Unexpected Everything | Fefferfit
"From Morgan Matson, the bestselling author of Since You’ve Been Gone comes a feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans." I love Morgan Matson. I love her thoughtful, intelligent, heroines and their true-to-life emotions. I love their friendships. I love their smart-girl approaches to dating. I also ...
Bathing the Lion is the very first physical advanced copy I ever requested. I was so excited for it! It sounded so...unusual? I mean, check this out: In Jonathan Carroll's surreal masterpiece, Bathing the Lion, five people who live in the same New England town go to sleep one night and all share the same hyper-realistic dream. Some of these ...
Paris, 1917. The notorious dancer Mata Hari sits in a cold cell awaiting freedom…or death. Alone and despondent, Mata Hari is as confused as the rest of the world about the charges she’s been arrested on: treason leading to the deaths of thousands of French soldiers. As Mata Hari waits for her fate to be decided, she relays the story ...
When We Collided | Fefferfit
There's no other way to put this: When We Collided is the first novel that I've read concerning mental health that didn't depress the crap outta me. It's real, and vibrant, and necessary. I don't mean that in a "take up the cause" kind of way. I mean it like, "Do you really want to understand this? Because this book might help you ...
Rising Strong | Fefferfit
I had not one but two people recommend Rising Strong to me while I was going through what basically amounted to my own personal hell. I took that as a sign and read it. Really, I'm not much for self-help books. I'm also not much for the idea of "therapy," but that's turned out to be life-altering for me, so meh, ...
We’re friends, right? And friends can be honest with each other, and admit when they’ve, say, not exactly kept up their end of the deal? I KNOW. This is a book blog, and here I am, blithely reading away, and NOT REVIEWING ANYTHING. YOU GUYS. I could offer excuses (holidays health concerns surgery crazy crazy new church responsibilities) but come on, now. I’ve ...
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know just how much I loved Michelle Moran’s Madame Tussaud. I am a huge fan of Moran’s writing style–her attention to detail, her research, her complex characterization, and her ability to help readers forget they’re reading something historical. I was so excited when she asked if I’d be interested in helping her promote ...
I cannot tell you how excited I am to be coming out of a three-month review hiatus to talk about Andie’s book. If you follow me here or on Instagram or …well, anywhere, really, you’ll know that a) I love to cook, b) I’ve been working hard to lose weight for a long time, and c) I adore Andie. ...
It’s 5 am, and I can’t sleep. The house is silent–a luxury, these days–and I have some time to myself to process my thoughts. I’m so busy, lately, that it’s hard to find time to even remember what’s next. I dictate Google reminders into my phone, swype appointments into my calendar and memos into endless lists, all just so I can get through ...
Hi, friends! A week may not be long to be offline in the “normal” world, but when it comes to blogging, it’s an age, and as each day passes without a post or review or an update, I’m keenly aware that my blog is getting lonelier and more quiet. So: what’s going on with me? The biggest news is that I’m ...