I don’t know about you, but I could not be happier than spring is here. The trees are full of green and pretty colors, the grass is growing back, and the sun is shining and warm. Around the end of February or so, I got hit with the dreaded wintery depression. My anxiety was through […]
Ah, it is Valentine’s Day. It got me thinking about what love is to me. I have been married for almost 7 years and still figuring it out, and I am no means an expert or love guru. This is a both serious and silly examination of what love means to me. But for me, […]
Has your environment ever been disrupted to the point to where you feel misplaced? My home office has been getting remodeled with a much needed face lift, but in the mean time, I don’t really have a place to write or just take my required alone time as a dedicated introvert. I need that time […]
I feel like I have been stuck in a rut here lately. Nothing exciting or life-changing has happened. Nothing severely unfortunate has happened (thank God!). I feel like I am just spinning my wheels. I feel like I am in this awkward phase of just going through a really, really long tunnel. I feel like […]
I don’t consider myself a reader with a favorite genre, but I think I am a fan of the mystery genre. This is the first “mature mystery” book I have ever finished, and I use the word “mature” because this book is definitely not for the youngins. This ain’t no Nancy Drew series. There are disturbing scenarios, and the killer of the story is a seriously disturbed individual. Suspenseful with a few mouth-dropping twists, Red Dragon was a story I enjoyed from start to finish.
Following the murders of two families, a detective is called in from retirement to help solve these mysteries. It is a rush to catch the killer, who calls himself the Dragon (and not the Tooth Fairy as the media has nicknamed him), before he strikes again and kills another family on the next full moon. (The killer likes to leave bite marks on his victims, among other “signature moves”, hence the nickname.) The story has many twists and turns, so I never found myself bored. The ending was definitely a surprise to me, so it is well worth the read!
What I love most about Harris’s writing is he is blunt. He just comes right out and says what is happening. He does not tip-toe. He was so blunt I had to reread things to make sure I read it right the first time.
Overall, I give it 4.5/5.
“Good-bye, Dr. Lecter…”
“Do you know how you caught me?”
Graham was out of Lecter’s sight now, and he walked faster toward the far steel door.
“The reason you caught me is that we’re just alike” was the last thing Graham heard as the steel door closed behind him.
As an early Christmas present, my husband got me one of those Ancestry DNA kits. I have always wanted to know more about my lineage and where I come from. Well, my friends, the results are in!
I gotta say deep down, I was hoping for something really random, like Asian or Indian or something. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Turns out I’m a simple English/Irish gal (not too surprising) with maybe a little bit of Scottish tid bits thrown in there.
I knew I was English and Irish, but I didn’t know how much and had always assumed I was more Irish than anything. According to my results, I am more English, which surprised me. Regardless, it was fun and my results came in way faster than I expected.
Dear Insomnia, You annoy me more than anything else in my life. You cause me to have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. I hate waking up around midnight and not being able to go back asleep. Or any other random time of night. My body is tired–oh, so tired–and you do everything you can […]
I have been sick with one thing or another since Thanksgiving. From tummy woes to scratchy throat and an annoying cough, seems I have been plagued. I feel so unprepared for the New Year 2019, as I sit here and drink my peach bubbly at 7pm because there is no way this girl will be […]
Since I hit the big 3-0 this year and we’re approaching 2019, I thought I would take some time to reflect on this year and share some things I have learned. These are in no particular order or significance. I hope you can relate and share your own! I would love to hear your story […]
A few weeks ago, my husband surprised me with one of these ancestryDNA kits as an early Christmas present. You may think I am cheesy, but I am excited! I have been meaning to do it for a few weeks now, but I have allowed life to get in the way. It has been a […]