Book Review Time: The House In The Cerulean Sea

By nature, I’m a bit of a homebody. Don’t get me wrong, I have an active social life. I love meeting up with friends for a walk in the park or an evening out. I have my book club girlfriends. I’ve got my gym buddies. And when you’re the mother of busy teenagers who aren’tContinue reading “Book Review Time: The House In The Cerulean Sea”

Book Review Time: Less Is Lost

What makes a home? It need not be a specific place. In my opinion, it’s the space we share with those we love. The memories we make, both heartbreaking and heartwarming. Spectacular and mundane. Moments that bind us. Our roots are fortified in each other, as we journey through this precarious adventure called Life. InContinue reading “Book Review Time: Less Is Lost”

Book Review Time: Whose Body?

An unidentified corpse has been discovered in the bath. The only object left on the victim’s person is a pair of pince nez of strange specifications. Elsewhere, a successful financier has been reported missing. He is believed to have left his house in the wee hours of the morning undetected. Though he is known toContinue reading “Book Review Time: Whose Body?”

Book Review Time: Klara and The Sun

In 2001, a film called A.I. Artificial Intelligence ( was released. A.I.  is unique in that it’s one of the few films directed by the illustrious Steven Spielberg to have received a mixed reception. I would argue that the film’s polarizing effect is in large part due to the subject matter. A.I. is the storyContinue reading “Book Review Time: Klara and The Sun”

Book Review Time: The Bridge Of Little Jeremy

(Disclosure: I was provided with a free copy of this title, in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.) The Bridge Of Little Jeremy by Indrajit Garai is the story of a young Parisian boy named Jeremy, and his trusted canine companion, Leon. The two friends are inseparable, as they venture out and explore theirContinue reading “Book Review Time: The Bridge Of Little Jeremy”

Book Review Time: birds of california

With the waning days of summer upon us, this is an excellent time to venture poolside, or perhaps, visit your local beach. And the perfect companion for such activities is a light(ish) novel. I find romantic comedies often fit the bill. Therefore, if you are so inclined, may I recommend birds of california by KatieContinue reading “Book Review Time: birds of california”

Book Review Time: Standard Deviation

On rare occasions, I experience what I call “novel dilemma.” This happens when I reach the end of a book, and I have no idea how I feel about it. Did I like it? Did I hate it? There’s no clear verdict. Sometimes novel dilemmas can arise from mediocre stories with compelling characters, or stellarContinue reading “Book Review Time: Standard Deviation”

Book Review Time: The Secret Life Of Albert Entwistle

I’m sure it is obvious to most that I write under a pseudonym. Ginny Malbec sounds about as authentic as a 3 dollar bill. Yet, in spite of the name, the message I deliver is 100% the real deal. It took me quite a bit of time to find my voice. My authentic self. IContinue reading “Book Review Time: The Secret Life Of Albert Entwistle”

Book Review Time: Lessons In Chemistry

Elizabeth Zott, the protagonist of Lessons In Chemistry, is a literary heroine for the ages. In early 1960s America- an America that had yet to feel the full force of the feminist movement-Zott stands as a vanguard. A reluctant television personality with a super-successful cooking show, Zott would just prefer to be recognized as aContinue reading “Book Review Time: Lessons In Chemistry”

Book Review Time: Open Water

Amid the smooth rhythms of hip-hop, soul, and R&B, a love story emerges. Two artists (a photographer and a dancer) meet. Their connection is immediate. Their movements are in tempo. Their conversation flows to a place beyond words. But what’s a love story without conflict? In the case of the couple depicted in Open Water,Continue reading “Book Review Time: Open Water”