Monthly Archives: March 2016

The TBR Book Tag

How do you keep track of your TBR pile? I predominantly use Goodreads.  Since I’ve started reviewing for NetGalley, Edelweiss, TLC Book Tours, Gumshoe Review, and some others, I’ve also begun to use an Excel spreadsheet.  Yikes!  92 review commitments … Continue reading

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“Pretty Girls” by Karin Slaughter

Anyone who gazes at this cover and assumes ‘romance’ couldn’t be any further from the truth!  In fact, the author’s last name should shed more light on the contents due to the extreme and graphic violence and torture depicted in … Continue reading

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Ten Most Delicious Desserts Inspired by Novels (guest post written by Andrea Lochen)

My thanks to author Andrea Lochen for providing me with the following post: As an avid reader with a major sweet tooth, I love when authors include the recipes for the yummy desserts they’ve made me drool over throughout their book.  … Continue reading

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“The Barter” by Siobhan Adcock – Book Review

This award-winning debut novel has been touted as women’s fiction, a ghost story, and a thriller.  I’m here to say it fits all three descriptions! Present day in suburban Texas. When the story begins we meet Bridget,  a young woman who … Continue reading

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“The Forgotten Room” by Karen White, Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig – Book Review

One lovely book – three authors – three story-lines that converge in one house. It is the story of the Pratt House, a mansion in Manhattan on East 69th street.  The first story-line takes place in 1892 when Olive Van … Continue reading

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Paddy or Patty?

Paddy Versus Patty (from Grammar Girl) March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day—the day we celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, who lived around A.D. 400 and is said to have driven the snakes out of Ireland, which probably meant bad … Continue reading

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“You” by Caroline Kepnes – Book Review

Many people I’ve talked to have had mixed feelings about this title.  One of my best reading buddies, whom I almost always agree with, didn’t like this book at all…  After initial reservations, I found that eventually – I did! … Continue reading

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“Try not to breathe” by Holly Seddon – Book Review

First off I have to say that this character driven novel contains all the twists, secrets, guilt, misery, and mystery inherent in all of the best psychological thrillers available today.  It does NOT read like the debut novel it is. … Continue reading

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Latest giveaway winner

When I participated in the TLC Book Tour for “The Girl in the Red Coat“ by Kate Hamer, they sponsored a giveaway which I hosted on this blog. In order to enter the draw blog visitors had to either comment on or … Continue reading

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“She’s not there” by Joy Fielding – Book Review

Way back in 2006 I read a novel called “The Deep End“.  A suspense tour de force, it caused me to become a fan of Joy Fielding. “She’s not there” is another solid suspense story which has disturbing similarities to the … Continue reading

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