Monthly Archives: March 2007

Spineless, Witless, Silly Heroines

You remember that heroine who drove her car clear across another several state(s) when her car could barely make it to her house? Or the heroine who was scared of her own shadow but didn’t need a bodyguard? Or how about the heroine who decides to let … Continue reading

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Just So You Know…

THE DA VINCI CODE IS NOT A COPY…so says the British courts. As successful as that book was, one almost always expects to see lawsuits claiming almost anything just to get a piece of the pie. I read the Da Vinci … Continue reading

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This-N-That

I’ve been remiss in my reading. I need to win the lottery so that I can stay home and read all 1200 of my books. Yeah. Right. I don’t know what it is about my TBR pile. The glow is no … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Mark of the Lion by Suzanne Arruda

Mark of the Lion: A Jade del Cameron Novel by Suzanne Arruda is the start of yet another historical mystery series. The story is set in British Colonial Africa, circa 1915 and features a strong female protganoist, Jade del Cameron.  Jade is an American … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars: August 7,2007

A very good reader just left a comment about the new book coming out August 7, 2007. What new book you ask?That new book is Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer. The very much anticipated book to round out the trilogy. Are … Continue reading

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Added More to the TBR pile Today…

I desperately need an intervention because buying books is just as addictive as reading them. I went looking for new releases today and found zilch. Nada. Nothing. I did find a couple of YA novels that looked really interesting. OK – … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight: Paullina Simons

Recently I corresponded with Paullina Simons to ask her several questions and one was why she likes to write about depressing subjects. Why so much strife for her characters? Why must her characters suffer so much for their happy ending? Wait. I must check … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Pet Shop of Horrors (Vol.1) by Matsuri Akino

Pet Shop of Horrors by Matsuri is a Japanese horror manga story that features the eccentric Count D and the patrons who frequent his establishment. The Pet Shop is located in the heart of Chinatown and is run by Count D, an esoteric … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Hana Yori Dango (Vol.1) by Yoko Kamio

花より男子 or Boys Over Flowers by Yoko Kamio was a lot of fun. Have you ever been bullied in high school? Ever been the uncool girl or guy in the entire school? Tsukushi Makino goes to a prestigious school, Eitoku Academy. This elite private school … Continue reading

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Online Used Bookstores

Online used bookstores are a great resource for finding those difficult to locate books that your wanting to read & complete your reading set. Or that most talked about book that everybody seems to have but you. Often times I’ve had to … Continue reading

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Collectible, HTF Books

My days of trying to collect HTF romances are about over. Well, it’s been over. I was once obsessed over finding older Anne Stuart books but alas, no such luck and I’ve given up. I’ve been out of the HTF … Continue reading

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