This year, I've decided to read in the Short Stories/Collections category, along with a few other random books that piqued my fancy.

I've been gone for ages. Not just from The Sunday Salon. But from blogging altogether.

This year, I've decided to read in the Fiction and Non-Fiction categories.

This year, I've been reading(/listening to) books from two Audies categories: Non-Fiction and Short Stories/Collections.

Although the topic of this session was ostensibly the creation of compelling characters, it really ended up being more of a general talk about Laredj's background and his writing.

Fallen in Love (Review)
reviews* / January 9, 2015

Fallen in Love doesn't really fit in the flow of the rest of the series, since it's written from the perspectives of people other than Luce, but then it also sort of does fit. It's about love stories, but not the same way that the rest of the books are. With the exception of the last story, all of them are about other characters in the series, and it's fun to see them in their own contexts, to learn more about how they act and feel.

Torment (Review)
reviews* / January 9, 2015

After the first book, I feel like this one was a big improvement. A lot of my issues with Fallen were addressed to some degree in Torment, though not necessarily in the way that I might've liked.

Fallen (Review)
reviews* / January 9, 2015

I heard a lot of good things about this series over the past few years, and I finally got around to reading it for myself. I didn't really know what to expect, just that it was a teen romance and that it included fate and angels.

After Obsession (Review)
reviews* / January 8, 2015

Let's start with the positive. I loved the alternating narrators, switching off between Aimee and Alan's points of view. It was cool to get inside both of their heads and see the events of the story from more than one perspective, especially since so much of the conflict is internal. I also really liked the concept of the story, the attention to detail in the background of the setup - like the pieces about Aimee's mother - and the in...

Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape (Review)
reviews* / January 7, 2015

Title: Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape Author: Jenna Miscavige Hill Narrator: Sandy Rustin Publication Year: 2013 Pages: 416 (audio length: 12 hours) Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir Source: Audiobook version purchased from From the cover: Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised as a Scientologist but left the controversial religion in 2005...