Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Grownup // A Blogging for Books Review

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn is a short story about a woman working as a spiritual "reader" who is presented with an interesting case by a woman, Susan, who says her house is evil. As the story continues, the psychic visits the house and finds that Susan isn't wrong about her home.

This book was a quick, short read that was genuinely chilling.  It was creepy and thrilling, and I found myself reading most of it in one sitting.  The characters were well-developed, and although it might have been better if it was a full length novel, I found it to be a little lacking towards the end.  Once it was over, I didn't feel compelled by it in any way, but I generally love anything that Gillian Flynn writes, so it won't keep me from reading her other books in the future.

I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

On My Bookshelf: November

I originally wrote October in this post title before realizing my mistake. Where did the year go? Even November feels like it is flying by. I honestly haven't been reading much because I've been so busy with school. The quarter ends in less than two weeks, and I have a big paper looming in front of me that I've spent too little time on. That being said, I'm still trying to read some as a break during my long days of school and work, but I'll probably have to wait for Thanksgiving to catch up on all the books on my nightstand.

This month, I'm reading:

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
Yes, Gillian Flynn as in Gone Girl. Her books terrify me, and this one in particular is actually just a short story that has been published solo (after appearing in a George R.R. Martin anthology). It will be an easy but scary read. It's a little belated for Halloween, but maybe it'll be perfect for a dark, rainy night, especially since with the time change, it gets dark by 5 these days.

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
I've had this book on my to read list awhile, but I never really wanted to buy it for some reason. But I'm rediscovering the joys of public libraries, especially since the addition of ebook versions, so I've loaded up my Kindle with some rentals.