Monthly Archives: December 2006

Off for the Holidays

I’m not blogging anymore until after New Years. It’s as good a time as any for a break. With that, I will wish you all a good holiday. Travel safely to wherever it is you are going. Have fun. Make memories. Whatever makes you … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman

Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman. Where does one even begin? I was curious about Mr. Gaiman’s Sandman series as I’m told repeatedly, that’s it’s popular. I had bought  Endless Nights not realizing that it was not the first volume … Continue reading

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Y The Last Man: Unmanned Vol.1 by Brian Vaughan, Pia Guerra, Jose Marazan, Jr.

Y: The Last Man: Unmanned Vol.1 by Brian Vaughan, Pia Guerra and Jose Marazan, Jr is a rather interesting series. I picked up it on chance. The premise is thus: Yorick Brown is an amateur escape artist and son of … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Assignment by Evangeline Anderson

Man Love. My first. Maybe my last. I just know that I couldn’t have a surfeit of these types of books on a daily basis. Or any erotica that’s m/m,m/f, f/f or whatever. If it entertains, I’ll read it but erotica these days, compose … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Into the Storm by Suzanne Brockmann

I really don’t know what I was smoking to have bought this book when the buzz surrounding it’s release was not good. However, I like to read things for myself and make up my own mind. Yes, readers can think for themselves. … Continue reading

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Karin Slaughter's Grant County Series

Crime novelist, Karin Slaughter, has five books available in her Grant County series, a fictional town set outside  Atlanta, Georgia. The series features Dr. Sara Linton who is the town’s pediatrician and part-time medical examiner. Her ex-husband, Jeffrey Tolliver is the … Continue reading

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Big Love

I saw this DVD series at Target last night and bought it. I have a bad habit of doing that. Rationale for this impulsive purchase? My mom and sister had been watching the HBO show and liked it but I missed it. I started watching … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Reason to Believe by Kathleen Eagle

Kathleen Eagle is one of my very favorite contemporary romance writers. One might say she is a natural born storyteller. Her stories have kept me up late at night. Reason To Believe is no exception. It’s a story of a marriage … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

The Bronze Horseman (2002) by Paullina Simons is one of those rare novels that leaves its mark on you.  It’s a  novel featuring a powerful lovestory set within a WWII backdrop. Captivating. Engrossing. Touching. Moving. Memorable. All adjectives that accurately describe one of the best … Continue reading

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Storytellers vs. Good Writing

As I was blog hopping I came across this post at Romancing the blog by Sharon Long that grabbed my attention: A great story teller can make me forget everything but what’s going to happen next. If you tell me … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly

 The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly is the third book in the Harry Bosch series. This story is somewhat loosely related to previous events in a prior book in the series. I don’t much care for legal thrillers but Connelly manages to incorporate … Continue reading

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