Fixing the Hole
Bookreview / November 21, 2014

A very short story but it starts out very good. In a very bad storm a tree hits a house and there is huge hole in the roof. A friend recommends Riley to fix it, since he is very good at his work and doesn’t charge a lot of money. So he calls Riley and they agree to meet the very next day. Riley arrives late with music very loud, but turns out to be a very cute 28 year old guy. But he is 45, no way a guy like Riley could be interested in someone that old? Also his last boyfriend broke his heart by running off with a younger guy, telling him that he is old and boring. Now he is afraid to open his heart again, fearing someone might break it again. Katherine Halle is supposed to be very good at happy endings, according to the information on the back of the book. But there is no happy ending in this book, in fact there is no ending at all. After a long time both guys admit to their feelings, then kiss and then walk away again. No idea what happens next, or if they will…

The Book of Matt: hidden truths about the murder of Matthew Shepard
Bookreview / November 11, 2014

Ofcourse we all know about the murder of Matthew Shepard that happened in 1998. Shepard was beaten to death, tied to a fence in Laramie and left to die. Two men were convicted and are now spending their lives in jail for this crime. The media always claimed this was a hate crime. Shepard was killed because he was gay and tried to make a pass at the wrong people. But what if there was more to the story than that? In this book Jimenez claims that the crime wasn’t about homosexuality at all. It was simply a crime of drugs and money. He claims that Shepard was a big time drug dealer and messed with the wrong crowd and therefore was killed. Jimenez tries to make his point by interviewing a lot of people, including the 2 men who are convicted for the crime. When the book came out it was heavily criticized and I can imagine why. The writing is badly at best, proof is limited and an interview is never complete, but only quotes are taken out, which just happen to underline the point. According to the list in the back of the book, well over a…

Cinder & Ella
Bookreview / November 8, 2014

First of, let me start by saying I don’t normally read this kind of book. I am much more into the M-M romance. But a friend requested that I read this book and let people know what I think about it, so here it is. The good thing about romance novels is you can read them quite easily. The story isn’t that hard, the people are easy to follow and understand. That is also the case with this book. The book is about a young girl, named Ellamara, or Ella for short. She is named after a character in one of her favorite books, the Cinder chronicles. She blogs a lot about books and through her blog she comes into contact with a boy, nicknamed Cinder. They start up a friendship and continue talking online and through e-mail for years. What Ella doesn’t know is that the boy she only knows as Cinder is in reality on of the worlds greatest moviestars who is about to play the leadrole in a movie based on the Cinder Chronicles. He starts to like Ella because she isn’t afraid to talk back to him and doesn’t care that he is famous or absolutely…