Wordless Wednesday – The Architecture of Marseille’s Palais Longchamp

Posted by on April 9, 2014 12:20 am in My work | 4 comments

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Marseille’s gorgeous Palais Longchamp, where we visited the Museum of Narural History; August 2013.
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Bali, here we come!

Posted by on April 3, 2014 5:24 pm in other | 8 comments

This photo of Kuta is courtesy of TripAdvisor

This is it!

Tomorrow, this very Friday, the Man and I are leaving for a much, much needed two weeks vacation in Indonesia – more precisely, to Bali!

Unlike our trip to France, which had been planned for over a year, this one took life very quickly in early December, when a friend of ours left to explore Asia on her own for a few months. It will be exciting to meet with her there and have our own adventure in this beautiful, gorgeous place!

We have a lot on our menu for these two weeks – which feels incredibly short when you are going halfway around the world (all planes and connections together, this is 30 hours to go, 30 hours to come back!) We will stay in Kuta, Ubud and Sanur, and will be visiting temples, walking along beaches, swimming in the ocean, eating, drinking, dancing, exploring, taking pictures, reading… a very exciting time for sure!

Unlike when we left for Paris, I haven’t planned much for The Infinite Curio while we are away. There will be a few things, but not much. Our goal over there is to disconnect as much as we can, but I will probably add a ton of pictures on my Instagram – so follow me (@infinitecurio) if you want a small dose of our Bali adventure!

See you soon, my lovely readers!


Wordless Wednesday – Palais Longchamp in Marseille

Posted by on April 2, 2014 1:13 am in My work | 5 comments

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Marseille’s gorgeous Palais Longchamp, where we visited the Museum of Narural History; August 2013.
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Review : Hunted by Elizabeth Heither

Posted by on April 1, 2014 12:53 am in 2.5 stars reads | 0 comments

huntedHunted by Elizabeth Heither
Pages : 368
Genre :  Mystery
Series : The Profiler, book 1
My Rating : 2.5/5

About the Book  :

FBI rising star, criminal profiler Evelyn Baine, knows how to think like a serial killer. But she’s never chased anyone like the Bakersville Burier, who hunts young women and displays them, half-buried, deep in the woods. As the body count climbs, Evelyn’s relentless pursuit of the killer puts her career – and her life – at risk. And the evil lurking in the Burier’s mind may be more than even she can unravel.

The Bakersville Burier knows he’s got an FBI profiler on his trail. He knows who she is and where to find her. And he’s biding his time, because he’s planned a special punishment for Evelyn. She may have tracked other killers, but he vows to make this her last chase. This time it’s her turn to be hunted!

My Thoughts :

Fans of Criminal Minds will quickly feel at home in this new series about profiler Elvelyn Baine. As a fervent watcher of the show, I was excited to read a story taking place at the “BAU” even if it wasn’t related to the show and its characters.

I had a great time with the mystery itself. I was intrigued by the killer, and there was enough action and twists to keep me reading. It’s always thrilling when the killer sets his sights on the main character rather than being a distant character, and this one was no exception. I also enjoyed the profiling part, though I have very little real knowledge of what profiling entails.

Where I felt let down though was with the characters – and most importantly Evelyn. I felt she was very bland, and I had a hard time warming up to her. I liked that she had something in her past, too, but in a way I didn’t feel it was necessary. I wish Evelyn would have been more developed, more complex as a character, so that I would care more for her.

Overall Hunted wasn’t a bad read; while it left me feeling slightly underwhelmed, I am sure many readers will enjoy the young female protagonist and the creepy killer she is hunting for.

Hunted is available for sale now! Thanks to Harlequin for generously providing a digital copy of the book for this review.