At the Water’s Edge: A Review

2 Pretzels At the Water’s Edge, Sara Gruen Hey, Fort Smithians, Smoky Lynx here, and I have the most unimportant news ever. I read a book about privileged rich kids and, boy, was it only mildly entertaining. While the book opens with a scene set in Scotland, a woman who has just lost her child gettingContinue reading “At the Water’s Edge: A Review”

What in God’s Name: The 2020 Story

I’m just kidding. It’s a book about Heaven, Inc. 4 Pretzels. Look, this book has gotten a bad rap on Goodreads, and I just don’t get it. It’s clever, light-hearted, and funny. So, exactly what we need right now. Let’s get into, shall we? What in God’s Name (Simon Rich) is about a couple of lowContinue reading “What in God’s Name: The 2020 Story”

Nothing to See Here: A Review

“Why didn’t we act like normal people instead of huddling in the stacks, our bodies shiny with fire gel?” – Nothing to See Here, Kevin Wilson  For a book that is, at its core, about abandoned children, this book is hysterical. The dialogue, the prose, all of it. 

Before We Were Yours: A Review

Before we were yours, we were someone else’s, ya’ dicks. 4 Pretzels Before We Were Yours was our book club pick for February. And, man, was it a doozy. A Synopsis: 1939 Rill lives on a shanty boat with her two parents, Briny and Queenie, and her four siblings, Camiella, Fern, Lark, and Gabion. They spendContinue reading “Before We Were Yours: A Review”

The Family Upstairs…is Actually a Cult

This book is full of twists and turns, conflicting stories, and belladonna. Read it. You won’t be disappointed. Unless you just love super boring books that aren’t at all about cults. 

Book Review: Needful Things

Castle Rock, Maine is a quaint little town full of lovely people where nothing bad ever happens. It is basically the town from Gilmore Girls. I’m kidding. Though it has a Stars Hollow vibe, Castle Rock has a level of creepy that SH just never achieved.

Book Review: The Chain

The book begins with a kidnapping. Young Kylie is taken from the bus stop by a couple who seem to hate themselves for what they’re doing, but will also do anything to get their child back. It’s a conundrum.

Book Review: We Are Water

Annie and Orion have been married for twenty-seven years. They have three grown children; Andrew and Ariane who are twins, and Marissa, the baby of the family. Annie is an artist who has very recently, thanks to the help of a gallery owner, come in to a little bit of fame.