books are breath

 

A life without books is a very hollow existence indeed. Nothing else has the power to make me laugh out loud, cry like a baby, or scream in rage like reading a book can. I am open to all genres and am willing to give almost anything a try, even if it's outside my normal scope. My faves are thrillers/suspense but I am also into paranormal, drama, chick lit and YA. This is my first blog, so forgive my ignorance and if you see something I can improve, do tell. :) 

be still my battered heart....

The Impossible Knife of Memory - Laurie Halse Anderson

I wept for Hayley the same bitter tears I wept for myself as the child of an addict-alcoholic mother and former wife of a soldier with PTSD. She and I may not have shared the exact same struggle but damn, this book was so real I felt like we could have been soul sisters.  The feelings evoked by this book will stay with me for life. All I can say is, Read it. Read it now. 

Currently reading

The Vacationers: A Novel
Emma Straub
The Bone Clocks
David Mitchell