Sweetheart Seer Books

PREDICTING YOUR NEXT GREAT READ

Category: Reviews

StitchFix Service Review

I decided to try out a little something new and looked into StitchFix. I as a minimalist wanted to get a few more pieces of high quality, durable, pretty/flattering warm clothes into my wardrobe and thought this might help out. Boy was I wrong on all of those accounts! StitchFix is a subscription box service that sends you 5 pieces of clothing and accessories (available for both men and women) […]

Continue Reading →

“These Violent Delights” by Victoria Namkung

The reason I requested this one I will admit was all due to the title. “These violent delights have violent ends” was a quote used on the HBO show “Westworld” and hubby and I *LOVE* that show. The quote is explained around the 70% mark as being a quote from Romeo and Juliet to mean that the relationship is going to doom both of them and that they will not […]

Continue Reading →

“Bonfire” by: Krysten Ritter

Krysten Ritter may be a familiar name to you. She was an actress in Veronica Mars, Breaking Bad, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, and Jessica Jones. I was excited to get a chance to review her debut novel. The premise reminded me of Veronica Mars in that we have a small town filled with cover-ups and secrets, as well as a female lead that is seeking out the […]

Continue Reading →

“Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything”: by Lydia Kang & Nate Pedersen

The information in this one is mind-blowing. It took quite a long time (for me) to finish this one, but it is probably the most quoted book I have read so far, maybe ever. I shared many of the facts and stories with many different friends in casual conversations because I found this entire tome completely fascinating (and the best way to know you truly have a concept/idea down is […]

Continue Reading →

“The Killing Joke” by Alan Moore

Holy shit Batman! I knew from other books that referenced this comic that the Joker shot Barbara in this one. I did not know that Gordon was with her at the time and that the Joker tore off her clothes and took pictures of her afterwards (so disturbing). The Joker origin story I feel may or may not have been the “true” one as Joker himself even says he gets […]

Continue Reading →

“13 Minutes” by Sarah Pinborough

I was confused at first as to why this one was a Netgalley read when it says it doesn’t release until October but that there were so many reviews already on here. It looks like it has been changed a bit and is being re-released. It was first published February 18th, 2016 and from what I can gather Netflix is making it into an original movie. This was interesting to […]

Continue Reading →

“Raising Resilience” by: Christopher Willard

The subtitle “The Wisdom and Science of Happy Families and Thriving Children” is definitely appropriate! Filled with TONS of links between Psychology and Buddhism, this book was a must read for me. I do not have kids, I wanted to read this for the sole purpose of those two links. The approach of speaking to children as children was well explained as far as their development and their mode of […]

Continue Reading →

“Sleep Like a Baby” (Aurora Teagarden #10) by: Charlaine Harris

Oh Charlaine Harris. I love her books. I have read ALL of her series. From the very first to this final installment in the Aurora series, why oh why does she continue to overuse the word “little”? I have ranted about this in previous reviews of her previous works. I had to take a deep breath on this one as I read and before I began this review. Real Talk […]

Continue Reading →

“Lolas’ House: Filipino Women Living with War” by: M. Evelina Galang

The author of this took years to gather her research and to interview 16 Lolas/”Comfort Women”. The name “Comfort Women” is a subterfuge-y type of misnomer because there was nothing “comforting” about what they went through. During World War II the Japanese soldiers came into their homes, injured and or brutally murdered their fathers, mothers, siblings, husbands, and kidnapped these women to their camps. The suffering they endured was nothing […]

Continue Reading →

“The Hate U Give” by: Angie Thomas

There are some books that instantly grab you and pull you in. This was one of those books. I listened to the audio version of this book and had to pause it multiple times because my heart was heavy and I felt tears beginning. At first, when #BlackLivesMatter movement began, I didn’t understand it. All lives should matter right? But then I researched more into it and learned what it […]

Continue Reading →