UnRead Quote: Adultery

“You don’t choose your life; it chooses you. There’s no point asking why life has reserved certain joys or griefs, you just accept them and carry on. We cant choose our lives, but we can decide what to do with the joys or griefs we are given.”       – Paulo Coelho, Adultery

UnRead Quote: The Sense of an Ending

“But time … how time first grounds us and then confounds us. We thought we were being mature when we were only being safe. We imagined we were being responsible but were only being cowardly. What we called realism turned out to be a way of avoiding things rather than facing them. Time … give…

UnRead Quote: Adultery

“After a certain age, we put on a mask of confidence and certainty. In time, that mask gets stuck to our face and we can’t remove it. As children, we learn that if we cry we’ll receive affection, that if we show we’re sad, we’ll be consoled. If we can’t get what we want with…

UnRead Quote: The Sense of an Ending

“It strikes me that this may be one of the differences between youth and age: when we are young, we invent different futures for ourselves; when we are old, we invent different pasts for others.”       – Julian Barnes

UnRead Quote: The Sense of an Ending

“I certainly believe we all suffer damage, one way or another. How could we not, except in a world of perfect parents, siblings, neighbors, companions? And then there is the question, on which so much depends, of how we react to the damage: whether we admit it or repress it, and how this affects our…

Reviewed – Tell No One by Harlen Coben

  Its been eight years. David Beck is a widower mourning the loss of his wife and childhood-love, Elizabeth. Elizabeth was kidnapped and brutally murdered for reasons known to no one. A pediatrician by profession, Beck has busied his life with kids and their medical issues. Until this morning when he receives an anonymous email…

Reviewed – A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

  ‘I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice – or because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother’s death, but because he was the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of…

Reviewed: The Confession by John Grisham

An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. But this never happens! The innocent guy gets mercilessly executed while the criminal is still on the loose, hiding away. It is only when he realizes that he’s got terminal brain tumor and will die soon anyway, that he thinks…

Book Review – Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

Book: Fifty Shades of Grey Author: E L James Paperback: 385 Pages Genre: Adult Fiction, Erotica Date Published: First Published 2011 Synopsis: When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this…

Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James

Book – Fifty Shades Darker Author – E L James Paperback: 532 Pages Genre – Adult Fiction, Erotica Date Published: September 2011 Synopsis: Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle…