As soon as any Stephen King book comes out, I am reading it. I've never loved any authors' entire body of work, but SK comes close. The Institute was exactly what I hoped it would be. Cerebral, thrilling, captivating. His writing style and characters are familiar, but that is the only thing about this book that is comfortable. This story is fantastic and somehow also believable, and the ending was satisfying in its opaqueness. I love when a novel ends with questions unanswered - not all of them. Just enough. I would recommend any Stephen King book, but this one was topnotch. Also, if you get the audiobook, it is read by Santino Fontana, the absolute best audiobook narrator.
This morning I received our family's favorite call - a snow day. My husband is a teacher, so a snow day means everyone gets to sleep in. A snow day for me equals a quiet morning to read.
I brewed a cup of tea and snuggled on the couch with my new book, The Silent Patient. This was my first Book of the Month delivery, and I was curious to see what kind of books I would be receiving. I was not disappointed.
The Silent Patient is engaging from the very first page. I sat down to read and the next thing I knew four hours had passed, and I was done with the book. As the layers peel away from the central characters, an intriguing story unfolds, but The Silent Patient keeps its secrets close. There were moments when I needed to put the book down and pause to take in the new developments. I love when a book takes me by surprise. An entertaining read from beginning to end.
My reading time has gone down as I enjoy the holiday season. Life is busy. I've started and stopped three different books. I've been busy rewriting a script and starting a new show. I've been editing an audiobook. I've been doing all the holiday things with my family. Time is limited, and reading has unfortunately fallen by the wayside.
I plan on finishing all three books in January (if not before), and this brought me to a new goal for 2019. I'm setting a reading challenge. I want to read so many more books than I did this year.
My goal for 2019 is 42 books.
I think this is a reasonable goal. I would like to read a book/week, but I have to be realistic. I will have weeks where I do not read. I will have books that take longer than a week. This seems like a manageable goal, and if I go over it, awesome.
I am also planning on reading genres that I do not read all the time, and I want to read indie authors. I'm open to suggestions - comment below!
Starburst (Book 1: Women of the Grey) by Carol James Marshall is a beautifully written book.
Lisa is one of many. They are all the same and none different. Lisa has been given a mission, but even she is unclear of what she is supposed to do. One by one, we meet her marks. Seemingly unconnected people living in a desperately sad and disconnected world. Lisa slowly befriends each of them. She has a date for the end point and must draw them each to her by that time.
The characters are intriguing and well-written. Marshall doles out bits of their backstories in tantalizing peeks into their hidden thoughts. Each is burdened and weary. But how do they fit into the plan? As the end point rapidly approaches, the lives of Lisa's marks spin out of control. I couldn't stop reading until the very end. This book is full of fascinating characters, and it is packed with action until the very last page. Starburst is the first book in the Women of the Grey series, and I cannot wait to read book 2!
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Welcome! I am so excited to share my book-centric life with you. I have recently started narrating audiobooks, which I absolutely love. I've written a few books and tons of plays for middle and high school students. I live for books. Any genre. I want to support indie authors and also talk about the classic books that I love.
Indie authors, if you are in need of an audiobook narrator, book reviews, or an interview, contact me. I will try to accommodate as many requests as I can.
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