We Need to Talk About Kevin? Oh yes, we must! [Booky McBookNerd]

I was intrigued by the movie, We Need to Talk About Kevin. It had an interesting premise: a mother has to cope in the aftermath of her son’s shooting rampage at his school. Ezra Miller creeped me out as the young psychopath and you could feel the unrelenting war between him as his...

Cinderella as a Bad Ass Cyborg? Hell Yeah!! [Booky McBookNerd]

I was reading this great essay in the New York Times this weekend. Written by writer and teacher, Dean Bakopoulos, it asserts the notion that reading is like falling in love: I realized that what I’m really instructing them in is reading as a process of seduction. Consider how one falls in...

Lizzy Gardner Returns in Dead Weight [Booky McBookNerd]

Dead Weight is the second installment in the Lizzy Gardner detective series by T.R Ragan. In this installment a dying mother contacts Lizzy. Her daughter went missing over twenty years ago and was last seen accepting a ride from an unknown man after her car broke down on the side of the...

Lizzy Gardner Takes on Spiderman [Booky McBookNerd]

It’s official! I love the Kindle App on my phone. I thought that I was a voracious reader before, but now I have millions of books literally at my fingertips. Also, contributing to my frequent book orgies, is the fact that many of the titles are reasonably priced (I can justify any...

Daughter of Smoke and Bone: Hell Yeah! [Booky McBookNerd] [Book Week I...

For Book Week. I am reading a book by National Book Award finalist, Laini Taylor, and Daughter of Smoke and Bone has renewed my hope and faith in fiction. It’s the story of Karou, an art student in Prague. Karou has just discovered that her first boyfriend, Kaz, cheated on her with a mutual...