Review: Death Masks by Jim Butcher

Review: Death Masks by Jim Butcher

August 2, 2013 2013, A-, book rating, reviews 0

Death Masks by Jim Butcher Series: Dresden Files, book 5 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by: Roc E-book, from library 373 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only practicing professional wizard, should be happy that business is pretty good for a change. But now he’s getting more than he bargained for. A duel with the Red Court of Vampires’ champion, who must kill Harry to end the war between vampires and wizards… Professional hit men using Harry for target practice… The missing Shroud of Turin… A handless and headless corpse the Chicago police need identified… Not to mention the return of Harry’s ex-girlfriend Susan, who’s still struggling with her semivampiric… Read more »

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August 2013 Books On My Radar…

August 2013 Books On My Radar…

August 1, 2013 2013, Books on my radar 7

A list of books I’m interested in this month…some I will definitely buy…others will wait awhile or I won’t buy them at all since I already have a huge TBR pile of books (on my shelf and on my e-reader)! ………. July 15 I’ve been waiting for this book for several months and then when it was published I missed that fact for a few days and certainly didn’t have the book on my July list! I’ve very much liked everything Ms. Milan has written. The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan Series: Brothers Sinister series Published by Courtney Milan Genre: Historical Romance 281 pages Synopsis: Miss Jane Fairfield can’t do… Read more »

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Review: A Matter of Propriety and Parasites by Claire Robyns

Review: A Matter of Propriety and Parasites by Claire Robyns

July 24, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

A Matter of Propriety and Parasites by Claire Robyns Series: Dark Matters, book 2 Genre: Steampunk Published by: Claire Robyns E-book 294 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Lady Lily has embraced her destiny and shredded her reputation. She’s done with straddling two worlds and losing in both. With so much at stake, her standing in society is the least of her problems. Or so she thought. Demons walk among us…   Demons are infiltrating the London Court and cozying up to the Queen. Too late, Lily learns the price of throwing propriety to the wind when she must return to the influential circles of London and the stiff cuff of society…. Read more »

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Sunday Post–July 21

Sunday Post–July 21

July 21, 2013 2013, Sunday Post 0

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. A look back at my last week and forward to the next week:   Last Week While on vacation We’ve spent this week in Seattle and the weather has been beautiful…in the 80’s during the day and 50’s at night. We’ve wandered around the city, sampling food, shops, theaters and other delights. Our daughter went rock climbing with her cousin and aunt. They had a great time. We strolled through the Japanese Gardens while they did that! Lots of theater while we were in Seattle…two Gilbert and Sullivan operettas and an outdoor performance of The Tempest! Blog… Read more »

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Review: Fair Game and Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs

Review: Fair Game and Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs

July 18, 2013 2013, A, book rating, reviews 0

I read both of these books in March and they are by the same author so I’m going to review them together. Fair Game by Patricia Briggs Series: Alpha & Omega, Book 3 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by: Ace, 2012 E-book, purchased 304 pages Grade: A Synopsis: It is said that opposites attract. And in the case of werewolves Anna Latham and Charles Cornick, they mate. The son—and enforcer—of the leader of the North American werewolves, Charles is a dominant Alpha. While Anna, an Omega, has the rare ability to calm others of her kind. When the FBI requests the pack’s help on a local serial-killer case, Charles and Anna… Read more »

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Quote-Tastic…from Fair Game by Patricia Briggs

Quote-Tastic…from Fair Game by Patricia Briggs

July 15, 2013 2013 0

This is a meme hosted by the herding cats & burning soup blog. Just pick a quote and the book it came from. Then add your link at the above blog. The quote this week is from Fair Game by Patricia Briggs. I am reviewing this book and Frost Burned both by Patricia Briggs later in the week. The main characters in this series are Anna and Charles who are both werewolves and are mated. Charles has been hiding his emotions from Anna, because he fears she will turn against him if she finds out what he truly is. Then why are you hiding your ghosts from her? Brother Wolf… Read more »

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Sunday Post–July 14

Sunday Post–July 14

July 14, 2013 2013, Sunday Post 0

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. A look back at my last week and forward to the next week:   Last Week Around the House We’ve had a week at home which has been great, but I have a list a mile long to get done before we leave on our West Coast trip. I think I have to decide what really needs to get done… Blog Sunday Post–July 7 Quote-Tastic…from Summer Knight by Jim Butcher Review: Summer Knight by Jim Butcher Book read A Matter of Propriety and Parasites (Dark Matters, book 2) by Claire Robyns What I’m reading Death Masks by… Read more »

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Review: Summer Knight by Jim Butcher

Review: Summer Knight by Jim Butcher

July 10, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

This is the first book I’ve read by Shelley Adina–sorry…this book is by Jim Butcher(!) and it’s listed with the Literary Escapism blog for the 2013 New Author Challenge. Summer Knight by Jim Butcher Series: Dresden Files, book 4 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by: Roc E-book, from library 388 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Ever since his girlfriend left town to deal with her newly acquired taste for blood, Harry Dresden has been down and out in Chicago. He can’t pay his rent. He’s alienating his friends. He can’t even recall the last time he took a shower. The only professional wizard in the phone book has become a desperate man…. Read more »

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Quote-Tastic–from Summer Knight by Jim Butcher

Quote-Tastic–from Summer Knight by Jim Butcher

July 8, 2013 2013 0

This is a meme hosted by the herding cats & burning soup blog. Just pick a quote and the book it came from. Then add your link at the above blog. The quotes today are from the book I just finished…Summer Knight by Jim Butcher. This is the fourth book in this series, but the first one I’ve read from the series (It was what I could find at the library as an e-book!) I really liked this book and am definitely going to read more in the series. There are many great quotes in this book. Harry Dresden is a private detective and a wizard. He has a very… Read more »

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Sunday Post–July 7

Sunday Post–July 7

July 7, 2013 2013, Sunday Post 0

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. A look back at my last week and forward to next week:   Last Week Around the House My older daughter and I drove to Chicago where we picked up my husband who flew to Chicago! We all drove to Iowa to visit my FIL and my younger daughter who is now living in Des Moines. We spent the weekend in Clinton, Iowa which is along the Mississippi. We’ve been having a great time…a minor league baseball game Friday evening, The Sound of Music (live theater) on Saturday night, a movie (Monsters University). My husband did yard… Read more »

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