Monthly Archives: October 2013

At Her Feet, by Rebekah Weatherspoon (2013)

(nb: I received an Advance Review Copy of this title from the publisher via NetGalley) One night, while waiting for her porn to load, Suzanne Kim tires of surfing the gossip sites, and just on a lark checks her Kinklife … Continue reading

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Charisma, by Barbara Hall (2013)

Fairly Charming “Charisma”   Barbara Hall’s novel “Charisma” is aptly titled. The heroine is named Sarah Lange, and she’s a charismatic new patient at a mental institution. Unlike most of her fellow guests, she’s there by choice. She’s come to … Continue reading

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There Will Be Blood (2007)

Good Lord, what a movie. Honestly, I can’t think of the last time I watched a two-and-a-half hour movie and didn’t check the clock once. “There Will Be Blood” stars Daniel Day Lewis as miner turned oil prospector Daniel Day … Continue reading

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Merrick, by Ken Bruen (2013)

Merrick By Ken Bruen Terse and Gritty, as a Proper Mystery Should Be So a Jewish guy and an Irish guy walk into a bar… And that is where Ken Bruen’s latest mystery “Merrick” begins. To be fair, the Jewish … Continue reading

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Woman Walks Into a Bar, by Rowan Coleman (2013)

(nb: I received an Advance Review Copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss) “Woman Walks Into a Bar” tells the story of a woman who has not had an easy life, but she’s found a sort of comfortable … Continue reading

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Noah’s Rainy Day (Liv Bergen Mystery #4), by Sandra Brannan (2013)

Trapped Inside a Beautiful Mind (nb: I received an Advance Review Copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley) Noah is twelve years old, and he wants to be a spy. He has the makings of a good one, … Continue reading

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Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay’s Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down, by Bill DeYoung (2013)

On Friday morning, May 9th, 1980, I was a student at Pine View School in Sarasota, Florida. School started at 8:15, and I think it was second period that I worked as a student aide in the school office. One … Continue reading

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Paul Robeson: A Watched Man, by Jordan Goodman (2013)

(nb: I received a review copy of this title from the publisher via Edelweiss) Imagine you have a huge talent. You’re a famous actor and singer, and arguably the best-known member of your race on Earth. You have wealth and … Continue reading

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If Only I Could Sleep, by Stephanie Henry (2013)

Through Hell and Back (nb: I received an advance review copy from the publisher via NetGalley) Stephanie Henry’s childhood truly sucked. A lot of kids have issues growing up, and maybe everything isn’t sunshine and ponies, but what she endured … Continue reading

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