WoW: Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente

WoW: Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente

April 1, 2015 2015, Catherynne M. Valente, Radiance, Waiting on Wednesday 0

I’m participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to coming out in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information. ………….……………… Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente Series: Unknown Publication Date: August 18, 2015 Genre: Decopunk pulp SF alt-history space opera mystery (as described at Goodreads!) Synopsis (from Goodreads): Severin Unck’s father is a famous director of Gothic romances in an alternate 1986 in which talking movies are still a daring innovation due to the patent-hoarding Edison family. Rebelling against her father’s films of passion, intrigue, and spirits from beyond, Severin starts… Read more »

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Recent additions to my TBR list

Recent additions to my TBR list

March 31, 2015 2015, Recent additions to my TBR list, Top Ten Tuesday 2

  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I take part in when I can think up answers! It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with! This week I’m talking about a few of the books I’ve added to my TBR list in the last few months. I hope to read the following books before too much longer! E-books 1. Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin Series: Inspector Rebus #1 Genre: Mystery Setting: Edinburgh, Scotland 2. Shades of Milk and Honey… Read more »

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Review: Darkwalker by E. L. Tettensor

Review: Darkwalker by E. L. Tettensor

March 27, 2015 2015, B, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Darkwalker, E. L. Tettensor, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile, Ultimate Reading Challenge 0

Darkwalker by E. L. Tettensor Series: Nicolas Lenoir #1 Genre: Fantasy Mystery Published by Roc, 2013 E-book, purchased 360 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Once a legendary police inspector, Nicolas Lenoir is now a disillusioned and broken man who spends his days going through the motions and his evenings drinking away the nightmares of his past. Ten years ago, Lenoir barely escaped the grasp of the Darkwalker, a vengeful spirit who demands a terrible toll on those who have offended the dead. But the Darkwalker does not give up on his prey so easily, and Lenoir has always known his debt would come due one day. When Lenoir is assigned to a… Read more »

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WoW: Behind Closed Doors by Elizabeth Haynes

WoW: Behind Closed Doors by Elizabeth Haynes

March 25, 2015 2015, Behind Closed Doors, Elizabeth Haynes, Waiting on Wednesday 0

  I’m participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to coming out in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information. ………………….. Behind Closed Doors by Elizabeth Haynes Series: DCI Louisa Smith #2 Publication Date: March 30, 2015 Genre: Mystery (police procedural) Synopsis: An old case makes Detective Inspector Louisa Smith some new enemies in this spellbinding second installment of New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Haynes’s Briarstone crime series that combines literary suspense and page-turning thrills. Ten years ago, 15-year-old Scarlett Rainsford vanished while on a family holiday in Greece…. Read more »

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Revisiting my favorite preteen books

Revisiting my favorite preteen books

March 24, 2015 2015, revisiting my favorite preteen books, Top Ten Tuesday 2

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I take part in when I can think up answers! It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with! This week I’m talking about revisiting childhood favorite books–specifically the books I read as a preteen (from about ages 8 – 12). When I was a preteen I loved reading about animals–mostly horses and dogs–and adventure stories. Most of these books are old, too. Most of them came from my childhood library I spent many, many… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Mar 22

Sunday Post: Mar 22

March 22, 2015 2015, Sunday Post 4

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!   Last Week Home & blog Back in Iowa this week. We’re getting our stuff ready for our Ireland trip. Checking our lists. Buying a few things we need…. Read more »

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Review: The Future Falls by Tanya Huff

Review: The Future Falls by Tanya Huff

March 20, 2015 2015, B, book rating, Goodreads, Library Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, Tanya Huff, The Future Falls 0

The Future Falls by Tanya Huff Series: Gale Women #3 Genre: Fantasy Published by DAW Hardcover, 2014 Library book 326 pages Grade: B Synopsis: When Auntie Catherine warns the family of an approaching asteroid, the Gales scramble to keep humans from going the way of the dinosaurs. Fortunately for the world, they’re wielding a guitar and a dragon. The Gale family can change the world with the charms they cast, which has caused some supernaturally complicated family shenanigans in the past. So when NASA and Doomsday Dan confirm Auntie Catherine’s dire prediction, Charlotte “Charlie” Gale turns to the family for help. But Allie is unavailable because the universe seems determined to… Read more »

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TBR Review: Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

TBR Review: Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

March 18, 2015 2015, A-, book rating, Goodreads, Ilona Andrews, Magic Breaks, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Challenge, TBR Pile 2

Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews Series: Kate Daniels #7 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Ace, 2014 E-book, purchased 348 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers. Since Kate’s connection to Roland has come out into the open, no one is safe—especially those closest to Kate. As Roland’s long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to… Read more »

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My spring TBR list

My spring TBR list

March 17, 2015 2015, My spring TBR list, Top Ten Tuesday 6

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I take part in when I can think up answers! It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with! This week I talk about the books on my spring list of books to read. These are the books coming out this spring I especially want to read: April A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley Series: None Publication Date: April 7 May Hallow Point by Ari Marmell Series: Mick Oberon #2 Publication Date: May 12 Uprooted… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Mar 15

Sunday Post: Mar 15

March 15, 2015 2015, Sunday Post 8

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!   Last Week Home & blog I’ve been in Iowa since last weekend and now am in northern Wisconsin for a wedding! The weather is surprisingly warm here–in the… Read more »

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