We have this book in our store as well!
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We have this book in our store as well!
Originally posted on Fangirling Through Fiction:
Today’s post is going to be a little different because it’s assignment week here for me so everything’s due and I’m busy staring at the calendar, desperately wondering where all my time went.
Accordingly, this post is about me asking for your help.
For one of my assignments, I’m writing a piece about how and why people read. Sounds boring and obvious. But, until recently, I always believed that people read for the same reason I do. To me, books are friends. Rereading a book is like visiting an old friend and having a good chin-wag with them. By contrast, reading a new book is like making a new acquaintance; the potential’s there for a long friendship with them but you’re not quite sure ’til you’ve finished the conversation.
I was very interested in knowing if this book was worth reading. Thank you for a great review.
Originally posted on lizbethwrightbooks:
This novel tells the story of Jake Epping, a divorced high school teacher, who becomes a time traveler on a mission to stop the Kennedy assassination. It begins with Jake reading and becoming attached to a story, written by a student in his adult GED night-class, about his father murdering his mother and siblings when he was a child. Soon after, Jake discovers a way to go back in time. The traumatic past story from his student becomes a present goal to amend and helps Jake unlock the rules and consequences of time travel before he attempts his main mission of preventing the assassination of Kennedy. As Jake attempts to change the future by inserting himself in past events, he realizes that “time” does not want to be changed and the stronger the difference an event makes in history, the stronger “time” fights against Jake trying to alter it.
This book had me cringing, waiting to see what “time” was going to do to stop Jake, constantly questioning whether he will succeed and how the future will be if he does stop the Kennedy assassination -what all rippling effects will occur. For anyone who reads Stephen King and expects a good scare, this is not THAT type of book, but that does not mean this novel will not keep you on edge. When I read 11/22/63 I thought back to works like The Green Mile; books that were not scary, but unnerving just the same.
Originally posted on The Armchair Critic:
Meet Shani – she’s 32, single and has a job to die for and is very happy with her life. So why does everyone insist on trying to convince her that the only way to the true happiness is meeting the perfect man?
When Shani’s horoscope miraculously reveals that now is the best time of her life for marriage, her mother decides to take control. As the Sri Lankan wedding season opens she arranges a parade of suitors, in the hope that her unmarried daughter will salvage the family honour by finally finding Mr Right. But true life, like true love, can get very complicated.
Originally posted on John Kenny:
Perhaps better known as a poet, having published three collections of poetry in the last few years, and as MC of the monthly North Beach Poetry Nights in the Crane Bar, Galway, John Walsh is also a writer of short stories, and Border Lines, recently published by Doire Press, presents an excellent sampling of what he is capable of.
Many of the stories included revolve around the same character, Ian, as he negotiates life’s variegated twists and turns, many of which he blunders into with a mixture of innocence and a self-destructive impulse.
In ‘Jimi’, a teenaged Ian skives off to a Jimi Hendrix concert and reaps the reward from a violent father on his return. A college-going Ian crosses paths with the slightly older trumpet-playing Raymond in ‘Trumpet in the Towel’ and gains a glimpse of the glamour and possibilities of a life outside Ireland as the trumpeter leaves these shores to forge his in London. ‘Such a Good Invention’ sees Ian transplanted to London, falling for artist Deborah, and grasping at a kind of happiness he can’t quite articulate and which proves illusive.
Originally posted on Single & Happy:
Kate Couric is one of my virtual mentors, even though initially her perkiness got on my nerves, I have always appreciated her hustle.
And I admire the way she has continued to work and write about her very personal experience of losing a husband and raising two girls by herself while also commanding respect for herself in the broadcast journalism industry, which can’t be an easy feat.