Casting Books I Love: Thought I Knew You by Kate Moretti

Sometimes, when I look at the television guide and see that there is an entire day of Dateline: Real Life Mysteries lined up on Investigation Discovery or OWN, I’m ecstatic.Then, I flip through each of the episode descriptions. Saw that one. It was the husband. Saw that one. It was the wife. Saw that one. It was husband. Saw that one. It was the wife’s boyfriend. Damn. Oh well.So, when I read the first line of Thought I Knew You, I was hooked: “Greg and Cody disappeared on the same day.”...more

I Heart the Library

A library is a museum of books; a shrine to literature. It is more accessible than a museum and always free to enter. It is far less elitist the a museum: a poorly written book could exist on the shelf next to best-seller. Obviously the greatest aspect of the library: borrow books (up to 50 at a time!), enjoy them at your leisure (in the bathroom, on the beach), fold the pages without penalty (do not recommend!) and return it in a timely fashion....more

Kelley Armstrong's Omens

Let me just say again the Kelley Armstrong is always in the forefront of my favorite authors of all-times.  She sealed me in with the witty and imaginative Women of the Otherworld Series, and then proceeded to show off her prowess with the Crime based Nadia Stafford series (which is finally about to get the 3rd book released this November!  She truly showed her unwavering skills as an author and her versatility to be able to jump between characters and genres and then I read her young teen novel Loki's Wolves which ...more

VIDEO: Best Books for Babies and Toddlers

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Casting Books I Love: The Thing Is by Kathleen Gerard

If you really love a book, you get to the end, to that part where it all comes together in a twist you never expected but that’s so delightfully satisfying, and you scream to yourself “Yes! I love it!” and maybe do that little kicking thing with your foot. But, at the same time, you don’t want it to end because you don’t want to be separated from these characters you’ve grown to love and you don’t want to leave this world you’ve been inhabiting.  You bring your foot down and maybe sigh....more

The Review: Brave Genius

The Joy of Reading

Anyone who knows me, knows one of my great loves is reading.  I am a prolific reader.  In fact,  I took a challenge one year to write down every book that I read during the year, and I averaged more than one book a week.  So the question that comes up in conversation is "How do you find the time to read?" ...more

8 Great Books To Read In 2016

  "A room without books is like a body without a soul." ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero...more

February Catch Up

January went by in a sort of blur. Did anyone else find that so? Our weather was unusually warm and mild, with one dip down into below-freezing temperatures and a four-inch snowfall that didn't stick around very long. Thomas had to miss a bit of work because of the snow and some cold and windy days when they canceled work....more

The Sherlockian; A Review and Recommendation, and The Second Book Crossed Off My List

2016 TBR Pile Reading Challenge The Sherlockian by Graham Moore Full disclosure here: I actually started this book a couple of years ago....more