On Autism – A Review of Helen Hoang’s The Heart Principle

A close friend has told me how important it is to go through with the proper therapy and treatment, and how grateful she is to have that. She has really bad anxiety that is controlled with proper medication. I take it with a grain of salt, because I’ve never had any issues that required therapy;…

On Boundaries – A Review of Riley Sager’s Home Before Dark

I’ve never been much of a show/movie watcher. Reading has always been more enjoyable for me because it lets your imagination run wild. Have you ever noticed that when you read a book before its movie companion comes out, that more oftentimes than not – you’ve entered two separate worlds. Meaning, the world you imagined…

On Romanticism – A Review of Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Mexican Gothic

While attending community college, I studied liberal arts; specifically English Education. My favorite classes were British Literature I & II (split into 2 classes). My favorite time period was Romanticism and the Victorian Era especially in the areas where they overlapped. I loved that Victorian poets would romanticize things differently than authors of the Romantic…

On Humanity – A Review of Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People

If you’ve heard of Backman’s A Man Called Ove and have not read it yet, don’t worry because neither have I. Oh wait, am I the only one who hasn’t read it yet? It certainly feels that way, although hopefully not for long. Anxious People is told in such a creative way that we see…

On Love – A Review of Josie Silver’s One Day in December

What is love until you’ve found it? And, when you do find it – how do you know it is real? Is it a feeling that develops over time, or is there such a thing as love at first sight? Our protagonist, Laurie does not believe that love at first sight exists outside of movies…