Posts Categorized: 2014 Read & Review

Review: It Happened One Wedding by Julie James  (FBI/US Attorney #5)

Review: It Happened One Wedding by Julie James (FBI/US Attorney #5)

I decided I wanted to read this book after it received a Recommended Read tag by Dear Author. Once I made that decision, this book and I did a little dance for some weeks. Amazon and Barnes & Noble sell the ebook version for $5.99…but I have a Kobo. Kobo… Read more »

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Federations Anthology Review: The Ship Who Returned by Anne McCaffrey *spoilers*

Federations Anthology Review: The Ship Who Returned by Anne McCaffrey *spoilers*

Note: This review is for the short story The Ship Who Returned only. This review will contain serious spoilers for other books in the Brain and Brawn (Brainship) series. Read at your own risk. I’m a huge fan of Anne McCaffrey’s Brain and Brawn Ship series – well, the ones… Read more »

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Review: Apples Should Be Red by Penny Watson

Review: Apples Should Be Red by Penny Watson

Recipe for Thanksgiving Dinner: Start with sixty-two year old politically incorrect, chain-smoking, hard-cussing curmudgeon. Add fifty-nine year old sexually-repressed know-it-all in pearls. Throw in a beer can-turkey, a battle for horticultural supremacy, and nudist next-door neighbor. Serve on paper plates, garnished with garden gnome. Tastes like happily ever after. Penny… Read more »

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Review: Alta (Dragon Jousters #2) by Mercedes Lackey *Spoilers*

Review: Alta (Dragon Jousters #2) by Mercedes Lackey *Spoilers*

NOTE: This review will contain spoilers for the first book in this series, Joust. If you haven’t read Joust, please do not read this review unless you are ok with spoilers. This one is cute. I enjoy this book but not as much as Joust. Alta continues the story of… Read more »

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Review: Dealing with Dragons (The Enchanted Forest Chronicles #1) by Patricia C. Wrede

Review: Dealing with Dragons (The Enchanted Forest Chronicles #1) by Patricia C. Wrede

  This was adorable! I quite enjoyed every minute of this read – and I’ve been a very fussy reader lately. Cimorene is curious about everything – except those things deemed appropriate for princesses. After being told by her parents she was going to be married off to someone she… Read more »

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Review: Joust (Dragon Jousters #1) by Mercedes Lackey

Review: Joust (Dragon Jousters #1) by Mercedes Lackey

Joust, the first book in Mercedes Lackey’s Dragon Jousters series, is a wonderfully rich re-imagining of ancient Egypt. The story follows a young serf, Vetch, as he slowly gains agency. Vetch is an Altan serf. He became a serf when Alta lost a major war with their neighbor Tia. Vetch’s… Read more »

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DNF Review: I Didn’t Ask to Be Born: (But I’m Glad I Was) by Bill Cosby

DNF Review: I Didn’t Ask to Be Born: (But I’m Glad I Was) by Bill Cosby

In this hilarious collection of observations, Cosby brings us more of his wonderful and wacky insights into the human condition that are sure to become classics. In the tradition of Fat Albert, I DIDN’T ASK TO BE BORN offers a host of new characters, including Peanut Armhouse and Old Mother… Read more »

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Review: The CarbLovers Diet by Ellen Kunes & Frances Largeman-Roth

Review: The CarbLovers Diet by Ellen Kunes & Frances Largeman-Roth

The editors of Health Magazine (and top nutrition scientists) have big news: Eating carbs is the best way to get and stay slim. Breakthrough research revealed in this book shows how certain carb-rich foods-especially those with the amazing natural ingredient called Resistant Starch-act as powerful metabolism boosters and appetite suppressants…. Read more »

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Review: The Spirit Thief (The Legend of Eli Monpress #1) by Rachel Aaron

Review: The Spirit Thief (The Legend of Eli Monpress #1) by Rachel Aaron

  This one was a slog. I bought this as part of omnibus based off of a great blurb. I started and stopped it a couple of times but I finally buckled down and read in starting in January. It took me forever to finish this book – it’s not… Read more »

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DNF Review: Steelheart (Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson

DNF Review: Steelheart (Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson

There are no heroes. Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man… Read more »

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