Monthly Archives: February 2007

Readers and ARC's: Objectivity Compromised?

Sybil recently asked if other readers get jealous over other readers receiving ARC’s. My response was negative. I don’t much care. What I do worry about is the accessibility of them recently. Almost everyone I link to has had a … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Blade of the Immortal, Vol.1 by Hiroaki Samura

Are you a fan of the older Kung-Fu movies? The ones that featured Bruce Lee? Did you enjoy Kill Bill vol. 1 and 2 films? I am a huge fan of Kung fu, Samurai anything, everything. No, I did not watch that … Continue reading

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Book Pimp: Morning Come Softly

This is an old favorite by Debbie Macomber that is being released in ebook format on this coming Tuesday: Morning Come Softly. Sigh. I remember loving this book so much. I can’t recall many conflicts between the h/h. I think … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Bleach by Tite Kubo, Volume 1

Bleach by Tite Kubo was a fun read. I look forward to reading more in the series which has 17/26 volumes currently available. Bleach Vol.1: Strawberry and the Soul Reapers introduces us to Ichigo Kurosaki. His family runs a clinic. Life … Continue reading

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Romance on TV: Grey's Anatomy

I really loved the first season of Grey’s Anatomy. It had a racially diverse cast. It had a great storyline of seeing how these newly minted doctors survive their residency. Also, it was fun watching the attending humiliate them at every … Continue reading

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REVIEW: What The Heart Knows by Kathleen Eagle

What the Heart Knows by Kathleen Eagle features one of my least favorite themes in romance: the secret baby. Yet, it features a secondary theme that is a favorite of mine: the younger man/older woman theme. There’s a tertiary theme … Continue reading

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REVEW: Dangerous Games by Lora Leigh (Tempting Seals, BK2)

Dangerous Games (Tempting Seals, Book 2)by Lora Leigh leaves much to be desired…because it lacks an original storyline and likable characters. The first page was a red flag for me when we are introduced to the two protagonists. All I thought was not again, … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner

“Basileus,” someone hidden in the steam whispered. Others echoed the praise. “Basileus.” Only Teleus shook his head. Costis watched him, not surprised. “The Basileus was a prince of his people, what we call king now,” Teleus explained. “That one”—he nodded … Continue reading

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Random House Ebooks: Future Releases

Content Link page is now the link to Random House ebooks. It’s not a retail store but it does list current books and future books to be released as ebooks. I am happy to report that Blood and Chocolate by … Continue reading

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Romance Section Seems a Bit Overrun by Monsters & Bodyguards

Almost every 2 books on the romance bookshelf features some type of paranormal: vampire, werewolf, were-something. It’s getting to be ridiculous. On the cover there’s somebody’s neck with a set of teeth hovering nearby. Or a full moon. Gee. They all … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Color of Love by Sandra Kitt

Fellow readers, are you ready to read a good romance?  With smoking hot chemistry? About two people who come from two completely different worlds?  Let me recommend to you my fellow readers, The Color of Love by Sandra Kitt. It’s an old favorite of … Continue reading

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