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Jan 08
Dead Cold Brew (Coffeehouse Mystery #16) by Cleo Coyle (review)

Dead Cold Brew (Coffeehouse Mystery #16) by Cleo Coyle (review)

I loved this one! The ship that sank reminded me of the Titanic, and it was pretty funny about how the police thought a crime was being committed by someone in a superhero costume. The book was fast paced, without being so quick moving that you miss important bits of plot. As usual, there are side mysteries tied into the main one. And while I had a few suspicions about who had done what during the book, not all of them ended up the way I expected. I liked how there was just enough back story to the Andrea Doria… Read more »

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Oct 18
Batman: Facts and Stats from the Classic TV Show by Robert Garcia (review)

Batman: Facts and Stats from the Classic TV Show by Robert Garcia (review)

This is one of my favorite Batman and Robin shows ever. So when I saw this book was coming out I had to preorder it. The colors and way they did the text blurbs, remind me strongly of the show. They have that voice over feel to them. Some of the pictures were blurry however, which I didn’t expect. And while there are facts and statistics, there are far less of them than I had expected. Half the book describes the show’s villains, 2-4 pages for the most recognized ones like Catwoman, Mr. Freeze and the Joker. And then a… 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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Aug 24
Pale Demon (The Hollows #9) by Kim Harrison (review)

Pale Demon (The Hollows #9) by Kim Harrison (review)

It’s been a while since I last read this series. But reading this book made everything come back like I’d just read the other 8 books recently. All the characters have strong, distinct personalities. A lot of the settings and twists are unique. And I really like the variety of fantasy species. Trent is just as much of a selfish, obnoxious brat as I remembered him being. But towards the end of the book we start to see glimpses of other facets of his personality we haven’t seen much of. I liked how Ivy is moving on from her crush/possible… Read more »

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Jul 17
A Grave Prediction (Psychic Eye Mystery #14) by Victoria Laurie (review)

A Grave Prediction (Psychic Eye Mystery #14) by Victoria Laurie (review)

I really like how Abby’s psychic ability works. And how snarky she is. She and Candice work really well together. In this book, most of the characters we’ve gotten to know from previous books aren’t around. Abby and Candice are in Los Angeles working on cases for the FBI there. Well, Abby is working on cases. Candice is a tag-along that wasn’t supposed to actually be there. She still helps Abby out a lot though. And I really liked getting to know Special Agent Hart, I hope we get to see more of her in other books. I didn’t really… Read more »

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Jul 07
The Skeleth (The Nethergrim Trilogy #2) by Matthew Jobin (review)

The Skeleth (The Nethergrim Trilogy #2) by Matthew Jobin (review)

I liked the first book a little more than this one. But I still really enjoyed this book as well. One of the things I loved about the last one was the strong friendship between Edmund, Katherine and Tom. And how they worked together to save the children stolen by the Nethergrim. In this book they’re separated for a great deal of the story. Tom is away with Katherine’s father, and then ends up on a quest of his own. Edmund and Katherine are in the same village still, but they’re kept apart by various things. This book had a… Read more »

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Jun 26
Knit to Be Tied (A Knitting Mystery #14) by Maggie Sefton (review)

Knit to Be Tied (A Knitting Mystery #14) by Maggie Sefton (review)

This sounded like it was going to be a fairly interesting mystery. I liked the synopsis, and the first pages caught my attention. Unfortunately it started to irk me shortly after that. Almost every single character is introduced like this: “friend Lisa”, “newcomer Nancy”, “Rottweiler Carl”, “boyfriend Pete”, “waitress so-and-so” … And some of them were introduced that way multiple times in the book. As though the author was aware we might not remember who the character was because they didn’t have much personality. The very central characters had enough personality and quirks that you remember who they are, but… Read more »

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Jun 12
Books of a Feather (Bibliophile Mystery #10) by Kate Carlisle (review)

Books of a Feather (Bibliophile Mystery #10) by Kate Carlisle (review)

I didn’t know anything about book binding before I read the last book in this series. I still don’t really! But it was really interesting to read the little bits of info that Brooklyn thinks about when restoring old books. Reading this one in hardback, meant that I was able to see what she was talking about when she mentioned things like “end papers” and “headband”. I could still visualize it if it had been paperback, but it was easier (and far neater!) to actually SEE it. Most of the books Brooklyn was given for restoration were about birds, or… Read more »

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Mar 20
The Searcher by Christopher Morgan Jones (review)

The Searcher by Christopher Morgan Jones (review)

I stopped reading this book on page 213.   I haven’t read anything by this author before, but once I got past the confusing first part of the book the pages sped by. The very beginning is a little confusing because the main character keeps flashing between present time, and something that happened in the past. It later turns out that past was only a few days at the most, previous to the main part of the book. But while we were jumping back and forth, it was hard to tell what was supposed to be the ‘current’ time. I… Read more »

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Mar 16
Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson #9) by Patricia Briggs (review)

Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson #9) by Patricia Briggs (review)

Fair warning: Once I picked this book up, I didn’t put it down again until I’d finished it. So be prepared to spend an entire day doing nothing but reading! All the books in this series have been amazing, this one being no less so. Trolls, fae, fire magic, pack politics, a sentient faerie home, and Baba Yaga suck you in from the first pages. We get more of Mercy and Adam being cute, as well as appearances from old favorites like Bran, Zee and Tad. Besides the pack politics, we also get fae politics, bargains and exchanges. I liked… Read more »

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