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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

Book Review: Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts

Stars of Fortune, The Guardians trilogy, book 1 Nora Roberts 9780425280102, Pub. Date: November 2015 Publisher Description: To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds … Continue reading

New Release: Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger

At long last! The day has arrived! Gail Carriger‘s third book in her Finishing School series, Waistcoats & Weaponry is out! Watch this series music video to see how amazing this Victorian steampunk young adult series about a girl at a spy finishing school in a floating dirigible is: And now, on to the book … Continue reading

New Release: Poison Fruit by Jacqueline Carey

Tuesday is new book release day! Today is special because two new books I’m very excited about are hitting indie bookshelves everywhere. The first was Pen & Ink, which I already mentioned earlier today, and the second is this: Poison Fruit, Agent of Hel #3 by Jacqueline Carey 9780451465313, Hardcover, $26.95 Here is the official … Continue reading

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, “one of … Continue reading

New Release: Evernight by Kristen Callahan

Tuesday is new release day! Introducing book 5 in Kristen Callahan‘s Darkest London series, Evernight. Published by Hachette Book Group: 9781455581641 Mass Market Paperback, $6 This series is seriously steamy historical steampunk (try saying that 10 times fast), with werewolves, magic, impressive machinery (of all sorts), and sexual tension you could cut with a knife … Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Poison Fruit by Jacqueline Carey

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Poison Fruit, Agent of Hel #3 Jacqueline Carey 9780451465313, Hardcover, Pub. Date: October 7, 2014 The hot-as-Hel series with the “Sookie Stackhouse type of vibe” (Paranormal Horizon) is back—but this time the paranormal Midwestern town of Pemkowet is feeling a frost in … Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson Patricia Briggs 9780425265000, Hardcover, Pub. Date: September 2, 2014 A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson, “one of the best heroines in the urban fantasy genre today” (Fiction Vixen … Continue reading

Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Holly Black 978-0316213103, Little, Brown, Hardcover, $19 What I love most about Holly Black as a writer is that she makes it seem so easy to completely explode apart a genre with her own unique take. Holly Black: “So, you think you know all about mythical creatures? Bam! The Spiderwick … Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten “Gateway” Books/Authors In My Reading Journey

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 … Continue reading

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Car book! We always keep a non-fiction book in the car to read on the way to the grocery or if we get stuck in a traffic jam or if we find a park somewhere. Our current book is SUDDEN SEA: THE GREAT HURRICANE OF 1938 by R.A. Scotti. She writes surprisingly lyrically about a hellish event that took the inhabitants of the NE coast almost entirely by surprise, despite the awareness of some officials. Fascinating in the wake of Hurricanes Irma & Maria.
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Gorgeous illustrations pop with foil pieces that highlight the words of this simple book, perfect for even the youngest reader. The sweetly lyrical text leads the reader from one - a tree - to many - the forest - and beyond, with each turn of the page showing more and more complex scenes through fall, winter, spring, summer, country, city, morning, and night, until we reach the end where the whole world is shining. I immediately wanted to read it again. For all ages, but especially 1-3-year-olds.
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DARK IN DEATH by JD ROBB

Does not disappoint! Another solid read in the In Death series by JD Robb. I've been reading this series since 2013, since before she came out as Nora Roberts, and I keep expecting the next book and then the next book and then the next book to dip in terms of quality of style and content and originality, but it just doesn't (thank goodness!). In #46, Dark in Death, JD ROBB almost makes a play on her own life in ways, as Eve is after a murderer who finds inspiration in a specific author's murder mysteries. Robb literally pays homage to the master of the meta, Hitchcock, with mentions of Psycho and Dial M for Murder, and I'm pretty sure the author she describes is modeled after Robb herself (physically). The plot is pretty tight and focused, but we still get glimpses of Peabody & McNab; Leonardo, Mavis, & Bella; Somerset is still off on holiday; and there is just a peek at the growing romantic interest in Nadine's life, as well as a preview of Nadine's next best-seller based on Eve's police work. I'm looking forward to a future book of Robb's that I'm sure will go into further detail either about Nadine's upcoming Oscar nomination for the first book/movie or the publication and what I'm sure will be subsequent movie of the second book. Enjoy!

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