Book Reviews

Literary Fiction: What is it Really? – Guest Post by Christopher Meeks

“Literary” is a type of book many people admire, but it’s not a genre that people necessarily seek. It’s even hard to call it a genre the way “mystery,” “romance,” and “paranormal” might be. Books that appear on Amazon’s literary bestseller list, for example, reveal how widely defined “literary” really is. For instance, this week,…

Love Will Make You Drink and Gamble, Stay Out Late at Night – a Review

Love Will Make You Drink and Gamble, Stay Out Late at Night is a book of short stories.  Each of the stories is about relationships.  They tell about the mistakes made, words misunderstood, and the resulting misadventures had.  All of the stories revolve around life in Santa Barbara. This book has twelve short stories.  One…

Reign of Madness – a Review

Every little girl dreams that one day her prince will come and sweep her off her feet.  After all, Cinderella and Snow White were each rescued from their dreary existence by a prince, and they lived happily ever after.  But does this ever happen in real life? Meet Juana of Castile.  In many history books,…