Tag: Splintered

My Most Disappointing Reads of 2017

My Most Disappointing Reads of 2017

A couple weeks ago, I highlighted my favorite books I read this year.  Every one of them was an excellent, well-written, intriguing read.  Unfortunately, not all books can be perfect and meet all our expectations.  What follows is a list of the books I read this year that didn’t live up to my expectations and why. By no means does this mean you shouldn’t read these books!  Just because I thought a book fell short, doesn’t mean others wouldn’t completely and totally love it.  In fact, at least two books on this list are very popular on Goodreads, so by […]

Posted December 31, 2017 in Reading // 4 Comments //
December Wrap Up and MERRY CHRISTMAS

December Wrap Up and MERRY CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas my loves! I hope you are all having a lovely day with friends and family if you celebrate.  It’s okay, you can read this post tomorrow.  I’d rather you celebrated! And, of course, if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope you’re having a lovely Monday. As you read this, I am at my parents house for Christmas brunch.  Soon enough, we’ll head to my in-laws for Christmas with that half of the family and dinner.  It’s a day off and a day to be with loved ones.  Back to work tomorrow! My books this month have come chiefly […]

Posted December 25, 2017 in Checking In // 5 Comments //
Splintered by A.G. Howard

Splintered by A.G. Howard

Well! This book was a nightmare. I’m going to break away from my usual review format here to tell you a little bit about why this HUGELY popular book, which gets 3.96 stars on Goodreads, made me desperately want to tear my hair out. Let’s start at the very beginning. Alyssa is dreading a visit to her mother, an inpatient in the local asylum.  Local asylum… because we all have one!  We get a lot of back and forth and just in the beginning of the book we learn that Alyssa wears dreadlock hair extensions, is a senior in high […]

Posted December 16, 2017 in Reviews // 11 Comments //