Stephen King’s Misery

Kathy Bates won the Oscar for her role as Annie in Stephen King’s Misery film adaptation. And, it was certainly well deserved. She is such a great actress, and she delivered such a great performance, or terrible depending on the perspective. Anyway, I have the funniest and cringiest story about me as a reader connectedContinue reading “Stephen King’s Misery”

Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South

Ugh! This one is angsty! If you love books with a deep romantic vein, this one is for you. I found that readers that enjoy books like Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go also enjoy this book. Readers follow Margaret Hale who is, for all intents and purposes, an English southern bell. Margaret is aContinue reading “Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South”

Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles

04 October 1941 – 11 December 2021 (80) How was I first acquainted with Anne Rice? I found a copy of The Body Thief, the fourth book in The Vampire Chronicles way back in 9th grade of high school. It was the only book at the bottom of a crooked, old book shelf of myContinue reading “Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles”

George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones Series

Winter’s coming! I was super late for this series. The reason why I waited until the last season was announced to read these books and then watch the HBO show adaptation was because I’m always skeptical of anything that has a huge following and gets overly hyped-up. While I like a lot of movies, books,Continue reading “George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones Series”

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

When I have books on my shelf like J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, I sometimes think it’s pointless to do a review because, by now, everyone has probably seen the movies if they haven’t read the books. But, I mean, I will do a review either way. Tolkien requires aContinue reading “J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings”

E.M. Forster’s A Room with a View

“She beheld the horrible fate that overtook three Papists – two he-babies and a she-baby who began their career by sousing each other with the Holy Water, and then proceeded to the Machiavelli memorial, dripping but hallowed” (21). E.M. Forster’s A Room with a View is the coming of age story of Lucy Honeychurch. She’sContinue reading “E.M. Forster’s A Room with a View”