• Horror Book Review

    Horrorstör

    My Thoughts Retail work has to be one of the most thankless and draining jobs out there, the term ‘retail hell’ is the common description for what it’s like to work retail for a mega corporation. Many of us have worked soul-sucking retail jobs at some point, but Horrorstör makes the hell of working in retail literal. I could identify with the sarcastic and apathetic Amy, a character type often seen in stories about retail work. She feels trapped in an endless loop with no hope of ever climbing up the corporate ladder and has become embittered by it. She’s surrounded by co-workers she can barely tolerate and an uptight…

  • Book Review

    The Body Will Follow

    My Thoughts Ghostly possession is one of those genres in horror that I feel doesn’t get enough appreciation compared to other more glamorous monsters and supernatural beings. The Body Will Follow showcases the horror of being possessed, and how a person’s carefully constructed life can be ripped to shreds in a short amount of time. It was both horrifying and campy and reminded me of the types of horror novels I grew up with. The story follows Carrie, a thirty-something with a good job, a nice house, close friends, and a healthy lifestyle. She is horrified when she realizes she doesn’t have control of her body as the ghostly ‘wishes’…

  • Literary Book Review

    Hardboiled & Hard Luck

    My Review: Hardboiled & Hard Luck is a collection of two novellas that share a theme of grief and loss. Both stories read like a gentle goodbye as each narrator explores their feelings through memory. The stories together elicit a warm, comforting feeling despite the heavy subject matter in its sparse prose. It was an easy read to calm my anxieties and unplug while wrapped up in a blanket.She was still there inside me now, just as she always was: a life put on hold, a memory I didn’t know how to handle. Hardboiled follows the journey of a narrator as she walks along a country road to visit a…