‘S-Town’ is an elegant podcast (that’s not a murder mystery)

While preparing yourself to listen to S-Town, the new podcast presented by Serial and This American Life, you need to know two things: is this isn’t trying to replicate the murder mystery phenomenon its predecessor created, but that it’s just as enthralling. Continue reading “‘S-Town’ is an elegant podcast (that’s not a murder mystery)”

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2017 Book of the Month Club: twelve books to ignite your love for literature

Finding the time to read is difficult with all of the other forms of media bombarding us. I decided to share 12 books – one for each month of the year – that stuck with me in one way or another. Some I have read numerous times and love more every time I finish it. While others I have only read once but they have had a profound influence on me.

The books listed were carefully selected to go along with each month based on the content within them or the feelings associated with them. There’s a mixture of fiction and non-fiction; children’s books, and comics; as well as classics to modern hits. Continue reading “2017 Book of the Month Club: twelve books to ignite your love for literature”

‘The Girl on the Train’ reviewed

The Girl on the TrainI decided to mix things up for my last book of the month. I picked up a hot thriller – so hot that some have claimed it’s the most gripping book of the genre since Gone Girl. I’m not so certain that Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train is going to be the runaway hit that some are predicting. Sure, it will get a lot of sales, but I feel that maybe people will walk away dissatisfied.  Continue reading “‘The Girl on the Train’ reviewed”