New York’s Lombardo’s Steak House is famous for three reasons – the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer. Effortlessly, the assassin slips through the police’s fingers, and his absence sparks a blaze of accusations about who ordered the hit.
Seated at a nearby table, reporter Nick Daniels is conducting a once-in-a-lifetime interview with a legendary baseball bad-boy. In the chaos, he accidentally captures a key piece of evidence that lands him in the middle of an all-out war between Italian and Russian mafia forces. NYPD captains, district attorneys, mayoral candidates, media kingpins, and one shockingly beautiful magazine editor are all pushing their own agendas – on both sides of the law.
Back off – or die – is the clear message Nick receives as he investigates for a story of his own. Heedless, and perhaps in love with his beautiful editor, Nick endures humiliation, threats, violence, and worse in a thriller that overturns every expectation and finishes with the kind of flourish only James Patterson knows.
This is the first adult book of Patterson’s I’ve read. While I loved his Maximum Ride series, I expected this book to be… well, a lot more different than it was. You’d think the writing style would change a bit more depending on the audience, right? But I just found that it wasn’t like that. Continue reading “Don’t Blink by James Patterson”
If you’ve been around here a while, you’ll know the struggle I’ve had with trying to find a flat. First trying to find a group to flat with (shout out to the two groups of people that kicked me out !!), then finding an actual place that didn’t need me to work 100 hours a week to afford it. Then, finally, finally, we found a place just before Christmas. It’s four rooms, but currently only has two of us living in it, while the other two are home for summer break. This is Proper Adulting now, and weirdly, I love it! Continue reading “I moved out! // Jan 2018”
It’s 2018, friends!!! Man oh man, I’ve never been so excited to watch a clock tick over to midnight. Next year is going to be a bit of a rollercoaster for me; I’ve just moved into a flat with a friend, and we’re waiting on two more friends to join us, plus I’ll be at a new university…. There’s a lot in store, and I have no idea how to predict it all, but here’s some stuff I’m pretty set on doing in 2018. Continue reading “Goals and Resolutions for 2018”
Listen, we don’t need to get into how awful 2017 was again. Let’s just say, it wasn’t the best. And little 2016 me was so full of hope, bless her! But, somehow, strangely, I did pretty well with my goals for this year.
My overall one was just “be brave,” because my life was so unknown. I put that idea into three specific things: Continue reading “2017 Resolutions; How’d I Do?”
Going vegetarian is something I’ve been thinking about doing for a long, long time. The issue is, I’ve always lived with my parents, and part of me doesn’t want to be overly difficult by cooking a separate meal every night. And with uni food, there was no way, I have no idea how those people managed it. Next year, though, I’ll be moving into a flat, and living with just my flatmates, meaning I’ll be in charge of cooking my own meals every night anyway. So, I think now is the time to become a vegetarian! Continue reading “Going vegetarian // Dec 2017”
I was recently having a conversation with my friend about soulmates, which I believe in, as does her boyfriend, but she definitely does not. Then I talked to my family, and they said the same, and most of my friends were the same. So, I want to present some thoughts to you, and ask what you think about all of this
I think I understand soulmates differently to how most people do, with how it’s presented in the movies. I believe that there is just one person out there for everyone, and that the universe will push you in the right direction so that you meet them. Eg, my friend I had this conversation with is from England, her boyfriend is from India, but they met at work in New Zealand. Seems like a crazy coincidence, right? Assuming they were soulmates, though, that’d be the universe pushing them together. I definitely think you can fall in love more than once, but there’s one person out there that you’ll end up with forever, your “best love” for want of a better term, and that’s a set thing in the universe. Continue reading “Soulmates”
“Happiness,” as a concept, is something we all define very differently. I don’t need to explain that to you; we’ve all read Harry Potter, you know the Mirror of Erised. What I’ve recently realised, though, is that this Mirror of Erised type of idea (also known as the “white picket fence and red door” image of perfection) is something that’s not necessarily achievable. Not that happiness isn’t achievable, but it’s not something we should be looking for in this sort of way.
Continue reading “Happiness; an unachievable goal”