Review: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

I borrowed Sarah Waters's newest novel The Paying Guests from a coworker of mine who said she hadn't been able to put it down, and even though I got interrupted while reading it---I spent a month in Asia and couldn't bring the big hardcover along---I, too, didn't want to stop reading. Sarah Waters is an amazing writer. I always… Continue reading Review: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

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Matilda Reviews: The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi

Summary Lexi has a secret. She never meant for her mom to find out. And now she's afraid that what's left of her family is going to fall apart for good. Lexi knows she can fix everything. She can change. She can learn to like boys. New Horizons summer camp has promised to transform her… Continue reading Matilda Reviews: The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi

Matilda Reviews: I Prefer Girls by Jessie Dumont

For Christmas this year, I received a poster-sized version of the book cover of the lesbian pulp fiction classic I Prefer Girls. So of course I bought and read the book as well. Penny, a young lesbian living in Greenwich Village (who is hot and definitely knows it) spends much of her time preying on straight girls,… Continue reading Matilda Reviews: I Prefer Girls by Jessie Dumont

Books That Change Lives: A Logical Approach

I just finished reading The Book That Changed My Life: 71 Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them.  Many people have strong opinions about whether or not books can change lives. I've heard fellow readers vehemently exclaim everything from "Books don't change lives; people change lives!" to "I was never the same after reading… Continue reading Books That Change Lives: A Logical Approach