Sep 26
Murder of a Cranky Catnapper (A Scumble River Mystery #19) by Denise Swanson (review)

Murder of a Cranky Catnapper (A Scumble River Mystery #19) by Denise Swanson (review)

This was both a really funny book, and a more suspenseful one. I had no idea who the killer was, it actually came as a complete surprise. But it made total sense once the reveal happened. And I liked how they brought the person in for questioning at the police station at the end, instead of being one of those cozies where the main character ends up being in fear for her life. I liked how real the characters felt, there were no cardboard cut-outs, even with the ones who weren’t as central to the plot. Skye was my favorite… Read more »

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Sep 22
Closer to the Heart (Valdemar: The Herald Spy #2) by Mercedes Lackey (review)

Closer to the Heart (Valdemar: The Herald Spy #2) by Mercedes Lackey (review)

Having only liked a few of the books from the last series about Mags, I wasn’t sure what I’d think of this one. But since it was Valdemar, I had to give it a try. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get the first book in the series before this one arrived, so some of the things in it (like Amily being the King’s Own) I have no idea how it happened. Despite that, this was a really good book! I read it in 2 days, and it’s made me happy that I have the third book in this series already… Read more »

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Sep 21
Aveline (Lost Vegas #1) by Lizzy Ford (review)

Aveline (Lost Vegas #1) by Lizzy Ford (review)

So much of this book dragged. There were a lot of interesting bits that I breezed through quickly. But in between those bits, there were slow spots and things going on that I just didn’t care about. I wanted to like this book, it sounded really good, and I was super curious about why Tiana was locked away and mistreated. There is a brothel scene early on, and you find out that the poor people are cannibals because there isn’t enough other meat to go around. There are signs all through the book that something horrible happened in the past,… Read more »

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Sep 18
No Farm, No Foul (Farmer’s Daughter Mystery #1) by Peg Cochran (review)

No Farm, No Foul (Farmer’s Daughter Mystery #1) by Peg Cochran (review)

This looked interesting, but wasn’t one of my top pics from the batch I had been sent for review. And then I started reading it! I read the entire thing from cover to cover in one day, and loved it! The blog entries are interesting, and make for a unique touch. I liked reading about Shelby and her kids, and the characters were really well fleshed out. I had an inkling of who the killer was by around the half-way point, but it turned out I was only half-right. I liked the way the clues were scattered through the book,… Read more »

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Sep 17

What Do You Think Of Movie Re-Makes?

I don’t have a definite, stance on them myself. For the most part, I don’t like them. But then there are some movie re-makes that I actually do like. I mean, like all the Batman re-makes. Some of them were okay, and some aren’t ones that I will ever own. (And I’m a huge Batman fan! So I want to own everything!) But then there are others… Like the ‘new’ Superman movies. I just didn’t like the first one much so didn’t go see any others. I like the Christopher Reeve Superman. I think they were pretty perfect, and didn’t… Read more »

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Sep 16
My 2 Year Blogiversary!

My 2 Year Blogiversary!

    Once again, the year has flown by! Has it really been 2 years since I started this blog? *boggles a bit* It’s flown by so quickly in fact, that I almost forgot it was my blogiversary! (Does it still count as “almost”, when I’m writing up this post at 9:15pm on 9/15? Shhhh…..) A lot of new friends have been made in the last 2 years, and a few friends have sadly closed up their blogs as well. Thanks so much for putting up with my babbling and rambling and general sil-ly ness! *grins* Besides being my blogiversary,… Read more »

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Sep 14
The Last Phoenix (Genie #2) by Linda Chapman (review)

The Last Phoenix (Genie #2) by Linda Chapman (review)

I didn’t like this one as much as the first book. I still liked it, but there were a number of cringe-worthy moments that made me want to skim past them. Like the first book, the 4 siblings stumble upon something magical. And they go on various adventures to help the phoenix hatch her egg. I liked Fenella, she didn’t act like I expected a phoenix to in my head, but she was a fun character if a bit ditzy. I liked how the kids had to work together in order to get each item that Fenella needed. And while… Read more »

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Sep 12
By Familiar Means (Witch’s Cat Mystery #2) by Delia James (review)

By Familiar Means (Witch’s Cat Mystery #2) by Delia James (review)

Ghosts, magic, cats who can disappear and reappear at will, a killer, a mystery, and just a tiny touch of romance. This second book is just as engrossing as the first book. From the first pages it sucked me in and I didn’t want to put it down until I had finished. I really liked Grandma B.B. I hope we get to see more of her in the series. She was fun, and had no problems using her magic to find out what secrets people were hiding. Alistair is still one of my favorite characters. Always in the right place… Read more »

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Sep 07
The Changelings by Christina Soontornvat (review)

The Changelings by Christina Soontornvat (review)

I really liked how the story started off in the modern world, but with Izzy’s fascination for faerie tales and folklore. Their next door neighbor is an old woman who is said to be a witch, and knows even more about the Fae than Izzy does. And then Hen is stolen away, and Izzy chases after her and falls down a rabbit hole like Alice in Wonderland. Only she ends up in a faerie realm. You know immediately that the bottle she takes from Mariam is going to be important in the story. But the way it’s actually used was… Read more »

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Sep 04
Winter’s Child (Wind River Reservation #20) by Margaret Coel (review)

Winter’s Child (Wind River Reservation #20) by Margaret Coel (review)

I loved how part of the story dealt with a real person in history. I hadn’t heard of Lizzie Brokenhorn before reading this book, but now I want to go look her up. I also liked how that story tied into the mystery of the abandoned child. I was pretty sure who was to blame for the child appearing, early on in the book. But I had no idea how it had happened or why. I also had no idea who the killer was, but it made perfect sense once all was revealed. I really liked Father John, I think… Read more »

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