A Classic Couple: The Woman in White and Gone Girl

What could a classic novel that was initially serialized in the nineteenth century and a recent bestseller that became a successful movie on the big screen possibly have in common? A lot, actually. Though Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White and Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl were published over a century apart, they are nevertheless linked … Continue reading A Classic Couple: The Woman in White and Gone Girl

ILLUSION by Nadette Rae Rodgers {RECEIVED FOR REVIEW}

I was recently lucky enough to receive a copy of Illusion in exchange for an honest review.  "Everybody dreams, everyone has nightmares...but no one dreams quite like Addison Smith. Addison has always had unusual dreams. However, the crazy factor has risen to a whole new level. Still, she doesn't realize just how unique she is. But one … Continue reading ILLUSION by Nadette Rae Rodgers {RECEIVED FOR REVIEW}

Book Review: THE SECRET ADVERSARY

Author: Agatha Christie Number of Pages: 400 Publisher: Harper Collins Release Date: 1922 "After WW1, childhood pals Tommy Beresford and "Tuppence" Prudence Cowley, lack money and prospects, become adventurers for the British Government. Rich American Julius P. Hersheimmer, powerful Mr Whittington, and an evil mastermind's conspiracy all seek Jane Finn, given papers vital to peace by an agent at … Continue reading Book Review: THE SECRET ADVERSARY

Poevember: THE BLACK CAT

"For the most wild yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief." This story is very reminiscent of "The Tell-Tale Heart" in many aspects, including the narrator's voice, the reiteration of a central idea, and the ending. As in the other story, the narrator was lacking a … Continue reading Poevember: THE BLACK CAT

Poevember: THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

"The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge." "The Cask of Amontillado" was a creepy and disturbing tale, don't get me wrong, but it wasn't my favorite of Poe's short stories. While the horror factor was definitely present, especially towards the ending, … Continue reading Poevember: THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

Poevember: THE TELL-TALE HEART

"True! --nervous --very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?" This is the first piece of writing by Edgar Allen Poe that I have ever read, and I absolutely loved it. One thing that really spoke to me in this short story was the way it … Continue reading Poevember: THE TELL-TALE HEART