Monthly Archives: September 2012

Update and News from Elise Stein

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Yes, I’ve been a little behind on keeping up with this website.  There haven’t been as many book reviews posted.  The main reason for that is because I’m still working my way through The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series.  I’m about haflway through the last book in the series.  Some of it is slow reading.  The other reason is that I’ve been busy with other projects in my life.  Within the next 2 weeks, I’m hoping to open a shop on Etsy to sell some of my jewelry and other craft projects, along with some other crafty family members.  So when the shop is live I’ll make sure to post a link here. 

I’ve also been working hard on trying to finish another book for all of you to read.  Yes, there are many in the works, but the goal is to actually finish a second one!  And finally, I’ve been getting ready for the first book event which is coming up this weekend!  I’m very excited and I really hope to see many people there.  The next book event will be sometime in October or November (the date hasn’t been set yet) in Philadelphia.

Thanks to all of my readers and for your support

Book Review of the Week (9/17/12)

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We’ve all complained about our children being a handful and driving us crazy, but the book I’m reading now is on a completely different level.  It’s a nonfiction story written by the father of a child who supposedly has a rare case of childhood-onset schizophrenia.  January First: A Child’s Descent Into Madness and Her Father’s Struggle to Save Her by Michael Schofield is an amazing piece of writing which will have you feeling the stress and the tension right along with him and his family.  It was also enlightening for me, as a professional in the mental health field, to be able to read something coming from the perspective of a family particularly since Schofield includes so many details.  I usually have to force myself to read nonfiction, but this reads like a work of fiction.  It will keep you completely engaged and in suspense.