When the bough breaks

So this is the first novel I have read by Jonathon Kellerman. It is a little dated having been published in 1985. That being said it was still a fun thriller to read. The pacing was nice. I find it funny that it is a Doctor named Alex for those who follow my Alex Cross obsession. Albeit this Alex is a lot more vigilante as he is not a cop. At least he has a badge that declares him a special consultant. I am excited to see where the series goes as it encompasses 36 books so far.

A Tale Dark and Grimm

Hansel and Gretel retold in a different way. This time a series of stories from traditional Brothers Grimm. It is a bit gorey and I would not recommend it for younger readers. But if you have older teenagers they would enjoy it. The devil and a dragon even feature, which should delight any fantasy YA readers. This is the first book in the series and I liked it well enough that I will continue.

Science Fictions

How real are all of those scientific break throughs? Albeit it is worrisome to think that all of the science data could be called into question, I think it would be worse to close our eyes to the thoughts brought up in this book. After reading this I wonder how broad these issues are in science. Although the author gives ideas on how to fix this issue, I am not sure this is an easy fix. Especially when you have studies that take decades to complete. For a long time I have felt that scientists could be less that honest when, after an intensive study, a theory is disproven. This seems to follow that same thought process and is sad to think how deep the corruption may be. Give it a listen and decide for yourself if the author might be on to something.

My Friend Slappy

The latest in SlappyWorld novels. This was a good read and different while being the same. This is an enjoyable novel and I would recommend it to read. Not too scary. This does deal with violence and bullying but I think the violence isn’t really repeatable so I would not worry too much based on the other novels in this series.

Making Sense of Grammar

This is a little different grammar book. Before you start to snore, this is a fun one. Albeit this relates more to British English than to American there is still a lot of pertinent information for Americans. A lot of the history of grammar is outlined and I enjoyed the examples on how we gain grammar. If you’re looking for a list of rules this is not the book for you. But if you want to like learning grammar, this is a good starting place.


I wish I would have read this book in college. He has a great approach to figuring out what the best fit for you is in your career search. This is worth the read if you are trying to figure out what you want to do or what you want to do next. If you’re thinking about a career pivot, this book will get you headed down the path to happiness.

Best Self – Be You Only Better

This book is exactly what you would expect from a life coach. His approach to how you view your life feels fresh and innovative. Albeit I did not do all of the exercises, I feel like the more you put into this the more you could take charge of your life. If you are trying to figure out what holds you back and want to take charge of your life. I recommend going through this as I feel it will be very valuable to you.

Once Upon a Dream

A twisted fairytale where the author changes one piece of the Sleeping Beauty story. The novel was a good read giving a different look at this age old tale. The ending is decent and it is a fun tale, just looking at about a 3 star story. Adventure story with a strong female lead however the prince feels very two dimensional. If you like the story of Sleeping Beauty then pick this one up.