Monthly Archives: February 2012

If I Die (Soul Screamers #5), Rachel Vincent (2011)

If I Die by Rachel Vincent My rating: 5 of 5 stars One day, Kaylee Cavanaugh has a conversation, in which she is told, quite matter-of-factly, that her name has appeared on “the list.” “The list” isn’t honor roll, a … Continue reading

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My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers #4), by Rachel Vincent (2010)

My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent My rating: 4 of 5 stars When last we left poor Kaylee, she’d found out her boyfriend was a secret demon’s breath huffer, and she’d put their relationship on hold over Winter Break. … Continue reading

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Let's Get Lost (1988)

Blame Evan Rachel Wood for this. She tweeted that her song of the day, in honor of Valentine’s Day, is “My Funny Valentine,” by Etta James. My favorite version is by Chet Baker. I went on YouTube to find a … Continue reading

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My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers #3), by Rachel Vincent (2010)

My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent My rating: 4 of 5 stars A new “drug” called frost is making its way through Eastwhatever High School’s cool kids. It’s powerful. It’s gaseous. It’s sold in black balloons. It’s demon’s breath. … Continue reading

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Pineapple Grenade (Serge Storms Mystery #15), by Tim Dorsey (2012)

Pineapple Grenade by Tim Dorsey My rating: 4 of 5 stars Serge Storm: secret agent. That should tell you just how absurdist Tim Dorsey’s latest novel, Pineapple Grenade, is. Serge and Coleman are in Miami, and Serge wants to find … Continue reading

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Soul Screamers: My Soul to Lose, My Soul to Take, My Soul to Save, by Rachel Vincent (2011)

  My rating: 4 of 5 stars If you are new to the Soul Screamers series, this is the place to start. This volume contains a prequel short story, plus the first two novels in the series. Kaylee Cavanaugh is … Continue reading

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Drive (2011)

The one thing that I kept thinking during “Drive” was “1980’s films.” A lot of this has to do with the musical score, full of pulsing analog synths. Also, some of the Los Angeles locales reminded me of 80’s nuggets … Continue reading

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