The City of Brass – Review

"There's no magic, no djinn, no spirits waiting to eat us up." Nahri doesn't believe in magic. Even if proof exists in her ability to heal, both herself and others. It doesn't matter. It's just a part of her. Not a magical being there to grant wishes of her every whim. She's just a con [...]

Exquisite – Review

"I was suspicious of love and what it did to people - those dark depths of anguish and horror; the thought of it all made me shudder." Bo Luxton has the life everyone wants. A successful writing career, loyal husband and two adorable daughters. She is the very picture of happiness and contentment. All she [...]

The Bad Dream Notebook – Review

"That's what Americans are supposed to do. There's no excuse for hanging on to negative emotions in this country." The Bad Dream Notebook is a novel about grief, loss, addiction and recovery. Erica Mason just lost her husband. Her daughter Mona just lost her dad. Chronic back pain turned out to be terminal cancer. The [...]

´╗┐The Heart’s Invisible Furies – Review

"Anything is possible," I said. "But most things are unlikely." The Heart's Invisible Furies is an epic, all-encompassing story spanning the life of Cyril Avery. Cyril is adopted, "not a real Avery", as his adopted parent's Charles and Maude often remind him, growing up in the 1950's in Ireland. Even though his adoptive parent's remind [...]

Chatting with Val – The Reminders

Some of you may remember that in early summer I won the chance to chat with Val Emmich, author of The Reminders, from Little, Brown. I was lucky enough to be able to include a few of the women from my book club (@pnwbookworm, @trissinalovesbooks, @thepagesinbetween), and through a series of scheduling snafus and hilariously [...]

The Guineveres – Review

"Stories are like that; they seek to unravel." The Guineveres is a haunting coming of age story told by Vere, one of four Guineveres living in a convent, being raised by nuns. These four girls aren't the only girls there, but they are all Guineveres, and so they form an unspoken bond through their shared [...]

A Review: The Hot Guy

The Hot Guy by Mel Campbell My rating: 3 of 5 stars I liked the premise of this book, and really wanted it to be more. It sounded fun, had some really funny, witty writing and even had a decent plot line. Which makes this a difficult review to write, because I did enjoy the [...]

Follow Me Back – Review

We live in a social media world. For better or for worse. There was a time, not so long ago, when sharing every aspect of your personal life would have been considered obnoxious and narcissistic. Who needs to know where I am or what I am eating every hour of the day? Those private details [...]

April wrap up

Half way through May, and I realized I hadn't done an April wrap up. The horror! The good news, I've managed to write a review for all the books I read, so YAY ME!!! If I didn't post all the reviews on my blog, they are all on Goodreads. FIND ME HERE Here's a quick [...]

A review: Running Beyond Empty

Running Beyond Empty by Ben Kruser My rating: 3 of 5 stars From Amazon: Fun and entertaining, Running Beyond Empty explores the many challenges faced by mother and daughter when their world crumbles. Dinah is suddenly jobless and forced to move in order to provide for herself and Selah, who is hurt, angry and confused. [...]