Monthly Archives: October 2006

REVIEW: Melusine by Sarah Monette

Melusine by Sarah Monette was a brilliant read. An excellent fantasy novel that I inhaled. It’s a gritty, dark fantasy novel set in the city of Melusine. A city of dark magic, blood-witches, ghosts and ghouls and much, much more. The book … Continue reading

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Offline for a Week

Which would translate to my usual blogging trend anyway, so you all won’t miss a thing. However, it’s not because I won’t have anything to say or bitch about but that I am going on vacation. Out to the country, … Continue reading

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Yes, I bought the new Laurell K. Hamilton book, “Strange Candy.” Based on the fact that these short stories were her earliest works. It offered up the first ever Anita Blake story and it was a breath of fresh air … Continue reading

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REVIEW: To Darkness and To Death by Julia Spencer-Fleming

To Darkness and To Death is the fourth entry in Julia Spencer-Fleming’s series featuring Rev. Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne. It’s the complexity of their relationship that drives me to read these books with anticipation and glee. I love … Continue reading

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Can you read Outside of the Box?

OK. I recently gave a quick response over at AAR’s RtR board. I had mentioned that Julia Spencer-Flemings new book was out. I know she has a few fans on that board. Another reader stated that she just couldn’t get into the books. … Continue reading

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RTB Column

Here is yet another take on reviews. I appreciate candor and honesty. I do realize that negative reviews are named accordingly because they are not positive. I am an educated reader and know the difference between a review that is informative … Continue reading

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