Slip beneath the surface with INTO THE WATER

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Also this cover is GORGEOUS.

This past summer, my friend Brittney and I went to Montauk for a long weekend. We spent one of our vacation days in East Hampton, where we made an appointment to get our nails done and have a fancy lady day. We had an hour or two to kill until our appointments, so we (of course) went to Book Hampton, where, after much discussion of how we had somehow missed out on reading it, we both bought a copy of Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train.

We finished that book over the course of that day, spending our time getting our nails painted wishing we could be reading and then returning to Montauk to sit outside at a cafe in complete silence and just read. For me, personally, the last 40-50 pages got a bit too melodramatic, but by then, I was hooked, and I needed to know how it ended. Continue reading Slip beneath the surface with INTO THE WATER

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#Classics2016: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

9780312979478-us-300If things go as anticipated with my upcoming reading schedule, this and my next book in this self-fashioned classics challenge will actually be re-reads. This is my second time reading the Queen of Crime’s And Then There Were None, but I’ve been a big fan of the story since I first saw the 1945 movie version as a child. (I mean, I watched it in the 90s. I wasn’t a child during World War II. I’m not a vampire.) (That’s a hint about the classic I’m reading next.)

Anyhow, once I got a little older and realized movies were sometimes based on books (or, perhaps more accurately, stage plays with much happier endings), I was overjoyed, and I dove into Agatha Christie’s great mystery with abandon.

And I hated it.  Continue reading #Classics2016: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE