Monday, October 14, 2013

Book Review: Promise Not To Tell

As I sat down to write this book review, I realized there is one thing I will miss about commuting for work: seeing what other people are reading. I would always look around at other commuters' books, and if something caught my eye, I would write it down. This book is the last one that I found this way.

Promise Not To Tell

Promise Not To Tell by Jennifer McMahon is described as a cross between a mystery-thriller and a ghost-story. It is the story of a nurse who is forced to deal with stories of death and betrayal from her childhood when she returns home to care for her ailing mother.

As someone who has read her fair share of horror novels, I did not find this story to be particularly scary. But I enjoyed the plot twists, which were definitely unpredictable. It's a fun, short read, but probably not a book that I would re-read. If you've read it, what did you think?

The second book in the photo is A Mesa Voadora by Luis Fernando Verissimo, a well-known Brazilian writer. I've pledged to read more in my native tongue to keep my vocabulary from degrading. Sometimes I forget it has already been 11 years since I moved here! This book is a compilation of real-life anecdotes centered around food, eating, and comedy. I enjoyed it, but the funniest chapter was the first one.

Now that I won't be seeing new books while commuting to work anymore, I need suggestions! What should I read?

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