• Review: Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain Relief by Katy Bowman

    I first learned of Katy Bowman in a very roundabout fashion: my stylist and I were discussing women's health issues - specifically diastasis recti - and how there appears to be a dearth of easy to locate information. So I decided to research dias...

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  • Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Original Flash Fiction (2/3)

    #TrainFightTuesday by Vanessa Torline – Narrated by Jamye Méri Grant with Cassandra de Cuir, Gabrielle de Cuir, John Allen Nelson, Molly Underwood, and Judy Young - 3.5 stars "#TrainFightTuesday" is...strange. It's a hard one to read via audio...

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  • Review: Old Man’s War (Old Man’s War #1) by John Scalzi

    I've followed Scalzi's blog for years and I quite like the man. I think this is why I find it ironic that I've never read any of his work - until now. In the space of two months my bookclub has read two books by Scalzi...and I've enjoyed both. <...

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  • Review: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance Trilogy #1) by N.K. Jemisin

    I purchased my copy of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms in Sept 2011. This means that The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms qualifies for my 2017 The Mt. TBR Struggle is Real! challenge at 5 years, 6 months.

    I think I'm still trying to parse my feeli...

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  • Review: Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega #1) by Patricia Briggs

    So far I am LOVING the Alpha and Omega series! I love, love, LOVE Anna and I still like Charles. I do have to say that Charles' father sound much more interesting that Charles right now...but I digress.

    The worldbuilding is pretty thoroug...

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Review: Fraternization Rule (Risqué Contracts #3) by Fiona Davenport

Review: Fraternization Rule (Risqué Contracts #3) by Fiona Davenport

I really didn’t care for this one much. I felt that the hero didn’t really give a shit about the heroine – with the exception of wanting to “own” her like a piece of property. He wants her to sacrifice everything for him while HE refuses to sacrifice anything for… Read more »

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Review: Lingus by Mariana Zapata

Review: Lingus by Mariana Zapata

OMG. No words. I loved Lingus. I really did. I loved Tristan and Kat together. I loved how gentle Tristan was with Kat and how gentle Kat was with Tristan. I loved Yoda. And all of the secondary characters, especially Zoey. In some ways, I felt the extreme slowness of… Read more »

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Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: The Great Loneliness by Maria Romasco Moore (Narrated by Judy Young)

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: The Great Loneliness by Maria Romasco Moore (Narrated by Judy Young)

The Great Loneliness is an odd story. There is a lot of unexplained activity, circumstances and science that kinda drove me batty. In The Great Loneliness, it appears that the Earth has had some catastrophe of some kind. Sadly, I don’t know what it [the catastrophe] was but it whittled… Read more »

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Review: Bear Mechanic by Zoe Chant

Review: Bear Mechanic by Zoe Chant

Bear Mechanic was ok. Located via Kindle Unlimited, I thought that Bear Mechanic would be humorous. I mean, with a title like Bear Mechanic and the blurb, I borrowed this one and settled in for some laughs. Sadly, Bear Mechanic takes itself rather seriously – either that or the author… Read more »

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Review: The Felig Chronicles (The Felig Chronicles #1) by P.J. Dean

Review: The Felig Chronicles (The Felig Chronicles #1) by P.J. Dean

Welcome back to Clean Up Week at Books, Life & Wine! Today we’re DNF’ing The Felig Chronicles (The Felig Chronicles #1) by P.J. Dean at 30%. Primary Reason: Unable to get into the story due to telling and not showing. I first met The Felig Chronicles in 2014 after seeing… Read more »

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Review: Contingency Plan (Risqué Contracts #2) by Fiona Davenport

Review: Contingency Plan (Risqué Contracts #2) by Fiona Davenport

Contingency Plan is my favorite book in the Risqué Contracts series. Hands down. Contingency Plan is very much a fantasy romance – and I mean fantasy on a Disney Princess scale. But I still liked it! Especially in comparison to book #3. There’s almost every drop of wish fulfillment going… Read more »

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Review: Dripping by Maddy Roman

Review: Dripping by Maddy Roman

DNF @22% Yeah. This one is soooo far from being my cup of tea. I found it to be disgusting, to be honest. Completely gross and disgusting. Let’s start one why I got rid of this one: -Our Heroine, Janie/Star: Janie is supposedly a top dancer at a prestigious dance… Read more »

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Review: Dark Lord of Derkholm (Derkholm #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

Review: Dark Lord of Derkholm (Derkholm #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

DNF at 45% I’ve been sitting on Dark Lord of Derkholm for a while now. Initially I really liked it and found it humorous. It reminded me of Pratchett’s DiscWorld a bit (in its humor only). So color me shocked when I ran into a vaguely worded but pretty obvious… Read more »

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Review: Penalty Clause (The Risqué Contracts #1)

Review: Penalty Clause (The Risqué Contracts #1)

Yet another *sick at home* read. This one was hot but it is strange. The hero decided to make this contract in order to trap the heroine so she could become his woman. Strangely, he could have tried saying “Hello” first, you know, since they hadn’t been introduced yet. I… Read more »

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Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Like Daughter by Tananarive Due (Narrated by Jamye Méri Grant) *spoilers*

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Like Daughter by Tananarive Due (Narrated by Jamye Méri Grant) *spoilers*

Trigger Warning: There is discussion of child molestation in the story and in this review. Like Daughter gutted me. It was unsettling and sad and just chock full of emotional WTF that I was in a bit of shock while reading. The MC of Like Daughter is Paige. Paige is… Read more »

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