Monthly Archives: June 2008

Reader's Corner: Where Are They Now?

I didn’t get a chance to read and review The Spiderwick Chronicles and will save that for another day. So, I have come up with another topic that I hope will spark discussion: Where are They Now? There are certain … Continue reading

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Amusement Parks: Teen Struck and Killed at Six Flags

I’ve never been a fan of riding roller coasters. Never. This story and many like it are the reason why I will never ride one. Of course the teen – my heart goes out to his family- was in a … Continue reading

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Technology: Goodbye Windows XP

I didn’t know that Microsoft had plans to retire Windows XP. I’m sorry to hear that bit of news. However, I’m not that much of a geek and am not all that broken up about it. It seems that many … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Wild Thing Anthology, Hunter Kiss by Marjorie M. Liu

Wild Thing (2007) is the anthology that first introduces Maxine Kiss, the new heroine the author is featuring in her new book, The Iron Hunt. The anthology also features stories from Maggie Shayne (who headlines this book along with Liu) … Continue reading

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REVIEW: I Shall Not Want by Julia Spencer-Fleming

I Shall Not Want (2008) by Julia Spencer-Fleming is the sixth entry in the popular award winning series featuring Rev. Clare Fergusson and Chief Russ Van Alystyne. I Shall Not Want is a smartly written suspense novel in a series … Continue reading

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A Reader Needs Your Help

Attention all readers in the blogging community, fellow reader, Cary, needs some help with a title and/or author. Can anyone help her out? I am looking for the title and/or the author of a book I read several years ago. … Continue reading

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Reader's Corner: I Shall Not Want Reader Contest Starts Thursday

Hi guys, I have (4) four copies of I SHALL NOT WANT by Julia Spencer-Fleming to give away to readers. I am in the process of writing my review of the book and will hold the contest on THURSDAY, JUNE … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Water Baby by Ross Campbell (MINX)

Water Baby (2008) is written and illustrated by Ross Campbell . In it, he tells the story of a young teen-age girl name Brody, who survives a shark attack. My reaction to the story is kind of mix bag of … Continue reading

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Another Insightful Kindle Review

While I have read many reviews on the Kindle, none have made me want one or even tempted to buy one for anyone else to try. While many may squee over the instant download of ebooks like I squee over … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'The Serpent's Tale' by Ariana Franklin

The Serpent’s Tale (2008) by Ariana Franklin is the follow-up to last year’s Mistress of the Art of Death. The third person narrative follows forensic investigator Dr. Adelia Aguilar, whose job it is to unearth the clues that only “the … Continue reading

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REVIEW: City of Shadows by Ariana Franklin

City of Shadows (2006) by Ariana Franklin revisits the story of Anna Anderson, a young Polish woman, who had claimed in real life to be the long lost daughter of Russia’s last czar. While many people embrace the notion that … Continue reading

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