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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Page Turning Tuesday, Pt. 2

I know my fellow North Carolinians are enjoying (and also confused) by this transition in weather. 

What better way to prepare for this spring weather than continuing on with "Page Turning Tuesdays". 

First of all, I feel like I should premise this with the most exciting thing that happened during the Super Bowl. Guillermo del Toro is reviving the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book series and I AM HERE FOR IT. 

Seriously. I remember reading these stories over and over again when I was younger. I've always had a fascination with the supernatural and the feared. Those pictures will forever haunt my mind. 

Best believe that I will be there in the front row on opening night, screaming and crying. If you do not know what books I'm referring to (and you're a horror/urban legend fan), please check these books out. It's a compilation of short tales that are based on urban legends and campfire stories. 

What I'm Currently Reading 

I lied to you all when I said that I would likely finish The Silent Patient I referenced last week. Still trucking but I'M ALMOST DONE! I can only confirm my recommendation in reading it. It's gotten so much better, I'm hooked. 

To provide more information on the book--which I just now realized that I didn't before--the main character, Alicia, is a well-respected artist. Her and her husband, Gabriel, live a happy life together, full of passion and romance. When one day, Alicia is found with a gun in her hand. Gabriel shot in the face numerous times. After his murder, she refuses to speak. Years later, the book is written from the perspective of her now a psychotherapist. Hell-bent on getting her to tell her story on whether or not she is guilty--which he doesn't believe she is. 

In other words, GO READ IT! I'm so excited to see how it ends. The writing is very easy to digest and I love a book that I'm able to tear through quickly. 

What I Recently (Sort Of) Finished 

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen 



I never quite had an opportunity to tell you all about this book that I read last summer that rocked my world. I have recommended it to a few close friends and their words are all the same. 

"Holy shit." 

This book is full of twists and turns that will leave you guessing and asking for more. All I can tell you? Nothing is quite what it seems. 

A fantastic summer/beach read for those who are looking for a thriller to keep you intrigued. 

What to Read Before You Watch

The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon 


I just got wind that this book I read last summer is becoming a movie. Now, we all know I'm a huge thriller fan. I really try to read books outside of my comfort zone. This book was one of those books that reminded me why I do that. 

The setting was very funky in that it focused on two individuals - caught in a love story. What was different about this was that each chapter focused on a different individual. It still holds true to the original love story that is focused on but if one of the main characters encountered someone, it would be a brief description of their story and their current day. 

I like the idea that you can have an impact on someone that you briefly encounter (I've definitely written blogs about this before). It's a very cool and light-hearted read. I would recommend checking out this book before seeing the movie. 

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Really excited to continue building everyone's "to read" lists. I still plan on compiling a larger list of books to check out for all of those who are interested. 

As always, chears to reading more and enjoying more. 

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