Book Review: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows Balli Kaur Jaswal 9780062645128, $27, William Morrow (HarperCollins), Pub. Date: June 13, 2017 Genres: adult fiction, international fiction, Indian fiction, women's fiction Short blurb: An engaging exploration of the clash between generations (parent/child), culture (Indian/British/British-born Indian), tradition vs updated ideas, expectation vs reality, and lies vs truth, told with fascinating … Continue reading Book Review: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

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Book Review: The Little Paris Bookshop

Full disclosure: I sobbed during the last three chapters and epilogue of this book. It was totally worth it.

2015 Goodreads Stats

2012: 42 books 2013: 48 books 2014: 135 books 2015: 154 books It hardly comes as a surprise but 2015 was the year of reading bodice-ripping romance novels, which probably explains why I read 154 books this year! Only a few novels were children books, even fewer YA, mostly mysteries, paranormal romances, motorcycle romances, and … Continue reading 2015 Goodreads Stats

Waiting on Wednesday: Prudence by Gail Carriger

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Prudence,The Custard Protocol series, book 1 by Gail Carriger 9780316212243, Pub. Date: March 17, 2015 When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama (Rue to her friends) is given an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female would under similar circumstances - names it … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Prudence by Gail Carriger

New Release: Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg

Here's a brilliant bit of literary snobbery meets the 21st century: imagine what your favorite classic book characters would be like if they lived today and had access to social media. Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations With Your Favorite Literary Characters (click this link and you can download a PDF excerpt from the … Continue reading New Release: Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg

New Release: Blood Magick by Nora Roberts

I'm a huge fan of everything Nora Roberts writes, whether its futuristic murder mysteries under her pseudonym, JD Robb, or her romances with touches of magic, or her contemporary romantic-thrillers. This is the final book in a trilogy filled with magic, set in Ireland, somewhat reminiscent of her Key trilogy, but equally delightful. Blook Magick, … Continue reading New Release: Blood Magick by Nora Roberts

Book Review: The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

I'm an unabashed fan of Jennifer E. Smith. I say unabashed because she doesn't write what I typically read, and sometimes when I read things outside of my norm, I feel like I have to justify them. Luckily for me, these books can stand on their own two feet. First and foremost, the author is … Continue reading Book Review: The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

New Release: Festive in Death by J.D. Robb

Tuesday is new book release day! It's hard to imagine, but we're technically 39 books into Nora Roberts-writing-as-J.D. Robb's In Death series (and that's not counting the handful of short stories in found in various collections). #39 is called Festive in Death, and it is available in stores and online starting today. Published by Penguin, … Continue reading New Release: Festive in Death by J.D. Robb

New Release: Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs

Tuesday is new book release day! I highlighted this book during a previous Waiting on Wednesday post, but here it is fresh as it is out today. Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson Patricia Briggs 9780425265000, Hardcover, $26.95 A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson, โ€œone of … Continue reading New Release: Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs

New Release: The Catch by Taylor Stevens

Tuesday is new release day! Taylor Stevens has just released the fourth book in her Vanessa Michael Monroe thriller series. Introducing The Catch. HALLELUJAH! I've devoured every VMM book that's come out - mixed-race, gender-bending, multilingual, international, thriller - seriously, what's not to love? Here's the book synopsis: Vanessa Michael Munroe, the informationist, chameleon, and … Continue reading New Release: The Catch by Taylor Stevens