Category Archives: Avid Musings

Favorite Book(s)/Scenes: The Vizard Mask

Before Ariana Franklin started her Mistress of the Art of Death historical mystery series, she wrote excellent historical fiction novels under her real name of Diana Norman. I found out about Diana Norman from Jayne at Dear Author a long, … Continue reading

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Cover/Plot: Moonlight Mile, Dennis Lehane

Moonlight Mile is the sixth book in the Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro series is scheduled to be released on 11/2/10. Plot synopsis is below: Amanda McCready was four years old when she vanished from a Boston suburb in 1997. … Continue reading

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Romance Rollback: The Rainbow Season by Lisa Gregory

This is not a review but a quick and dirty overview. I read this book years ago and enjoyed it. The Rainbow Season by Lisa Gregory (1989) was one of those most talked about books on message boards at the … Continue reading

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Random Reader Remarks: The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk

The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk (Feb 2010) is a YA novel that features a kid who is deaf and overweight. He decides to leave his “deaf school” to attend “public school.” I randomly came across this … Continue reading

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Memorable Characters or Scenes: Kurj Skolia from the Ruby Dynasty Series

I got off to a late start but here it is. I thought it would be fun to share memorable characters that I’ve run across in my reading. In my 18+ years of reading for pleasure, I have a few … Continue reading

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Suzanne Brockmann Writing Contemporary Romances Now?

This is kind of a late post but I was just looking on Amazon and ran across Suzanne Brockmann’s upcoming original paperback titled, INFAMOUS (July 2010). Looks like some type of western but it clearly says that it’s a contemporary … Continue reading

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Digital Romance Backlists or Books You Probably Don't Know About

As some of you already know, I am a big fan of the authors of the 1990’s. So, I am forever trying to find what piece of their backlist they have finally decided to digitize and sell to us. It … Continue reading

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Authors I've Never Read

Beware, this is a rambling post. Over the years, I’ve collected books from authors I’ve…never read. I’d like to read them. Someday. There are authors who I will never “get” so I won’t even bother with those. For example, I … Continue reading

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Diana Gabaldon's Moral Dilemma

Diana Gabaldon’s post, FAN-FICTION AND MORAL CONUNDRUMS has been making the rounds on Twitter. People expect the thread to turn ugly fast (it may have already gotten there by now). It’s a very readable rant even if it comes off … Continue reading

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Random Reader Remarks: Paula Spencer by Roddy Doyle

Paula Spencer (Viking Adult) written by Roddy Doyle, is currently available in paper and digital formats (Kindle for $9.99). Didn’t bother to check anywhere else. I remember reading somewhere that JK Rowling was a big fan of this author. Doyle … Continue reading

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Diana Gabaldon Reads Dana Stabenow Too

Title of Post: The Methadone List (April 27) For those who like series, mysteries, books with rich, idiosyncratic settings, engaging characters, Strong Women (which frankly, I think is getting to be something of a cliché’—not the women themselves, of course, … Continue reading

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