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Review - Her Destiny (Reverie #2) By: Monica Murphy
Title: Her Destiny (Reverie #2) Author: Monica Murphy Publisher: (August 25th, 2014) Add to: Goodreads Order here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Amazon UK [read more]
Billy and the Cloneasaurus by Stephen Kozeniewski
Six billion identical clones make up the entire population of Earth, and William 790-6 (57th Iteration) is exactly like everybody else. In his one year of life he will toil in suburban mediocrity and spend as much cash as possible in order to please his corporate masters. When 790’s first birthday (and scheduled execution) finally rolls around, a freak accident spares his life. [read more]
The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar - Part 2
The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar Review Part 2 [read more]
Review: The House We Grew Up In
Summary: Meet the Bird family. They live in a simple brick house in a picture-perfect Cotswolds village, with rambling, unkempt gardens stretching just beyond. Pragmatic Meg, dreamy Beth, and tow-headed twins Rory and Rhys all attend the village school and eat home-cooked meals together each night. Everybody in town gushes over the two girls, who share their mother’s apple cheeks and wide smiles. Of the boys, lively, adventurous Rory can stir up trouble, moving through life more easily than ... [read more]
{Supernatural Thriller Horror} Night Terror Blog Tour Sign Up
Jeff Gunhus will be touring October 6 – December 19 with his new supernatural thriller horror, Night Terror! We are looking for: Reviews (paperback & ebook) Interviews Author Guest Posts Character Guest Posts Book Spotlights Please sign up on the form below. If you are chosen to host, we will email you within 72 hours. [...] [read more]
We Are Not Ourselves; Matthew Thomas
We Are Not Ourselves; Matthew Thomas Simon & Schuster [read more]
CFBA Book Spotlight: Miracle in a Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas
About the Book: In a Drought, It's the Darkest Cloud [read more]
2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino: Review (Audiobook)
All nine year old Madeleine Altimari wants to do is sing. She’s been practicing, perfecting her craft, waiting for her moment. On Christmas Eve Eve, it seems like she’ll get her chance to perform at school but once again her dreams are thwarted. Her day just gets worse, until she hears about The Cat’s Pajamas, the second best jazz club in Philadelphia. Somehow she’ll find her way there and make her debut. Lorca, the owner of The Cat’s Pajamas, is not having a good day himself. The club is in ... [read more]
review: tuesday's gone by nicci french
The second in Nicci French’s Frieda Klein series has Frieda looking for the identity of a decomposing corpse found in the apartment of a mentally ill woman. Although the woman is initially a suspect, it soon becomes clear she brought the dead man back to her apartment in a misguided attempt to help him. It’s a fascinating plot, but the writing is a little clunky. The constant change in perspective and multitude of characters disrupted the action too frequently. Intriguingly, Tuesday’s Go ... [read more]
Review: The People in the Photo by Helene Gestern
Have you ever gone through piles of old photographs and wondered who the people in them are or why the person who kept them did so? When we take a photograph, it tells a story, but that story is lost if no one continues to tell it or to know it. Just as the images themselves fade, so too do the histories behind the photos, if their stories aren't passed along. In Helene Gestern's lovely epistolary novel, The People in the Photo, the important story of a woman's mother is in danger of bein ... [read more]
Scanning the Backlist (2)
This my own personal backlist consisting of authors I've reviewed on the blog.  I took the time to go back through every author I've reviewed and checked out his or her backlist - and for some, even found new books I hadn't realized were released.  Each week I'll be featuring a Scanning the Backlist post with a few more authors whose backlist titles have made it onto my TBR. [read more]
Little Epiphany: Try Again
Sometimes Little Miss Whimsy will build a big impressive tower out of legos, only to accidentally knock it over and watch it crumble. She'll shout, "Oh N-O!" Then crestfallen, sometimes with tears in her eyes, look to me. [read more]
Review: Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich (audio)
Title: Top Secret Twenty-One     Author: Janet Evanovich    Series: Stephanie Plum, #21     Narrator: Lorelei King   Published: June 2014, Random House Audio   Length: 6 hours 16 minutes   Source: Personal copy via Audible  [read more]
80% HCA Pure Garcinia Cambogia Formula Review
Yes, I'm well aware that dietary supplements aren't a magical cure for losing weight, but with the combination of a healthy diet and a daily exercise, a dietary supplement can help you lose weight over time. [read more]
eBook Review: Finding Miss McFarland
Delaney McFarland is on the hunt for a husband—preferably one who needs her embarrassingly large dowry more than a dutiful wife. After the unspeakable incident at her debut, Delaney knows marrying for love is off the table, but a marriage of convenience—one that leaves her free to live the life she chooses—is the next best thing, never mind what that arrogant, devilishly handsome Mr. Croft thinks. Delaney plans to marry for money . . . or not at all. [read more]
Book Blitz/ Love at First Sigh
BOOK INFORMATION TITLE – Love at First Sigh AUTHOR – Elodie Parkes GENRE – Contemporary erotic romance PUBLICATION DATE – August 16, 2014 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 45 pages, (two stories within) PUBLISHER – Hot Ink Press COVER ARTIST – Elodie Parkes     BOOK BLURB Two sizzling contemporary romance stories Handy Hubby Hire Tired […] [read more]
Guest Post: "It's a story, first of all."
Please welcome today's guest blogger, Lacy Crawford, author of Early Decision, which went on sale in paperback yesterday! A delightful and salacious novel about the frightful world of high school, SATs, the college essay, and the Common Application—and how getting... [read more]
Longbourn - Jo Baker
If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats, Sarah often thought, she’d most likely be a sight more careful with them. [read more]
Book Review: Working Stiff, by Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell
Originally published in Shelf Awareness for Readers. Reprinted here with permission. If you don't already receive it, sign up here to receive a bi-weekly dose of readerly goodness in your inbox. [read more]
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Waiting on Wednesday (139)
"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. [read more]
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Waiting on Wednesday - Infected by Sophie Littlefield
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly awaiting.  I've chosen a book this week that is by an author that I've enjoyed other books by, Sophie Littlefield.  She had a zombie series that I liked, Aftertime, and from the title of this book, I assumed it might be set in the same world, which now that I read the description below, I'm not sure that it is.  I did get to meet the author at BEA this year, unf ... [read more]
Review: Cutting Teeth by Julia Fierro
In Cutting Teeth by Julia Fierro, a motley crew of five families and a nanny from Brooklyn head to a shabby house on Long Island for a long weekend. The parents have largely been thrown together by their children who share music classes and the playground. Personalities abound among the parents as well as the children and those personalities eventually clash as the group spends a weekend in close quarters in the house where they face each other's idiosyncrasies. The parents are most challeng ... [read more]
Wordless Wednesday: "Architecture"
One of my favorite things about the cities of the Northeast is the way old and new buildings live side by side, like here in downtown Boston. [read more]
Giveaway & Book Review: And Some Fell on Stony Ground by Leslie Mann
The story takes place over a course of about 12 hours, but much of the story is told in flashbacks and memories which are triggered by external events which the protagonist, a flier named Leslie Mason, experiences. Mason is experiencing a profound sense of loss almost every waking moment due to his luck of having survived many missions, but loosing many friends who did not have such good fortune. In his depressed state, Mason is concerned only with the present and survival, not concerned abo ... [read more]
Review: 2am at the Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino
2am at the Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino [read more]
Assorted Thoughts on Getting into Comic Books
I am just getting into reading more comic books, and I know I have ComiXology to thank for it. ComiXology is a “cloud-based digital comics platform” that I use to buy and read digital comics. I first started using ComiXology in April when the first three trade editions of Saga by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona […] [read more]
Making Math Fun With DK Canada!
I can't believe that summer is almost over. When I was young, summer seemed to last a long time. The older I get though, the faster time flies. But the timing of back to school doesn't change - Labour Day heralds the end of summer for kids in Canada.   DK Canada has some great book ideas for your back to school youngster in their Making Math Fun Boutique! (There's some great titles for the older crowd as well)   [read more]
Until Later: Cocktails and Cheez-Its
Sesame Street Spanish teaches that the word for goodbye is adios. But, in my experience traveling and living in the Spanish-speaking world, adios isn’t used all that often. It’s too final. Too weighty. A much more common way to say good-bye is hasta luego or “until later.” I like this version much better. It’s more hopeful. It assumes... Continue reading » [read more]
My 87-year-old dad dancing with my beautiful sister at my son's wedding in Chicago this summer. [read more]
Wordless Wednesday 304
At the County Fair, 2014 [read more]
Wordless Wednesday: Gardens at Mt. Vernon
Touring the gardens at George Washington’s Mt. Vernon on Sunday with Capital Photo History Tours [read more]
September 2014 New Mystery Releases!
I'm not ready for summer to be over yet, so I'm glad the heat lingers here in Phoenix. (Perfectly suited to this climate, aren't I?) I've been out in the pool all summer with a succession of tall, cold drinks and books so good that they make me lose track of time. If Denis and I ever win the lottery and get this pool heated, my toes would undoubtedly be permanently webbed! [read more]
Wondrous Words Wednesday
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love.  Feel free to get creative!   If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky! I found 3 more words in […] [read more]
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
She couldn't tell him that things would change before he knew it, because when you were a teenager your life really only stretches in your imagination about two weeks ahead, and they both knew that it wasn't going to get better by then. Or, probably, any time soon after that. Jojo Moyes is one of those authors I would never have read or tried to read. When I first attempted Me Before You, I closed it after the first chapter, because it smacked of a fluff novel with a rich good looking guy w ... [read more]
New Release: The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit
Graham Joyce's The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit begins by introducing us to college student David Barwise, who has just arrived at a seaside resort in 1976 Skegness to start a summer job. He's ended up there because it's the location of the only photo he has of his father. He doesn't know much else about the man who died years ago but he has a strange notion that the answers are in Skegness. He ends up finding a lot more than he bargained for there -- unconventional relationships, ladybug ... [read more]
Megan Reviews mainstream YA: AFTER THE END by Amy Plum
Find After the End by Amy Plum at Amazon What it's About: (from publisher HarperTeen) Juneau grew up fearing the outside world. The elders told her that beyond the borders of their land in the Alaskan wilderness, nuclear war had destroyed everything. But when Juneau returns from a hunting trip one day and discovers her people have been abducted, she sets off to find them. And leaving the boundaries for the very first time, she learns the horrifying truth: World War III never happened. Not ... [read more]
"Waiting On" Wednesday: Sweet Damage
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. [read more]
Interview with Author S.S. Segran
Today we're talking with S.S. Segran, author of Aegis Rising [read more]
Winner of 2 AM at the Cat’s Pajamas
Thanks to all who entered to win a copy of this fabulous book! I used Random.org to choose a winner. Congratulations to: Debbie from Houston, Texas I’m sending you an email, Debbie, to confirm your mailing address. For those of you who did not win, I hope you’ll consider picking up a copy of this […] [read more]
"The Monstro" by Junot Diaz (from The New Yorker, June 4, 2012)
My Posts on Junot Diaz [read more]
Book’d Out celebrates 4 years!
Today marks four years since I launched Book’d Out. In that time I have: * Published a total of 1, 680 posts * Of which 1, 254 are book reviews * Had 324,645 visitors * From whom I have received 14, 915 comments * And gained  3, 653 awesome followers Thank you! I can’t tell […] [read more]
CFBA: Miracle in a Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas
This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingMiracle in a Dry SeasonBethany House Publishers (August 5, 2014) bySarah Loudin Thomas [read more]
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Launch Day Blitz! 87. It’s in His Kiss by Jill Shalvis…
I love Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series, and couldn’t wait for It’s in His Kiss to get here! Yay! About Jill Shalvis: New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look […] [read more]
Review: Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
Age Range: 8 – 12 years (3-7th grade) Paperback: 208 pages Publisher: GRAPHIX (August 26, 2014) ISBN: 9780545540605 Source: Publisher Raina wanted nothing more in the world than to have a little sister. When her wish is finally granted and her sister Amara is born, life isn’t exactly what she thought it would be. Amara makes it pretty obvious that […] [read more]
Review: A Wild Sheep Chase
A Wild Sheep Chase By Haruki Murakami (Vintage, Paperback, 9780375718946, April 2002, 368pp.) The Short of It: Quirky, thought-provoking and strange. In other words, classic Murakami. The Rest of It: I’m not sure why it took me so long to finish this one. I purposely held this one back so that I’d have a novel […] [read more]
From Slush Pile to Celebrated Author: Jessie Burton Discusses Her Incredible Journey
Today we welcome one of the summer’s biggest debut authors, Jessie Burton, to the blog to celebrate the publication of her historical novel set in 17th century Amsterdam. During a trip to Amsterdam in 2009, Jessie visited the Rijksmusuem and happened upon a dollhouse belonging to Petronella Oortman. This "curiosity cabinet" (as they were called) inspired her to write The Miniaturist, a novel that sparked an incredible bidding war involving 11 publishers. We are very excited to have Jessie jo ... [read more]
Alice Simpson, author of Ballroom, on tour September 2014
About Ballroom  • Hardcover: 304 pages • Publisher: Harper (September 23, 2014) A beautiful debut, Ballroom follows a group of strangers, united by a desire to escape their complicated lives (if only for a few hours each week) at a New York City dance hall that’s about to close its doors for good. The Ballroom used to […] [read more]
Review: "Earwig and the Witch" by Diana Wynne Jones
Just a quick review today of a very adorable and very wonderful children's chapter book by Diana Wynne Jones. [read more]
Catching Up
I haven't been around much for the last two weeks because I was in San Francisco visiting my Kiddo.  I stayed in a lovely and relatively inexpensive AirBandB in the Berkeley Hills, which was really great.  We traveled all around San Francisco, up to Napa and down to Carmel and Monterey.  In Carmel, we visited the old Mission there and on the door was this sign: [read more]
Dash by Kirby Larson
Last year, Kirby Larson introduced us to Hobie Hanson and his dog Duke.  Hobie somewhat reluctantly volunteered Duke to be part of the country's Dogs for Defense program.  This year, Larson introduces us to Mitsi Kashino and her dog Dash. [read more]
Review: "The House We Grew Up In" by Lisa Jewell
The Bird family wasn't always quite so controversial. Once upon a time bohemian mother Lorelei, a free spirit and a loving mother, ran the household in such a way as to encourage her children to live their lives to the fullest. Sure, the house overflowed with "stuff","stuff" that no one was allowed to sort through or throw out, but everyone was happy enough. Daughters Megan and Bethan, twins Rory and Rhys had a childhood filled with brightly coloured Easter eggs, paddling pools, and rainbows. [read more]
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Review: Longbourn to London by Linda Beutler
“I have divided them into stacks, the first being those we need not accept.” “Is there such a thing?” Mr. Bennet asked over a lowered corner of his paper.  “I had thought a lady must accept all invitations.” “Indeed, sir!”  Darcy smiled a little.  “I am more interested in that pile than any other.  I […] [read more]
Atlantic Crossing
All Standing: The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, The Legendary Irish Famine Ship by Kathryn Miles (Simon & Schuster, $16.00, 256 pages) All Standing, Kathryn Miles’ third book (Superstorm, Adventures with Air), tells the story of the Jeanie Johnston, … Continue reading → [read more]
A Bit of Book Buying
With the exception of three secondhand books in July these are the first books I've bought this year. [read more]
In Perfect Time by Sarah Sundin
About the book: Bold, sophisticated, and flirtatious, Army Air Force flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson collects hearts wherever she flies, leaving men pining in airfields all across Europe. So how can ruggedly handsome C-47 pilot Lt. Roger Cooper be all but immune to her considerable charms? In fact, he seems to do everything he can to avoid her. [read more]
I see you....
Just saw this on Elephant Journal and it really made me stop and think.  As I have re-evaluated my life this past year, I know that I've been guilty of looking at people, but never really seeing them. I'm learning to slow down and connect. Look people in the eyes as I ask them how they are today. Stop and listen with my whole being and just exist in the moment. Keeping my phone in my pocket and all of my attention focused on that person. I think we need to do more of this on a daily basis, u ... [read more]
Sunday Coffee: Where I Am
The first week of school is over, and I can take a breath.... sort of. [read more]
Austen in August: The Watsons and Emma Watson...Review and Giveaway
The problem with completions of unfinished works is that the reader inevitably compares the completed work to that of the fragment by a hallowed author.  The resultant work inevitably falls short because the author of the completed work seeks to both pay homage to and shine beside the hallowed author. There is no better example of this phenomenon than in Joan Aiken's Emma Watson, acompletion of Jane Austen's The Watsons, which I read for Austen in August. [read more]
Back to School with Nordstrom Rack! (and a contest!)
disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by Nordstrom Rack but my thoughts are my own. [read more]
The Sunday Salon – August 24
In which I have a relatively normal week, including: The first Lego Robotics meeting of the season The first new episode of Doctor Who of the season My first official weeding of our property since we bought the house. My … Continue reading → [read more]
Saving Fish from Drowning, Amy Tan
I don't usually read other people's review of a book until after I have finished it and written my own review. When I was on Goodreads adding this book to my virtual shelves, however, I noticed that the very first review only had one star.  Given what I know about Amy Tan and her work, that seemed nonsensical.  I have found every book of hers to be well-written, at times both evocative and provocative, and generally moving and emotionally engaging.  As I scrolled down the list of reviews, I ... [read more]
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Shear Trouble by Elizabeth Craig
Shear Trouble by Elizabeth Craig [read more]
Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival
Hello, and welcome to Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other. To participate, go to your blog and create a post titled Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. In it, discuss and link to your posts for the week--whether they deal with theology, Catholic living or cute Catholic kids. I'm mostly a book blogger so my posts are generally book reviews, some Catholic, some not. Make sure that post links back ... [read more]
A More Diverse Universe 2014
If I am being completely honest, one of the reasons I am creeping back into the blogging world is because I knew I REAAAALLLY wanted to participate in A More Diverse Universe 2014 this year. So it's time to sign up! [read more]
The Saturday Spotlight with Hilary Boyd and Giveaway of Tangled Lives
Welcome to the Saturday Spotlight, a weekly feature that shines the light on Indie and Debut authors. This week we are taking a small break from the Indie author and highlighting sophmore authors. Today Im thrilled to introduce readers to: [read more]
cfba blog tour A Grand Design by Amber Stockton
This week, the [read more]
ALL JOY AND NO FUN by Jennifer Senior
Vacation read #3 was All Joy And No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood, by Jennifer Senior. I rarely read non-fiction, but I saw this book at the library the day before we left on vacation and I grabbed it. It is fitting that I am trying to write this blog post after a long read more » [read more]
Blog Tour Review: Ash to Steele by Karen-Anne Stewart
Welcome to The Wormhole and my stop on the Ash to Steele Tour. It is my great pleasure to again spotlight Karen-Anne Stewart and her great story. [read more]
Bloggers Recommend Picks for May – July 2014
As much as I had hoped to write full reviews of the books I’ve loved and shared so far this year through Bloggers Recommend, it just hasn’t happened.  Here are my recommendations from May through July. In case you haven’t yet subscribed to the newsletter, scroll down to the bottom of the Bloggers Recommend homepage […] [read more]
Do you read mystery novels? If so, why? Is it the mysteries themselves that appeal to you? The puzzle-solving? The murders? Or why don’t you read them? What about them doesn’t appeal? Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if […] [read more]
Foundations in Comic Book Art by John Paul Lowe
Foundations in Comic Book Art by John Paul Lowe [read more]
Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books Everyone Says I Must Read
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. [read more]
Interview with Tara Edin, author of memoir ‘Moonflower’ #memoir
Tara is an incest, rape and sexual assault survivor, a teacher, a wife, a mother, a Reiki master, and an author. As a rape and sexual assault survivor, who struggled for many years, yet came out on the bright side, one of Tara’s goals is to help fellow survivors feel less alone, less crazy, and more inspired. Tara […] [read more]
FOODFIC: Please Welcome Back Lorne Oliver, Author of The Cistern
I asked the wonderful Shelley if I could do this write up and she graciously said yes.  Ten minutes later I wondered, Dude, what are they eating?  In The Cistern the main characters own and work at a restaurant, so it should be pretty simple. [read more]
Featured Book - Second Chance Cafe by Brandy Bruce
It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might ... [read more]
No Justice - No Peace - No Think Piece - Just Grief
R.I.P. Mike Brown.  R.I.P. Eric Garner.  R.I.P. John Crawford. [read more]
Tour de Fleece 2014
I got a late start on Tour de Fleece this year because I was working nonstop on a demanding knitting project with a severe deadline. So my Tour was actually six days shorter than it should have been. But I … Continue reading → [read more]
Rescue the Captors 2 by Russell Stendal
Rescue the Captors 2 by Russell Stendal [read more]
Book Review: The House on Mermaid Point by Wendy Wax
My family and I spent a week at the beach in early June. While I was there, I couldn't have picked a better beach read! I first read Wendy Wax when the second book in this series was released. (Click here for my review of Wax's Ocean Beach, which followed a trio of friends as they renovated a mansion in Miami.) [read more]
Mini Life Update
It's been awhile since I've posted so I wanted to let everyone know that I am well. I've just returned from my first residency as part of the VCFA writing for children MFA program and it has been a transformative experience. I will prepare a post on that for you soonish, including my book list for the semester. [read more]
"Face to Face with Jesus" by Samaa Habib with Bodie Thoene
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” - John 14:6 [read more]
Want to Design your own Fitbit Band? Let's make it happen!
Fitbit recently announced their collaboration with designer Tory Burch offering a pendant, print silicone band or a metal hinged one. As a Fitbit owner, I was relieved to hear that they finally offered users of their wearable tech, a few options outside of the standard unappealing silicone band available only in a few solid colors. [read more]
Unstoppble - S.R. Johannes
Unstoppable - S.R. Johannes (author) [read more]
New Historical Dollhouse Book - The Miniaturist
   Just came across an interesting new historical fiction book, The Miniaturist: A Novel, which is about Petronella Oortman - the original owner of the  beautiful Cabinet House housed in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. [read more]
Book Blast and Giveaway: Billy and the Monster Who Loved to Fart by David Chuka
Billy and the Monster Who Loved to Fart [read more]
Three Kisses by Heath Daniels
FASCINATING AUTHORS: What excites you most about your book’s topic? Why did you choose it? [read more]
Book Review: Incubus, by Ann Arensberg
It’s not often that an American Book Award winner decides to write a supernatural thriller centered around the haunting of a small town in Maine, but that’s exactly what Ann Arensberg has done with Incubus. While the premise may not seem original (and indeed, seems like something Stephen King has pretty well covered!) Arensberg’s take is […] [read more]
Who Shot Vampire Gigilo Shane Chartress-Abbott?
Deceased: Vampire Gigilo Shane Chartress-AbbottIn Australia, three men accused in the murder of self proclaimed "Vampire Gigilo" Shane Chartress-Abbott got off trial scot-free because the jury could not decide beyond a reasonable doubt who, exactly, pulled the trigger back in 2003.  [read more]
Summer Fit Learning (Review)
Description from Summer Fit site: Summer Fit workbooks are grade-specific and based on Common Core standards. The activities and exercises are divided into 10 sections to correlate with the traditional 10 weeks of summer vacation. The first seven sections review the … Continue reading → [read more]
Release Day: Tall, Dark and Supernatural (Bundle)
Seven novels from some of the hottest names in Paranormal Romance on sale for only 99c! New York Times, USA Today and Amazon Bestselling authors take you on a walk on the wicked side with seven deliciously dangerous heroes sure to set your soul on fire. Regular price is $9.99, so 1-click today! Purchase your […] [read more]
Well it is a bit more than ...
Well it is a bit more than a week since I last posted, but at least it hasn't been months this time. [read more]
Fluffy Books
Popping in with a quick post! I asked my Facebook community for some suggestions for fluffy, non-mentally demanding reading, and oh boy did they come through!  Books, series, and authors in a variety of genres for me to choose from.  (I’m dealing with some health issues– nothing serious, but I’ll be dealing with some intervals […] [read more]
The Perfect Summer Read (And You Could Win a Copy…)
I’m not sure which I found more adorable: The book, The Lake House, or its author, Marci Nault. I met Marci at a book club convention last January (I’m sure you’ve heard me talk—oh once or twice—about The Pulpwood Queens Girlfriend’s Weekend) and we discovered we both lived in the Sacramento area of Northern California. […] [read more]
Blog Tour: Secrets & Lies by Jacqueline Green (Review)
Hey guys! Welcome to day one of the Secrets and Lies blog tour hosted by Paper Lantern Lit. So let's hop to it :) [read more]
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Review: The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green My rating: 5 of 5 stars [read more]
Review: Jane by April Lindner
In this modern-day retelling of Jane Eyre, Jane Moore is a penniless student who's just had to drop out of college and take a job as a nanny working for rock star Nico Rathburn. [read more]
The Gentleman Bastard series #3 - Locke Lamora in The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
Rating: 3.5/5 One line Summary: Read this one anyway, just don't bother getting the hardback. [read more]
The Storyteller - Jodi Picoult
Title: The Storyteller Author: Jodi Picoult Published: 2013 Pages: 460 First Line: My father trusted me with the details of his death. [read more]
Review: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Author:  Greg McKeown [read more]
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