Book Review: The Penelopiad

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood is a retelling of the classic Odyssey from a new perspective. Penelope is currently wandering the Underworld in her afterlife. She retells Odyssey from her own point of view. Over two-thousand years ago, she was the wife of Odysseus, married at the age of fifteen. During his journey of unbelievableContinue reading “Book Review: The Penelopiad”

Book review: “How to Survive in Ancient Rome” by LJ Trafford

“How to Survive in Ancient Rome” is a humorous yet enlightening, and certainly gruesome at times, look into ancient history. The time period mainly covers the Roman Empire. The book is divided into chapters that cover one topic at a time — housing, clothing, diet, religion, politics, etc. It basically serves as a how-to guideContinue reading “Book review: “How to Survive in Ancient Rome” by LJ Trafford”

Book review: “Venus and Aphrodite – A Biography of Desire”

“Venus and Aphrodite – A Biography of Desire” by Bettany Hughes is a nonfiction look into the history of Venus-Aphrodite. The goddess of love, known in Greek as “Aphrodite” and in Rome, as well as more commonly in today’s western society, “Venus,” has always had an impact on humanity. But she is far more thanContinue reading “Book review: “Venus and Aphrodite – A Biography of Desire””

Book review: “The Sweet Girl” by Annabel Lyon

Genre: Historical fiction “The Sweet Girl” follows Pythias (Pytho), daughter of famous philosopher, Aristotle. It takes place in Ancient Greece, fourth century BCE. It is based on real people, surrounding true events, but fills in fictitious gaps of what little we know today about Pythias. When she was only a few years old, the motherContinue reading “Book review: “The Sweet Girl” by Annabel Lyon”

Book review: “Verity” by Colleen Hoover | A thrilling, fiery, suspenseful novel

Genre: Fiction / thriller “Verity” is a novel about a writer named Lowen, who is living in NYC, struggling to pay her rent after taking care of her dying mother who just recently passed away. Leaving her apartment for the first time since her mother’s passing, she is caught at a scene in which someoneContinue reading “Book review: “Verity” by Colleen Hoover | A thrilling, fiery, suspenseful novel”

Book review: If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t) by Betty White

In memory of Betty White, I’m reviewing one of her books! I originally bought this book when it was first published, ten years ago in 2011. At the time, Betty was 89-years old, and would go on to live another decade. This memoir reveals little tidbits about Betty’s life, including some personal photos, fun facts,Continue reading “Book review: If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t) by Betty White”

Book review: “Find Your Twin Flame” by Leslie Sampson

This was an online impulse buy on Black Friday. While much of it was information I was already familiar with, along with some clichés, I have to say that it was also partially unexpected and maybe even life-changing. It’s not what it seems. This is not a book written by a dating coach, or aContinue reading “Book review: “Find Your Twin Flame” by Leslie Sampson”

Book Review: “Mad Love” ~ A Harley Quinn Novel

“Mad Love,” by Paul Dini and Pat Cadigan, follows the story of Harley Quinn: from a young girl to the very start of her legendary criminal career as Gotham’s most notorious supervillain. Little miss Harleen Quinzel was born and raised in Brooklyn by her mobster father and and stressed yet shockingly supportive mother, followed byContinue reading “Book Review: “Mad Love” ~ A Harley Quinn Novel”