Bout of Books

For the first time, I am taking part in a read-a-thon! I’m doing this in a no-pressure kind of way, as a way to ease into this kind of thing and see if it’s something I’d like to get more involved in. This read-a-thon is called “Bout of Books” and here’s some info from their […]

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Review: Dark Eden

Dark Eden by Patrick Carman My rating: 3 of 5 stars The story was good and I enjoyed the main character. The writing was a bit simple, but I understand to expect that from some YA books. The best part of all is the reference to some classic works of literature that might help kids […]

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Review: The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma

The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma by Brian Herbert My rating: 1 of 5 stars I’m glad my updates about this book didn’t take. I was a little upset and spewing some vitriol. But the truth of the matter is that I didn’t like it. Not one bit. The writing was… ugh. I can’t […]

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Review: That Night

That Night by Chevy Stevens My rating: 5 of 5 stars Sometimes, after reading several ho-hum books in a row, I get a little frustrated and start to forget the excitement that a book can hold. So I get surprised when a book keeps me up all night reading and evokes physical responses of tension, […]

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Recently I listened to

The Good Guy by Dean Koontz My rating: 3 of 5 stars I haven’t read too much by Mr. Koontz, but keep getting recommendations to read his work. This one wasn’t specifically recommended but it was available as an e-audiobook through the library and that’s what I wanted. So I thought I’d give it a […]

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Princesses… more princesses… ugh

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale My rating: 2 of 5 stars I haven’t read the original story, but my volume of Grimm’s Fairy Tales is marked so I can read it later. But reading this as a fairy tale retelling, I can say that it is a lovely story complete with dainty princesses and […]

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The Heat of the Moon by Sandra Parshall

The Heat of the Moon by Sandra Parshall My rating: 2 of 5 stars I think I can understand all the positive reviews. The story was good. It was gripping and engaging. But I really had issues with some aspects. It was written in 2006. As far as I can see, the pub date and […]

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Another Late Night With My Beloved

And you thought this would be racy, huh?  Nope, my love affair with books has been going on since long ago.  I remember sneaking my booklight and a book under the covers as a kid and throwing them at the wall on the other side of my bed as my parents knocked to say goodnight.  […]

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