REVIEW: LOOKING FOR ME by Beth Hoffman

This is a guest review by SAGE HELENA HOOTEN.  Her bio: Sage is a 15-year-old girl living in Savannah, GA with her eccentric family. In addition to being a voracious reader, she enjoys ballroom dancing, singing and using her imagination. She is an avid hamster lover as well. Beth Hoffman’s new book Looking for Me,…

31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN – Day 14

That picture of Bela Lugosi in the 1931 film Dracula has the become the popular image of the blood-sucking creature.  It’s loosely based on the bestselling novel by Bram Stoker, but there are numerous differences. It has inspired a number of adaptations over the years, but none of them have followed the book closely. Have you read…

REVIEW: THE UNINVITED GUESTS by Sadie Jones

The book’s uncanniness is quickly addictive. Just when it seems to find a tack, it changes direction again. Various scenes come in and out of focus and the author manages to demonstrate contemporaneous events very well. A very enjoyably out-of-body experience.

REVIEW: GILLESPIE & I by Jane Harris

I am still reeling from this book.  Surprising at every turn — and I’m not easily surprised.  Nor am I easily impressed, particularly when it comes to books.  The writing is fabulous – both in style and in storytelling. The first-person narrator, Harriet Baxter, is an older women now, in 1933.  She has decided to…