Thursday, May 12, 2016

Holding Smoke, by Elle Cosimano

Holding Smoke, by Elle Cosimano
I received a copy of this book from Disney Press via NetGalley
in exchange for a fair and honest review
John Conlan is in juvie for double murder, but the bars can't hold him like they hold the other inmates. John is able to leave his body behind and travel around as a "ghost." 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

In which Rachel has been interviewed

Ever since getting my EMT certification about 3 weeks ago I've been applying for jobs like crazy. In fact, one morning I woke up to discover that I'd actually applied to several jobs in the middle of the night and totally forgotten about it! This week, I've had two interviews. Both jobs seem very interesting. We'll see what happens. 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Unfair, by Adam Benforado

Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice
Written by Adam Benforado
Narrated by Joe Barrett
In Unfair, Adam Benforado discusses the injustices of the American justice system with historical, current, and scientific evidence. In his historical musings, he discusses the idea of justice as it evolved with time. For instance, he brought up witch trials (including the ridiculous ones where they throw the unlucky defendant in a lake and to see if she floats) and trials of animals that had killed humans. He pointed out that our concept of justice will continue evolving so that in 100 years our own criminal system will seem as preposterous and horrific as a witch hunt. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Corinthian, by Georgette Heyer

The Corinthian
Written by Georgette Heyer
Read by Georgina Sutton
The ridiculously wealthy Sir Richard Wyndham has just been bullied by his family into proposing to a cold-hearted mercenary woman whom he does not love. They day before his proposal, he goes on a drunken walk through the night-time city, and a boy climbs out of a window into his arms. But the boy turns out to be Penelope Creed, a young heiress who is likewise being pressured by her family to marry someone she doesn't love. Penelope is about to set out on a journey, and Wyndham feels obligated to escort her. 

Monday, May 2, 2016

In Which Rachel sums up a month of non-blogging

Welcome to May, Mental Health Awareness month! I am going to have a very ill-advertised blog hop this month, so if you read any books that have a mental illness theme let me know, and I'll point people to your review! At the very least, I hope to get a few books reviewed. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Persuasion, by Jane Austen

Persuasion, by Jane Austen
Narrated by Juliet Stevenson
Anne Elliot has lived with regret over being persuaded to reject the love of her life when she was very young. The objections to this match - money - were quickly assuaged when the man went to war and earned his fortune. But, until now, no contact had been initiated. To her horror, Anne now has to live in close proximity to Captain Wentworth and watch him woo other women. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Mental Illness Month Blog Hop - May 2016

Back with my old blog, I always wanted to host a Mental Illness month theme read; however, I have a mental illness of my own and always failed to follow through on my big plans. This year, I'm going to do it. Welcome to Mental Illness Month 2016. If anyone wants to join, during the month of May 2016 you can post a book review (or any sort of blog post about mental illness or suicide). Let me know what and when you've posted something, and I'll tell people to stop by and look at your post! This will be really informal, so you can join any time during the month of May, you don't have to sign up in advance. The book (movie) can be fiction or nonfiction. 

Masanobu from All the Pretty Books and I plan on reading 10 Days in a Madhouse, by Nellie Bly. If anyone wants to join in, we can do a group read, and I'll post questions about it the last week of May. 

Comment if interested! If you want to tweet about it, use the hashtag #mentalillnesshop