Shiny and New: Furious Cool, Empty Mansions, Men We Reaped, and Quiet Dell

I’m not sure whether I will be braving the crowds to do any shopping this weekend. I love having the extra time to read, eat and spend some quality time with my family. Speaking of which, there are a few books that I’ve got my eye on.  The publisher descriptions are included below but have […]

Some October New Releases

There are so many new books out all the time, but these have particularly caught my eye. The publisher descriptions are included below, but have been shortened (considerably in some cases) for possible spoilers, and in the interest of brevity. Book covers and titles will take you to full information. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, […]

In Paperback: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Square Fish, January 3, 2013 Originally Reviewed: Cinder by Marissa Meyer (January 26, 2012) New Cover or Old? Cinder’s sexy metal leg graces the cover again. Love the red slipper! What I Thought Then: Cinder is a quick and engaging read that mixes the Cinderella fairytale with a future dystopian world filled with the threat […]

All The Books: Fall 2012 (1)

I want to read all the books. This never happens. It’s one of the few times I am comfortable with using the word never. Here are a five of the many I am bummed to have not read…yet. Adam McComber’s The White Forest got decidedly mixed reviews from bloggers whose opinions I trust, but still […]

In Paperback: The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney

Berkley Trade, December 4, 2012 Originally Reviewed: The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney (February 29, 2012) New Cover or Old? I dig the spiffy red cover with the flower. What I Thought Then: Penney has a lovely and thorough writing style that is delightful to see in a mystery. I think I was overwhelmed by […]

Round Up- January 1- 14, 2012

Happy New Year Everyone! Boy am I getting a late start this year.   There are almost always too many books to list when I look at what’s coming out from week to week. I managed to narrow it down- just a little bit- to the ones that caught my eye. I have the starred (*) ones on […]

“Lola, California” by Edie Meidav

I haven’t run across many books dealing with death row and the death penalty. Norman Mailer’s The Executioner’s Song comes to mind, and more recently, Naseem Rahka’s The Crying Tree (which Meghan reviewed a few weeks ago). In Edie Meidav’s Lola, California, a daughter is estranged from her father who is currently on death row and awaiting execution in ten days. […]

On The Shelves: New Releases June 1-15, 2011

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett – I have been waiting for her next book since Run. So excited! Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson The Girl In The Garden by Kamala Nair – I chatted with the author for an episode of What’s Old Is New about being inspired by The Secret […]

On The Shelves: New Book Releases – May 2011

Can we say better late than never? May got away from me, but I had a few things on my shelves that are not to be missed, so I wanted to still share them with you. How Shakespeare Changed Everything by Stephen Marche Half A Life by Darin Strauss – Picked this one up at […]

On The Shelves: New Book Releases- April 17 – April 30, 2011

On The Shelf Having already read Marcia Clark‘s Guilt By Association (Mulholland Books), I can tell you that enjoyed it quite a bit. I love the characters and I want to see them back. It will be interesting to see how well Clark’s book does, being that she is somewhat of a celebrity author. Notice […]