Friday, May 29, 2015

Lost & Found by Jacqueline Sheehan

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Released: April 2007

The front cover of Lost & Found is initially what caught my eye the day I purchased this novel several weeks ago. The cover nearly screams "grieving-woman-finds-refuge-in-loving-dog-and-lives-happily-ever-after." I enjoy reading these types of books when I need a break from thriller and horror novels because I know the endings will be happy and fluffy, which is exactly what I usually need after reading something intense. The synopsis of Lost & Found suggests that's exactly what I was getting into.

42-year-old man dies from heart attack

If you know me personally or follow me on Twitter, you might already be familiar with my stance on traditional western medicine (I practice naturopathic medicine), which means, you might suspect I wasn't too pleased with how the book begins.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Expats by Chris Pavone

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Released: March 2012

Chris Pavone's The Expats initially caught my eye at the bookstore because I had just spent the last three weeks or so catching up on every episode of FX's The Americans (I fucking love that show). I'm more intrigued than ever by spies, and by how they can manage to balance both a family life and a secret life.

"Where is Luxembourg?"

Kate Moore leaves her career in the CIA to live as an expat in Luxembourg with her husband Dexter, a security system genius who works as an independent contractor for one of the country's most prestige financial institutions. After having worked in secrecy as a CIA agent for several years, Kate is bored with her new life, which mainly consists of shuffling her children to and from school, and having coffee with the other expat moms.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Diana Gabaldon's Outlander, revisited

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If you follow any book organizations or book-related people on Twitter, or have Facebook friends involved with book clubs and reading, you may have heard or seen news about the Outlander television series that airs every Saturday evening on Starz.

A few years ago in summer 2013, when the Outlander series was initially picked up by Starz, I had doubts that the show would be any good. But as the premiere date neared, and everyone started talking about the upcoming show, I finally became excited.