Needed One Less Death

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

By: Stuart Turton

Grade: A-

What would it be like to wake up in a different body every morning? To have no memory of who you were? To have to repeat it over and over again in a loop until you were able to solve the mystery of who killed Evelyn Hardcastle?

Groundhog Day with a whole lot of liars, twists, turns, long-buried secrets and body hopping indeed.

It also could have used one or two less deaths.

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More than the Title

erotic stories for punjabi widows

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

By: Balli Kaur Jaswal

Grade: A

In need of some extra cash Nikki a young bartender/law school dropout takes a job teaching creative writing to Punjabi widows in Southall. They think they are going to be learning English literacy. Despite the mix-up the widows- who run the gamut of ages begin telling stories about their fantasies and their lives and things change for them all in ways Nikki couldn’t have imagined.

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Read Me in the Spring Time!

spring flowers

I’m not one for TBR’s of any kind but the last couple of weeks I’ve been in a very Spring mood and looking at some of the books I’ve been amassing there are a couple that just jump out at me, cover wise especially, like their singing, “I want to be read in the Spring!”

So below are some of the books I’m planning on reading and hopefully you can find some suggestions for good reads for the next couple of weeks!

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Not the Place for Paranoia…

Before Mars

Before Mars

By: Emma Newman

Grade: C+

*Netgalley kindly provided me with a copy but that has not impacted my review.

What if they are out to get you? What if they are out to get you even on Mars? I rarely request books from Netgalley but this one just seemed so up my reading alley right now that I had to give it a go. Our main character Anna is a geologist and artist whose sent to the base on Mars in order to paint pretty pictures for her boss to sell. We are thrown into it pretty much from the minute she arrives from her solo flight.

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Love the Clothes, Lose the Romance

Funny Face

Funny Face

Directed By: Stanley Donen

Grade: B-

The beginning of this movie gave me Devil Wears Prada vibes which then made me think- that should have been a musical. I got a little bit of Diane Chambers vibes from Jo (Audrey Hepburn) if you’ve ever checked out Cheers. So it was a bit of a strange beginning to a pretty typical old-school romance.

Anyway this was my Blindspot Series pick for March.

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Not The Fandom For Me

the fandom

The Fandom

By: Anna Day

Grade: D

“Exactly one week today, I will hang.”

Okay, I’m not a stickler for grammar and a no mistake book but there is a pretty important word missing from that sentence, right? Perhaps it wouldn’t have annoyed me so much if it wasn’t literally the first line. Not only that it was repeated in the exact same way later in the book.

I’m not going to lie. It annoyed me. But by that time I really just wanted the protagonist to hang.

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A More Realistic Lara

alicia vikander as lara croft

Tomb Raider

Directed By: Roar Uthaug

Grade: B-

I should caveat this review by saying while I’ve seen the original movie I’ve never played  any of the Lara Croft games. I also do not care about the way she looks or the size of absolutely anything in this movie 🙂

That being said it was quiet a nice surprise and definitely one of the better “based on a video game” movies I’ve seen in a while. Or possibly ever.

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