Book Review: The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer

Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead.

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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 because it … Continue reading Top Ten Books I Want for the Holidays

Book Review: Heartless by Gail Carriger

Heartless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel by Gail Carriger9780316127196, $7.99, Orbit Books (Hachette)Two things first: I hate this cover. Despite that, I really enjoyed the story.I absolutely judge a book by its cover, and there's something about the woman on this cover that really turns me off. To the point where, despite having waited patiently for this … Continue reading Book Review: Heartless by Gail Carriger

Waiting on Wednesday: The Rivals (The Mockingbirds #2) by Daisy Whitney

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted byBreaking the Spine.My first and second  and eighth 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: The Rivals (The Mockingbirds #2) by Daisy Whitney

Waiting on Wednesday: Saints Astray by Jacqueline Carey

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted byBreaking 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 middle grade … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Saints Astray by Jacqueline Carey

Waiting on Wednesday: Witch & Wizard: The Gift by James Patterson & Ned Rust

 Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted byBreaking the Spine.My first and second WoW posts were about my guilty pleasure choices (mostly mass market paperbacks with romantic and/or paranormal themes). I'm proud to finally introduce my first Young Adult (YA) WoW post!Shop Indie BookstoresWitch & Wizard: The Giftby James Patterson & Ned Rust9780316036252, … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Witch & Wizard: The Gift by James Patterson & Ned Rust

Book Review: The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

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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 2011Description from the author's … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: More Guilty Pleasures

Book Review: Blameless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel by Gail Carriger

I've decided to begin a series called  MASS MARKET MONDAYS. I prefer to read my guilty pleasure mass markets when I travel. Having no car, traveling anywhere outside the city of Boston usually requires at least two T-lines, a bus, a train, possibly a taxi, and a different type of subway depending on what city I'm … Continue reading Book Review: Blameless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel by Gail Carriger

Book Review: Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin

Once Bitten, Twice Shyby Jennifer Rardin9780316043540, Orbit Books (Hachette), $7.99This is the first book in a supernatural/urban fantasy series. Meet Jaz Parks. That’s Jasmine Parks, CIA operative, one of the most lethal killers on the planet. She’s just been teamed up with Vayl, a top CIA assassin, and did I mention vampire? Jaz doesn’t have … Continue reading Book Review: Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin