sep 19

The Couple Next Door

Prepare to block off a chunk of time for this fast-paced thriller by Shari Lapena. I could not put it down, I finished it in one sitting. Marco and Anne are a seemingly perfect couple. He is a handsome entrepreneur, she is an ultra-chic curator who comes from a wealthy family. Six months ago, they became first time parents to baby Cora. The tired couple decides they...

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Sick in the Head

Sep 14

Sick in the Head

Judd Apatow (or ‘Japatow’ as my husband refers to him; that guy is a big fan of the portmanteau) has had innumerable conversations about comedy in his life. The quality, variety, and comedic list of his interview subjects is mind blowing. In his early teens he basically bullshitted his way into interviews by claiming to agents that he worked in radio. He...

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