Summer Releases: What Should I Read?
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Summer Releases: What Should I Read?

For me, traveling requires a lot of preparation: closet-cleaning, shopping, list-making, and of course, stocking up on books to read. I often think about what makes a good travel read. For me, there’s no one definition of a good travel read.  Some like to read about the place they’re going to, some prefer really light … Continue reading

Fantasy / Fluffy Summer Travel Reads / Part of a Series / Review Requests and ARCs

Series on Sunday: Mini-Reviews

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith I approached this book with some trepidation, because the reviews said it was more gruesome than the other two (and I found book two pretty gruesome). This book is definitely disturbing, and it’s more disturbing than book two because this one’s about a serial killer who stalks women and … Continue reading

Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs
Fluffy Summer Travel Reads / Paranormal / Part of a Series / Recent Release

Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs is my favorite “series” writer.  I try to read everything she writes, and that’s unusual for me.  I mostly read a few books from a series and then move on to another one, and I ignore all the extra short stories and novellas that seem more for marketing purposes than to further the … Continue reading

Joyland by Stephen King
Fluffy Summer Travel Reads / Highly Recommended / Paranormal

Joyland by Stephen King

This is my last review for Halloween and the R.I.P. IX Challenge. Happy Halloween! Joyland is part murder mystery, part ghost story, part coming of age novel. There’s nothing ground-breaking about Joyland, but it’s the kind of novel that shows King at his best. He’s writing about real people experiencing real-life drama, it’s just in … Continue reading

Getting all gushy about Diana Gabaldon and the latest Outlander book…
Fluffy Summer Travel Reads / Highly Recommended / Historical Fiction / Part of a Series

Getting all gushy about Diana Gabaldon and the latest Outlander book…

This is not a review exactly, since I don’t like to write reviews mid-series. Instead I’m just going to gush. Diana Gabaldon’s books are amazing. They are so long and involved, you feel like you know these characters intimately.  She writes with a level of detail that makes you feel you’re right there. It’s the … Continue reading

Review of Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica
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Review of Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica

I had mixed feelings about this book, but I’ll start by saying it was a perfect beach read and a fun adventure/fantasy story. The downside for me was that I found the writing style distracting, and the main character a little annoying at times. But I think other readers might react differently and really enjoy … Continue reading