09 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Frosted Shadow, a Toni Diamond comic murder mystery (Toni Diamond Makeup Mysteries) by Nancy Warren

I’ve read some pretty craptastic cozy mysteries over the past several years. When the author sent this book in with a review request, I let it sit for quite a while. I just couldn’t wrap my head around how it wasn’t going to make me groan and gouge my eyes out with a spoon. I […]

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24 February 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Guest Post by GVR Corcillo, Author of She Likes It Rough

How did you come up with your book’s title? The first title for my novel She Likes It Rough was Between a Rock and a Hard Place, but as I wrote, the book became less and less about a dilemma. Then the title became Into the Wild, but I learned that a very different book […]

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03 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Roots that Clutch by Molly Taggart

I whizzed through this book in just a couple of days. I probably would have finished it one day if it weren’t for a small section in the middle that kind of lost steam a bit. I’m not sure there was any other way to flesh it out, but I did find my mind wandering […]

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27 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Crossed (Matched) by Ally Condie

I really loved the first book in this series. My daughter and I read this book at the same time and talked about it after. We both agreed that, while it was okay, it definitely lacked some of the oomph from the first novel. It appeared to drag on at times and I just wanted […]

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11 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Shelf Life: The Publicist – Book Twoby Christina George

If even 10% of some of the crazy stuff that could happen in the job of a publisher, I’m really glad I’m a bookkeeper. Like REALLY glad. There is absolutely zero percent chance I would smack an author or coworker. Or anyone that looked at me sideways. Just wow. Perhaps the dysfunction of traditional publishing […]

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28 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Special Offers (The Coursodon Dimension) by M.L. Ryan

Reading the description of this book, you can’t help but think, “Oh geez, really?” – I really did NOT want to like this book, but I couldn’t help but read it because it sounded so weird that I couldn’t resist. I was actually quite pleasantly surprised. It’s not highfaluting fiction, for sure, but an interesting […]

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23 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Book Giveaway: FUSION (Portal Chronicles Book Five)

I’m giving away a copy of FUSION (Portal Chronicles Book Five) by Imogen Rose. To enter the contest, post a comment below that you’d like to win. The drawing will be held Monday, September 30. You can click here to view my review of this book. About the Book: There was just one little difference—my […]

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29 July 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Matched by Ally Condie

I loved this book. Done. That’s pretty much my review. Hahahaha… okay, why did I love it… Dystopian young adult has, of course, been done, but I’m not sure it’s ever been done quite this well. The characters were rich and full of life. You come to know them and care about them. I absolutely […]

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10 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Confessions of a Serial Kisser by Wendelin Van Draanen

My 10-year-old daughter and I choose a book to read together now and then. We read the book and then go out to breakfast to talk about the book. Our own little “book club” (only with bacon instead of wine). We read Flipped earlier this year and we both enjoyed it so much we decided […]

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01 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

My daughter and I chose this book to read for our little private “book club”. She’s 10-years-old and loves to read so we both read a book at the same time and then go out to breakfast on a Saturday and talk about it. It’s a great way to connect with her on a different […]

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