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October 2016

Book Review: The Christmas Town by Donna VanLiere

It’s Christmas in October! At least that’s what it feels like to me as I bring you my 3rd Christmas book review of the month. I’m ready for the holiday season. Are you? Continue reading “Book Review: The Christmas Town by Donna VanLiere”

Ten Questions with Charles Salzberg

Charles Salzberg is a gifted writer and, like his co-conspirators for the novel, “Triple Shot”, hails from New York City (my home town).  I was excited to be offered their book in exchange for an honest review, and can’t be more happy to promote this Ten Questions post. Don’t be fooled. This writer has a list of books and teaches for New York Writers Workshop. If you want to live vicariously through this man’s experiences, check out his books. Continue reading “Ten Questions with Charles Salzberg”

Book Review: Letters of Note by Shaun Usher


Could there a book that, in some way, appeals to everyone? If it is possible, I’d lay a solid bet that Letters of Note could be that book. Continue reading “Book Review: Letters of Note by Shaun Usher”

Book Review: Triple Shot by Ross Klavan, Tim O’Mara, and Charles Salzberg

For the fans of noir, Triple Shot is a dark ride.

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Book Review: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

You know how a book can be recommended over and over to you by people who know you? And you kind of worry in the back of your mind that you won’t like the book and then what? Yeah, this book was recommended to me repeatedly but holy crap it was love at first reading, hitting on multiple tropes I love and ones I didn’t know I loved! Continue reading “Book Review: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne”

Book Review: A Baxter Family Christmas by Karen Kingsbury

Readers have their favorite authors and Karen Kingsbury is one of mine. I wanted to love this newest book about one of my favorite fictional families but …  Continue reading “Book Review: A Baxter Family Christmas by Karen Kingsbury”

Ten Questions with Amanda Ortlepp

We are joined for Ten Questions today by Amanda Ortlepp. Ortlepp is an Australian based author of two novels, Claiming Noah and Running Against the Tide. I’ve read Claiming Noah and enjoyed it. If you haven’t read it, do it now! You won’t regret it, I promise. Running Against the Tide has not been released in the US yet, but it will definitely be on my TBR list when it does. Continue reading “Ten Questions with Amanda Ortlepp”

Sunday Comics: Hero Bear and the Kid

I want to start off by making a few things clear. First off, I am officially obsessed with Mike Kunkel’s Hero Bear and the Kid, and have been for years. Secondly, I think you should be obsessed too–it’s one of the best all-ages comics there is.

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Book Review: The World is My Litter Box by Jacquie D’Alessandro

Crazy cat ladies (and men) unite! This book is for you!
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