Post Tagged with: "book review"

by / on February 15, 2018 at 2:15 pm / in The Twisted Library

Navigating Adolescence in Speed of Life

Reading is definitely one of my favorite hobbies. I especially love reading books that are outside my comfort zone. A nice, quick read is always a fun way to start the new year, so this January I read Speed of Life by Carol Weston. While this book is more geared towards teens and pre-teens, I still enjoyed reading it. Author […]

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by / on January 9, 2018 at 1:29 pm / in The Twisted Library

A Hard-Core, Fast-Paced Autobiography by One of Punk’s Biggest Legends

Hard-Core Life of My Own has a somewhat intimidating title and an even more intimidating front cover. Abiding by the withstanding adage about book covers (you know the one—say it with me: you can’t judge a book by its cover), I didn’t let that deter me from devouring the content within. Besides the black and red picture of a man who appears […]

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by / on January 4, 2018 at 1:50 pm / in Uncategorized

Explore Chic French Style with Une Femme Française: The Seductive Style Of A French Woman

New Yorkers are said to be the some of the most fashionable people in the world and I agree. But there’s something to be said about the je ne sais quoi of a French woman. Even the most well dressed New York women seem to be captivated and aspire to create the effortlessly-chic style of French women. In her new […]

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by / on June 8, 2017 at 11:10 am / in The Twisted Library

The Genie Hunt Puts A Supernatural Twist On The Usual Mystery Novel

I took one look at the cover of “The Genie Hunt“ by M.C. Tuggle and decided I was going to start reading it during the day, when it was nice and bright out. I’m not necessarily easily spooked, but the front of this novella features demonic and angry yellow eyes so I opted out of opening it up for the […]

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by / on May 1, 2017 at 6:25 pm / in The Twisted Library

Blind Acceptance: A Memoir About Life, Racism and Religion

I’m not sure what I was expecting when I started to read Blind Acceptance, but what I do know is that the story blew me away. Written by Sandra Pimentel, the memoir takes readers on a journey through her childhood, the evolution of her marriage, her relationship with religion and how she navigates through the cultural complexities of the last […]

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by / on March 9, 2017 at 2:46 pm / in The Twisted Library

The Thruway Killers Slays

The Thruway Killers is the seventh of nine novels by Harvey Havel, a former SUNY Albany and Bergen Community College writing instructor and novelist. Droogan McPhee is the unemployed, unsympathetic son of a wealthy curmudgeon who owns a chain of liquor stores in the Northeast. In tandem with his adulteress stepmother (who is closer to Doogan’s age then his father), […]

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by / on February 22, 2017 at 12:35 pm / in The Twisted Library

Discover Your True Self in Beyond The Good-Girl Jail

Within the first paragraph of the introduction to Beyond the Good-Girl Jail: When You Dare to Live from Your True Self by Sandra Felt, the author describes the meaning of the book’s title. A “good-girl jail” is the state of mind in which one locks herself, by trying always to be “good,” instead of just being the genuine human being she […]

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by / on August 10, 2016 at 1:40 pm / in The Twisted Library

The Blood Led Her: A Religious Thriller

Al Campo is trying to avoid falling back into bed with government work when he stumbles across a mystery of his own. After a stint in the Middle East as an FBI consultant, Campo is on his way to a safe house in Pennsylvania when he narrowly misses running over a small girl, and succeeds in hitting a ginger haired […]

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by / on August 1, 2016 at 11:35 am / in The Twisted Library

The Torch is Passed: A Harding Family Mystery

Andrea Harding has just graduated from Princeton and is preparing to spend her summer traveling through Europe before starting law school at Duke in the fall. She’s just your average twenty-something when a knock at her door in the middle of the night turns her world upside down. Her father, Nicholas, and Uncle Michael have been shot, and New Jersey […]

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by / on June 29, 2016 at 1:00 pm / in The Twisted Library

Ritual of the Savage: A Romp Around Tiki-Noir in 1950’s Los Angeles

Set in the 1950’s, this film noir style detective drama by Jay Strongman lightens up the literary scene with a clever who-done-it. Ritual of the Savage stars former Marine and Iwo Jima survivor Johnny Davis, a womanizing private eye attempting to acclimate to Los Angeles thirteen years after World War II. As you comb through this novel, you stumble upon […]

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