Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Wet and the Dry, by Lawrence Osborne (2013)

The Intrepid Global Search for a Decent Gin & Tonic (nb: I received an advance review copy of this title from the publisher via Edelweiss) During my drinking days (daze?), my home bar was a little sports bar called Gamble’s. … Continue reading

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15 Day Book Blogger Challenge. Day One: Make 15 Book-Related Confessions

Eh, what the hell. Let’s give this a shot, shall we? 1) Before I began my book blog, I was a big re-reader. I’ve read the Harry Potter books at least four times each. Ditto for The Millenium Trilogy, and … Continue reading

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The Land of Dreams, by Vidar Sundstrøl (translation by Tiina Nunnally) 2013

Murder in Minnesota (nb: I received an advance review copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley) “The Land of Dreams” is a gem, a taut mystery with relaxed pacing and access to the very depths of its characters’ … Continue reading

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The Panopticon, by Jenni Fagan (2013)

“The Panopticon” is one of the best-written, saddest, most-moving and triumphant coming-of-age novels I’ve ever read—easily one of the best books of 2013—and I have absolutely no damned idea how to review it. I love books like that, books that … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: “Supernatural Fog,” by Louisa Klein (Coming Soon)

If you read and loved Louisa Klein’s “Supernatural Freak,” take heart: the second “Supernatural” novel “Supernatural Fog” is due soon! (If you haven’t read “Supernatural Freak,” you should do so anon)  Here’s the rather freaky cover, and what you can … Continue reading

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Life, by Keith Richards (2009)

Any book that starts off about a road trip with Ronnie Wood through backwoods Arkansas in a car full to the rafters with weed is not going to be boring, and Keith Richards’s autobiography, “Life,” is rarely that. “Life” recounts … Continue reading

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Orange is the New Black, (Netflix Series-2013)

Netflix is riding pretty high after two of their exclusive series–“House of Cards” and “Top of the Lake”–were both nominated for multiple Emmy awards. I would be very surprised if their latest series “Orange is the New Black” doesn’t pick … Continue reading

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