Review: Novels by Gillian Flynn

This summer, I had an extended trip to first, visit my boyfriend’s hometown of Windsor, Colorado, and second, to tend to his sutures after a cranial surgery. In that time, I managed to – for the first time – read a book after I’d seen the movie adaptation. That book was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn….

Post Office, the first novel by Charles Bukowski

Post Office, by Charles Bukowski —Grimy and Addictive— Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars I expect of myself, while on vacation, to read an entire book as a means by which to detach myself from work (or email and tech in general). Having gone all eight of my vacation days without picking up so much as a…

Review: In the Land of Invented Languages (2009)

In the Land of Invented Languages, by Arika Okrent —Left Little to be Imagined— Overall Rating: 3/5 Stars I was ready to give this book 4.5 stars before it even began, and certainly through the first five chapters. That’s when something changed. I was at first delighted by the amount of humor, which was equal…