Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books With A Character Who Has A Disease, Disorder, or Disability.

10.  A Walk to Remember
A Walk to Remember
Leukemia

 9. Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales From an Allergic Life
Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life
Allergies

 8. As Simple As It Seems
As Simple as It Seems
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

 7. Wintergirls
Wintergirls
Eating Disorder

 6. The Fault in our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
Cancer

 5. Blue Asylum
Blue Asylum
Mental Illness

 4. I Know This Much Is True
I Know This Much Is True
Schizophrenia

 3. Shutter Island
Shutter Island
Mental Illness

 2. Girl Interrupted
Girl, Interrupted
Personality Disorders

 1. The Notebook
The Notebook (The Notebook, #1)
Alzheimer Disorder

Thursday, April 2, 2015

True Crime Review

Today I finished Bogeyman: He Was Every Parent's  Nightmare, by Steve Jackson. I have read many true crime stories, but never read Steve Jackson. I was impressed with the fact that he was able to take each part of the story into consideration. He gave us details about everyone involved, from the victims, the criminals, the investigators, and the families. I appreciated that I was able to see everyone's point of view and the eventual affects on all those included. So many true crime tales only tell us about the victim, or the crime, or the criminal. Very few books I have read include the details from the detectives and investigators, and the families of all involved. Presenting all of the stories to me gave me a better grasp on how horrifying this criminal was. The story stirred my emotions. I found myself sad, angry, and upset, but also relieved, sympathetic, and vindicated. It takes an excellent writer to make me feel all of these emotions. I especially appreciated the epilogue and the pictures. All of these added together made me amazed that this criminal got away with it all for so long. Thank God this criminal is locked up and can no longer hurt anyone else. My heart still aches for the families who are left without answers. I am looking forward to more by Steve Jackson!

Bogeyman: He Was Every Parent's Nightmare

You can find out more about Steve Jackson here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Jackson-Author/244561702257369

For his books check here: https://wildbluepress.com/authors/steve-jackson-bio

More about the criminal from this story is available here: http://www.murderpedia.org/male.P/p/penton-elliot-david.htm

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Interstellar: Review

So I really wanted to watch this at the theater but my husband wasn't into it, so I had to rent it instead. I am not really sure what I was thinking the movie would be about. I guess the world ending and astronauts saving us, was mostly what I was leaning towards. I am not sure how that was all going to connect, but anyway! The movie is such a twisted mind bender! As usual, This is a spoiler free zone.. I must say, that I was impressed. The movie was fairly long and I never lost interest. In fact, my husband and son and I stayed up until one in the morning to finish it. We had no idea that it was that late, but we had to see the end.
I will say that there is a cameo by a famous star that I had no idea was in the film, so be sure to watch for him. This one reminds me a little of Inception. I won't go into why. I was pleasantly surprised by how interesting the movie was. I can promise you that whatever you are expecting, this one will surprise you. Be sure to pay attention the whole way through or you may get lost. Also, try not to read too much into it, just sit back and enjoy!