Thursday, June 23, 2016

We were liars

"We were liars" by E. Lockheart is the kind of book that sends me to online book club chats because I can't wait for my next face-to-face bookclub meeting. It's the kind of book that stays with me for weeks. And, despite the sad themes, it's the type of book I'm glad to have read,

I'm not saying anything more on purpose. But here's the blurb:

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Blindspot Season 1

*** SPOILERS ***

So I've finished watching season 1.

Overall feeling: addictive
Consistency: good writing, though towards the last quarter the plots seemed a bit too unbelievable (e.g., shoot a lot of innocent students because you hate one person?)
Favourite moment: the anniversary treasure hunt
Least favourite moment: David getting killed
Biggest question: why not relate the information directly to the FBI, without all the puzzles?


Saturday, June 04, 2016

Clouds in My Coffee

"Clouds in my Coffee" is the third book in the Country Club Mystery series by Julie Mulhern. I like the protagonist, the plot is fast-moving enough to make the reader want to swallow the book in a sing sitting, while the light style of writing fits well with the cosy murder mystery genre.




Blurb: When Ellison Russell is nearly killed at a benefactors’ party, she brushes the incident aside as an unhappy accident. But when her house is fire-bombed, she’s shot at, and the person sitting next to her at a gala is poisoned, she must face facts. Someone wants her dead. But why? And can Ellison find the killer before he strikes again? 

Add in an estranged sister, a visiting aunt with a shocking secret, and a handsome detective staying in her guesthouse, and Ellison might need more than cream in her coffee.