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The Hound at The Gate, by Darby Karchut (2015)

Once again, author Darby Karchut shows off her amazing knack for building on each installment of a series, making each book better than the last. In the Adventures of Finn MacCullen series, Ms. Karchut hasn’t struck a bad note yet, … Continue reading

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Suicide Watch, by Kelley York (2012)

Suicide Watch is a website, where people contemplating suicide gather and discuss their pain, their hopelessness, and their plans to end their lives. Kelley York’s novel, “Suicide Watch,” is one hell of a read. The book’s narrator, Vincent, has been … Continue reading

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Beckon Me (Beckoners #1), by Cindy Thomas (2015)

College sophomores Karina and Rainey are enjoying a night on the town. They close down an art museum, which was featuring a photography exhibit. An excellent photographer herself, Karina especially was enchanted with the beautiful images. On the walk back … Continue reading

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Give War a Chance, by P.J. O’Rourke (2003; orig. published 1992)

“Give War a Chance: Eyewitness Accounts of Mankind’s Struggle Against Tyranny, Injustice, and Alcohol-Free Beer” is a collection of P.J. O’Rourke’s various writings from the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. If you grew up during the Reagan Years, you’ll probably … Continue reading

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Songs Unfinished, by Holly Stratimore (2015)

(nb: I received a review copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley) In many ways, love is like music. It can soar with passion and verve, or it can ring dissonant and harsh. In most relationships, we experience … Continue reading

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Finn Finnegan (The Adventures of Finn MacCullen #1), by Darby Karchut (2013)

When Finn (don’t call me Finnegan) MacCullen arrived at Knight Gideon Lir’s house to begin his apprenticeship, he had no idea what he’d be in for. The same goes for readers just starting The Adventures of Finn MacCullen series. Book … Continue reading

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God is NOT Good: How Religion Poisons Everything, by Christopher Hitchens (2009)

This is the part where I tell you that I’m neither an atheist nor an agnostic. I was raised Protestant, dipped a toe in Catholicism, and came out with my own system of beliefs. They are just that: my own … Continue reading

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4 to 16 Characters, by Kelly Hourihan (2013)

Searching for Jane, Lost in The Internet Jane Shilling’s life is a mess. Her mother died a year ago in a car crash, and her father has spent the time in a mournful, alcoholic haze. Rachel is perky, funny, and … Continue reading

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15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 6 “Describe How You Shop for Books”

I’m big on the Amazon Wish List. When I read a Goodreads or book blog review about a new book that sounds interesting, I’ll add it to my Amazon Wish List. When it’s payday, or I get my birthday or … Continue reading

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The Judging (The Corescu Chronicles, Book One), by Ellen C. Maze (2011)

bookshelves: series, fiction, ya-paranormal Read in January, 2013 When I began reading “The Judging,” I had no idea it was considered by many to be a “Christian Thriller.” I found this out afterwards. For some reason, that description is a … Continue reading

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