Thrift Picks: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson

Several years ago, I watched both film adaptations of Stieg Larsson’s book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and I loved them. It was only natural that at that point, I told myself I would read the book. As all bibliophiles like myself know our to-be-read piles are constantly growing, and …

Book Review: The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue

In Keith Donohue’s modern retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice, The Motion of Puppets, we’re introduced to a range of characters from a besotted husband and his missing wife, to an emotionally unstable puppet girl as the husband embarks on a journey to save his wife from eternity as a doll. For …

Book Review: The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike

I’ve spent the past few days buried up to my eyeballs in Mariko Koike’s The Graveyard Apartment, and to say I thoroughly enjoyed the book would be a lie; in fact, it failed to live up to my expectations and I am left wanting. Before I delve into my review, I …

Book Review: The Ill-Kept Oath by C. C. Aune

Whew, it has been a crazy few weeks. Someone remind me not to take eighteen hours of courses ever again, please? That said, I have finally, finally finished reading C. C. Aune’s debut novel, The Ill-Kept Oath and I hope she’s already tap-tapping away at a second book to follow. Set in …

Thoughts: American Horror Story Season 6 Episode 1

When it comes to Wednesday’s premiere of the latest season of  American Horror Story, the first thoughts that cross my mind are laden with expletives. Fortunately, I was able to reign in that overly-excited fangirl side of me — a task that, under most circumstances is fairly easy, but in …