Book Review: “Hausfrau” by Jill Alexander Essbaum

There are some novels that use mediocre words to tell a compelling story and novels that use poetic language to tell an average story. Jill Alexander Essbaum’s debut novel, Hausfrau, is neither of these. Essbaum finds middle ground by telling the story of Anna Benz, an American housewife living in the suburbs of Zurich, in a way that is both captivating and engaging. Read More Book Review: “Hausfrau” by Jill Alexander Essbaum

New Show Recap: How to Get Away with Murder 1×15, “It’s All My Fault”

Part 1 of the season finale left off with the gang letting Annalise in on their little hostage situation. Part 2 opens up with all of them yelling and arguing and Annalise screaming at them all to SHUT UP like the unruly children that they are. We also get a glimpse of Lila taking her last breaths from the POV of the killer, but who is it??! Read More New Show Recap: How to Get Away with Murder 1×15, “It’s All My Fault”

New Show Recap: How to Get Away with Murder 1×14, “The Night Lila Died”

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! At the end of a very weird day filled with runaway llamas and color-changing dresses (it’s blue and black, btw), we finally find out who killed Lila. Was it Sam? Annalise? Rebecca? None of the above? Let’s recap the first half of the finale and find out! Read More New Show Recap: How to Get Away with Murder 1×14, “The Night Lila Died”

What’s Wrong With Patricia Arquette’s Comments? A Lot.

The Internet has been buzzing since Sunday night with discussion about actress Patricia Arquette’s Oscar acceptance speech and her followup remarks that were made in the press room afterwards. In case you haven’t been online much, here’s a recap. Read More What’s Wrong With Patricia Arquette’s Comments? A Lot.

New Show Recap: How to Get Away with Murder 1×13, “Mama’s Here Now”

You see that title? Mama’s here now. Oh yes she is and Mama’s going to lay down some truth this week. But first, let’s check in on Detective Nate. Remember how last week’s episode ended with him getting arrested for Sam’s murder? Well this week’s episode starts out with him being strip searched (thank you, HTGAWM writers, for that visual treat) and booked into the local lockup. Read More New Show Recap: How to Get Away with Murder 1×13, “Mama’s Here Now”

New Show Recap: How to Get Away with Murder 1×12, “She’s a Murderer”

If you thought the biggest shocker this week was going to be the discovery of Sam’s Keating body, you better think again. It’s getting close to Season Finale time, so they’re dropping bombs on us left and right. Read More New Show Recap: How to Get Away with Murder 1×12, “She’s a Murderer”

New Show Recap: How to Get Away with Murder 1×11 “Best Christmas Ever”

Wait, what? Best CHRISTMAS ever? Um, it’s February. Oh, ok, we’re flashing back. Got it. Annalise is in a hotel in Philly, raiding that minibar like she’s the fifth member of Motley Crüe or something. She’s so busy partying with her new friends, Mr. Smirnoff and the Grey Goose, that she won’t even take Officer Sexy’s phone calls. Read More New Show Recap: How to Get Away with Murder 1×11 “Best Christmas Ever”

New Show Recap: How to Get Away with Murder 1.10, “Hello Raskolnikov”

WE’RE BAAAAACK! It’s weekly recap time again! Welcome back… Murderers? (Still working on that nickname.) Before I start the recap, I have to put this out there. CONGRATULATIONS to the lovely Viola Davis who won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her role as Professor Annalise Keating. Her speech was truly amazing! Read More New Show Recap: How to Get Away with Murder 1.10, “Hello Raskolnikov”