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
"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
"Local Girl Missing" has all the makings of a good psychological thriller.
"Blink" by K.L. Slater 295 pages, Bookouture (Kindle only) Published Feb. 16, 2017 ISBN13: 9781786811288 "If only they had a machine that could translate the anxious thoughts that fill my brain. I could tell them how Evie was taken from me, beg them to help me find her before it's too late. Every day I … Continue reading Review: “Blink” by K.L. Slater
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”
BINGO! As you can see, I've gotten two bingos since the last time I posted about WBB (which has been far too long ago!). Not YA: "Everything You Want Me to Be" by Mindy Mejia White Cover: "Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk" by Kathleen Rooney FREE SPACE Science Fiction: "Three Years with the Rat" by … Continue reading Winter Bookish Bingo update
My goodness! Where did January go? In terms of reading during the first month of 2017, I was incredibly busy – 12 books! I'm slacking a bit with my blog and my reviews lately ... still need to review two of the books I finished in January. In my defense, there's been a lot of … Continue reading January wrap-up
It's been over a week since my first progress report on Winter Bookish Bingo, so I thought I'd give you all an update. I've filled three more spots on my WBB card since New Year's Day: Not YA: "Everything You Want Me to Be" by Mindy Mejia Survival: "Instrumental: A Memoir of Madness, Medication … Continue reading Winter Bookish Bingo update