Tag Archives: WTF moments

The House Across the Lake, by Riley Sager

After her husband’s death, Casey’s life falls apart. Her mother sends her to their family vacation home on a remote Vermont lake, to keep her away from the paparazzi and hopefully dry out. But Casey has no interest in drying … Continue reading

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April Mini-Reviews

Very little reading happened in April, but here are some mini-reviews of the things that got read in the corners of busyness! Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor This is a sci-fi future-world story of a girl who is somehow infected … Continue reading

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Any Sign of Life, by Rae Carson

Paige is one of the first to succumb to a deadly wave of flu. She falls into an addled sleep, only to wake up six days later to an entirely different world. She’s malnourished and dehydrated, none of the utilities … Continue reading

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The Woods are Always Watching, by Stephanie Perkins

Best friends Neena and Josie are about to be separated for college. As a last hurrah – and attempt to cement their friendship – they decide to go backpacking and camping for three days in the Appalachian Mountains. Of course, … Continue reading

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Devil’s Night, by Todd Ritter

It’s the night before Halloween, and Perry Hollow’s history museum goes up in flames. It’s a tragedy, but becomes more so when a woman’s body is discovered in the wreckage – not burned, but bludgeoned to death with a cryptic … Continue reading

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Survive the Night, by Riley Sager

Charlie’s roommate and best friend, Maddy, was killed two months back by a serial killer. Charlie saw the killer, but she can’t remember anything about him. She lives with that guilt, and after those months, she can’t take it anymore. … Continue reading

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Night Theatre, by Vikram Paralkar

A surgeon is about to close up his dilapidated clinic in an Indian village when three dead strangers appear. They beg to have their wounds healed up before dawn, at which point, they’ll have a new chance at life if … Continue reading

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Wild, by Cheryl Strayed

Subtitled: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Four years after Strayed’s mother dies and her life falls into chaos, addiction, and loneliness, she sets off – without any true preparation – to hike a big chunk of … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Why I Don’t Read Diet Books

I love health, nutrition, and fitness books that focus on science and aren’t trying to sell diets, but miraculous, cure-all diet books? No. Sometimes, though, I check them out from the library for a particular reason and have to skim … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Winter Wonderland, or Snowpocalypse

I’ve lived in San Antonio for over half of my life. I’ve experienced snow here several times, and ice storm or two, and some hard-freezes where temps got into the low-20s. But I’ve never experienced anything (here) like what San … Continue reading

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