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Waiting on Wednesday: Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. My posts about adult literary fiction are here: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey My posts about my guilty pleasure reading (romantic, often paranormal, novels) can be found here: … Continue reading

Top Ten Books I Want for the Holidays

The Broke and the Bookish, a brilliant book blog,  hosts a weekly top ten list meme. I like this meme because I like lists. I like this meme because it reminds me of the Top 5 lists from High Fidelity (by Nick Hornby as a book, starring John Cusak as a movie). And I like this meme … Continue reading

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren. This week, I received:  I Dreamt I Was in Heaven: The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gangby Leonce Gaiter9780615490106, Legba Books, $10.99 Judge Isaac C. Parker’s judicial tyranny over the entire 74,000-square-mile Indian Territory was coming to an end. Against this background, the multi-racial, … Continue reading

Book Review: First Grave on the Right/Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones

First Grave on the Right 9780312662752, $21.99, St. Martin’s Press Second Grave on the Left9780312360818, $21.99, St. Martin’s Press, Pub. Date: August 16, 2011 by Darynda Jones Stephanie Plum (of Janet Evanovich fame) meets the supernatural – hilarious, kick-ass, and sexy. Charlotte (Charley) Davidson is the Grim Reaper, though she likes to replace the grim … Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Saints Astray by Jacqueline Carey

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. My first and second WoW posts were about my guilty pleasure reading – romantic (often paranormal) paperback/mass market novels. My third and fourth WoW posts were YA (young adult) titles. My fifth and sixth WoW posts were about adult literary fiction. My … Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: More Guilty Pleasures

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by   Breaking the Spine.  My first WoW post was about my guilty pleasure reading – basically those mass market paperbacks I write about on Mondays – and this one is going to continue that tradition. Tempest’s Legacy   by Nicole Peeler9780316056601, $7.99, Orbit (Hachette)Pub. Date: January 2011 … Continue reading

Mass Market Monday: Moon Sworn by Keri Arthur

Moon Sworn  by Keri Arthur 9780440245711, Bantam Dell (Random House), $7.99 So, when I said in my first Keri Arthur post that I wanted to read more of this series, apparently what I meant was I’m going to read #1 and #just released and skip all the ones in between. The problem with this is … Continue reading

Mass Market Monday: Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian

Kiss of Midnight  by Lara Adrian  9780553589375, $7.99, Bantam Dell (Random House) Gabrielle Maxwell is a photographer with a special gift – she is a magnet for supernatural activity. Drawn to random, apparently abandoned locations around town, she photographs stark landscapes and buildings, creating art for a living. Just one problem: she doesn’t realize she … Continue reading

Mass Market Monday: Bite the Bullet by L.A. Banks

Bite the Bullet by L.A. Banks 9780312949129, $6.99, St. Martin’s (Macmillan) Kick-ass, action-packed, and drama-packed. If you’re in the mood for gun-totin’ shapeshifters and elite trained operatives, rouge werewolves, a supernatural war fought on multiple planes, and drama between lovers, then pick up one of the Crimson Moon series today. This was my first foray … Continue reading

Mass Market Monday: Born to Bite by Lynsay Sands

Born to Bite: An Argeneau Novel  by Lynsay Sands 9780061474323, $7.99, Avon Books (HarperCollins) Armand Argeneau is a vampire-turned-farmer in the boonies of Canada. This isn’t so odd when you consider he’s tried to cut himself off from most of the world. The women in his life, most particularly his three wives, have all met … Continue reading

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Book review time! 
The Story of Diva and Flea
By Mo Willems + Tony DiTerlizzi
Loved this as a read-aloud for little ones that can sit still for longer picture books, or, as it's a beginning chapter book, great for ages 6-8 who are learning how to read more confidently by themselves.
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