REVIEW: “The Alienist” by Caleb Carr

Blogger's note: I shudder to admit that until about a month ago, I had no idea the then-forthcoming TNT miniseries "The Alienist" was actually based on a 23-year-old novel. I happened upon it while finishing my birthday book shopping spree, on an endcap featuring titles that were "hitting the big screen." Despite its length, I … Continue reading REVIEW: “The Alienist” by Caleb Carr

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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

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”