REVIEW: “Follow Me Down” by Sherri Smith

"Follow Me Down" by Sherri Smith Forge Books, 352 pages Published March 28, 2017 ISBN: 0765386704 I have to say, it's not often that I encounter a book whose main character leaves such a bad taste in my mouth. This is yet another story of a woman whose substance abuse problem clouds her ability to cope … Continue reading REVIEW: “Follow Me Down” by Sherri Smith

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BLOG TOUR (REVIEW): “Other Breakable Things” by Kelley York and Rowan Altwood

Yes, I know I mentioned earlier this week that I'm on hiatus, but I still wanted to keep my promise I'd made to participate in the blog tour for "Other Breakable Things," a moving YA novel by Kelley York and Rowan Altwood. "Other Breakable Things" by Kelley York and Rowan Altwood 290 pages (Kindle Edition), Entangled Teen … Continue reading BLOG TOUR (REVIEW): “Other Breakable Things” by Kelley York and Rowan Altwood

BLOG TOUR: “The Last Chance Matinee (Hudson Sisters #1) by Mariah Stewart – Review

I am delighted to be participating in a blog tour for the very first time. This blog tour is hosted by Simon and Schuster's Gallery Books, the publisher of "The Last Chance Matinee (Hudson Sisters #1)" by Mariah Stewart. Many thanks to Melissa Gramstad, publicity manager for Simon & Schuster/Gallery, for inviting me to participate! … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: “The Last Chance Matinee (Hudson Sisters #1) by Mariah Stewart – Review

Review: “The Typewriter’s Tale” by Michiel Heyns (DNF)

"The Typewriter's Tale" by Michiel Heyns 288 pages (Kindle edition), St. Martin's Press Published Feb. 28, 2017 (originally published in 2005 by Jonathan Ball Publishers) ISBN13: 9781250119001 “Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to.” This is the maxim of celebrated author Henry James and one which his typist Frieda Wroth tries to live … Continue reading Review: “The Typewriter’s Tale” by Michiel Heyns (DNF)

Review: “In the Shadow of Lakecrest” by Elizabeth Blackwell

"In the Shadow of Lakecrest" by Elizabeth Blackwell 282 pages, Lake Union Publishing Published Feb. 1, 2017 ISBN: 1503941841 Looking to escape from a life of poverty and hardship, Kate Moore hastily marries wealthy medical company heir Matthew Lemont on the threshold of the Great Depression. When he brings her home to meet his ice … Continue reading Review: “In the Shadow of Lakecrest” by Elizabeth Blackwell

Author Mindy Mejia demonstrates new dance move, discusses “grip-lit”

Yesterday afternoon, I traveled with three fellow Book Swap pals to Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City, where we attended a reading and signing by "Everything You Want Me to Be" author Mindy Mejia. First off, I wanna say that Mindy is hilarious. She told us how, while making breakfast for her two young children … Continue reading Author Mindy Mejia demonstrates new dance move, discusses “grip-lit”