Sunday Post–April 7

Sunday Post–April 7

April 7, 2013 2013, Sunday Post 0

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is where I look back at the last week and look ahead to what I might be doing next week. Last Week Around the House Spring Clean-up in Iowa We haven’t been around the house too much. We drove from Maryland to Iowa for a quick trip to see some of our family. We’ve been having a great time here in Iowa and though we don’t see flowers blooming or trees leafing out yet it’s in the 60’s. Nice to have some warm weather. We haven’t had more than a day or two in the 60’s… Read more »

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Review: Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down by Lisa Olsen

Review: Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down by Lisa Olsen

April 4, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, mini book review, reviews 0

I am challenging myself to read new authors this year. Luckily I found a blog which is hosting a new author challenge! This challenge–New Author Challenge 2013–is hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down by Lisa Olsen Forged Bloodlines series, book 1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011 E-book, purchased 260 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Anja Evans wakes up in the morgue with a helluva hangover. She chalks it up to a strange brush with death and gets back to her life as a music student in San Francisco. It takes almost eating her best friend before she figures out…… Read more »

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April 2013 Books

April 2013 Books

April 2, 2013 2013, books, Books on my radar 0

April 1 This is free right now for the Kindle (I’m not sure about other sites) Far in the Wilds by Deanna Raybourn Prequel Novella (54 pages) Published by Harlequin Mira Genre: Historical  Synopsis: Kenya, 1918  Ryder White is Canadian by birth but African by choice. He is more at home in the wilds of the savannah, shooting and sleeping his way across the continent, than amongst the hedonistic colonists of Kenyan society.  In a landscape where one false move can cost a man his life, Ryder’s skill as a guide is unparalleled, but only the rich or royal can afford his services. When a European prince hires Ryder to… Read more »

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Sunday Post–March 31

Sunday Post–March 31

March 31, 2013 2013, Sunday Post 0

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Last Week Around my house We had a little snow on Monday (second consecutive Monday!), but the daffodils two of my sisters-in-law helped me plant last fall are finally coming up! I love daffodils and the deer leave them alone. Next week we may finally get some warmer weather. Our oldest daughter (who lives in North Carolina right now) came for a visit this weekend. It’s so good to see her! Posts on my blog Top Ten Tuesday–Books I Recommend to Friends Review: The Girl With the Cat Tattoo by Theresa Weir Books read Frost Burned… Read more »

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Review: The Girl With the Cat Tattoo by Theresa Weir

March 28, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

This is the first book I’ve read by Theresa Weir so I’m adding it to the 2013 New Author Challenge hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. I’ve said I will try to read 25 new authors this year. I’ve already read a lot of new authors, but I need to write the reviews. The Girl with the Cat Tattoo by Theresa Weir Genre: Contemporary Romance Published by: Belfry Press, 2012 E-book, purchased 103 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: When a matchmaking cat takes it upon himself to find his young mistress a new mate, he accidentally stirs up memories better left forgotten. Melody’s husband was murdered by what seemed a random… Read more »

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The Books I Recommend to Friends

The Books I Recommend to Friends

March 26, 2013 2013, Top Ten Tuesday 0

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme sponsored each week by The Broke and the Bookish. This week I’m listing the ten books I recommend the most. I’ve sorted them by genre. I had difficulty keeping this to just ten books! I love so many different books and authors and want to share the love! In a series with an ongoing story arc in which we slowly find out more about the characters as they grow and change I usually recommend the first book and that they be read in order. Other books in a series are more standalone and it doesn’t matter as much the order they are read. Urban… Read more »

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Sunday Post Meme

Sunday Post Meme

March 24, 2013 2013, Sunday Post 0

I found the Sunday Post Meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and decided to participate. This sounds like a fun activity for a Sunday…kind of like reading the Sunday paper.  News I found from around the Internet: The Science Fiction/Fantasy Daily Deal today: I read this book in January and wrote about it on my blog. God Save the Queen by Kate Locke is really good and today it’s only $1.99. If you use a Kindle and like fantasy buy it today!!   A few things about favorite authors: From the Ilona Andrews blog: Andrews/Gordon Ink Two The husband-and-wife writing team of Ilona Andrews and Andrew Gordon have… Read more »

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My Top Ten Urban Fantasy of the Last Decade

My Top Ten Urban Fantasy of the Last Decade

March 22, 2013 2013, books, My Top Urban Fantasy of Last Decade 0

The Angieville blog posted about a list of the Top 20 Paranormal Fantasies of the Last Decade at the Barnes and Noble Book Blog. (As an aside, the article on the B&N blog is written by Paul Goat Allen. I read his articles years ago when B&N put out a paper science fiction and fantasy newsletter each month. That brought me into their store at least once a month and I found so many new authors that way. He introduced me to Laurell K. Hamilton and her Anita Blake books. I loved those early books by her. They were the first vampire books I read. I didn’t realize Allen still… Read more »

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I Had to Buy the Book…But Why Haven’t I Read It?

I Had to Buy the Book…But Why Haven’t I Read It?

March 19, 2013 2013, Top Ten Tuesday 0

The Broke and the Bookish sponsors this weekly Meme. I love books and have more books than I’ll ever have time to read. When I started looking through my books I realized I’ve got a lot of books I really want to read, but some of them have sat for years waiting for me.Why is that? I’ve thought about that and I think one reason is that I like to savor things. I nibble and save things instead of gobbling them up and I do this with books, too. But I think it’s time to enjoy my books. 1. Killing Rocks by DD Barant–I read the first book in this… Read more »

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Blog Hoppy

March 18, 2013 2013, books 0

I was doing a bit of blog hopping the last couple of days and decided to share some of my findings! At Bunbury in the Stacks (a blog I found today!) I read that at BBC 4 you can listen to an audible version of Neal Gaiman’s Neverwhere and it has a quality cast (such as Benedict Cumberbatch, James McAvoy and Natalie Dormer). The first episode which is one hour long is already available online. The rest of the episodes will be 30 minutes long and will broadcast each night this week Monday through Friday. I’ve listened to the first hour and love it! Very excited! Dear Author reported that… Read more »

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