I admit I got behind in my reviews; I finished this one over two weeks ago. And it was a delicious quick read so having something to say is proving difficult. The third story in the Brothers Sinister books, A Kiss for Midwinter focuses on Lydia whom we met in The Duchess War, and while … [Read More »]
I’m a little late to the party that is Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, but I’m here now! Like most people who read this book, I came away with a sense of awe that Cheryl not only accomplished her goal of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, but also that she didn’t freaking die in the process since … [Read More »]
Larry Baker’s The Flamingo Rising came off as sort of John Irving-lite: quirky characters, meandering stories, but none of the impact that Irving novels have. Still, it was a cute, sweet story and I enjoyed slipping into the Lees lives for a bit.
Set in the 1960s along the Florida coast, The Flamingo Rising is … [Read More »]
If I was rating this book by the world-building alone, it probably would have gotten five stars. The idea of exploring Locked In Syndrome as a world-wide epidemic within a sci-fi framework is sooooo interesting to me. Lots of o’s to exhibit enthusiasm, there. I’m particularly interested in the ways that Scalzi, instead of … [Read More »]
Earlier this year, I was one of many who fell under the spell of Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You. I cried my eyes out at tragic, yet somehow still uplifting, love story. And I loved Moyes’ familiar, comforting writing style. Conversational and realistic. I was a big fan.
One Plus One is Jojo’s new … [Read More »]
I was inspired to read this book after Renton’s excellent review. I stumbled across a used hard cover and the visuals were simply too stunning for me not to pick it up; deep blues and clear reds twisting and intertwining to create an intricate tree. There were no blurbs or summaries, just this tree … [Read More »]
What’s hard for kids to recognize – hell, what’s hard for people to recognize – is that we’re living through history right this minute. That, someday, there’s going to be a kid, bored of his mind, doodling in the margins of his brain tablet (or whatever space technology kids are learning on in the future), … [Read More »]
Scandal and the Duchess is a fabulous romance novel title. Five stars for that. All gold.
I continue to lovehate Jennifer Ashley, but the fact that I have read everything in her Read More »]
It’s the summer of 1927, and Winter Magnusson is one of San Francisco’s top bootleggers. He runs both quality fish and top-shelf booze in from the California coast, and it’s worth the top dollar he can charge for it – no bathtub gin to be found here. He seems well-known and respected in the community, … [Read More »]