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Fall is officially here and so’s the fall network TV season. I enjoy sampling all the new shows, even if I end up faithfully watching only two of them. Below are my first impressions of …

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Book Review: THE NEVER LIST by Koethi Zan

August 7, 2013 – 12:03 am | 2 Comments
Book Review: THE NEVER LIST by Koethi Zan

This review originally appeared in Shelf Awareness for Readers, and is reprinted here with permission.
The title of Koethi Zan’s The Never List refers to what Sarah and her best friend Jennifer kept as a reminder of …

Nerdy Special List August 2013

August 5, 2013 – 12:39 am | 4 Comments
Nerdy Special List August 2013

I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking, It’s August already?? I think I fell into a time machine and accidentally hit the fast-forward button.
Well, summer might be wrapping up for those going back to school, …

Book Review: CLOSE MY EYES by Sophie McKenzie

July 29, 2013 – 10:30 pm | 3 Comments
Book Review: CLOSE MY EYES by Sophie McKenzie

Sophie McKenzie’s first thriller for adults, Close My Eyes, begins eight years after the protagonist Geniver gave birth to her stillborn baby, Beth, whom Gen is still mourning. She has undergone in vitro fertilization multiple …

Book Review: THE LAST WORD by Lisa Lutz

July 24, 2013 – 9:26 pm | One Comment
Book Review: THE LAST WORD by Lisa Lutz

This originally appeared as a starred review in Shelf Awareness for Readers, and is reprinted here with permission.
After her hostile takeover of the family detective agency in 2012′s Trail of the Spellmans, Izzy Spellman is now the …

Giveaway: The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

July 22, 2013 – 10:07 pm | 11 Comments
Giveaway: The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

I really enjoyed Liane Moriarty’s What Alice Forgot two years ago, so when Lydia at Putnam Books offered me the chance to host this giveaway of the author’s new novel, The Husband’s Secret (July 30), I thought …

Book Review: LOYALTY by Ingrid Thoft

July 17, 2013 – 9:43 pm | 3 Comments
Book Review: LOYALTY by Ingrid Thoft

This originally appeared as a starred review in Shelf Awareness for Readers, and is reprinted here with permission. 
Fina Ludlow is a private investigator for her family’s law firm, but the case she gets assigned in …

Winner of Luanne Rice’s THE LEMON ORCHARD + Tote Bag

July 17, 2013 – 9:32 pm |
Winner of Luanne Rice’s THE LEMON ORCHARD + Tote Bag

The randomly selected winner was:
Kim Roberts
Congrats! Kim, please use this contact form to let me know where the publisher should send your prizes. Thanks so much for entering, and letting me know what you still …

Review of THE CUCKOO’S CALLING by “Robert Galbraith”

July 14, 2013 – 10:28 pm | One Comment
Review of THE CUCKOO’S CALLING by “Robert Galbraith”

Since the news broke over the weekend that J. K. Rowling published a crime novel this past April called The Cuckoo’s Calling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, I’ve seen lots of people on social media …

Guest Book Review: FIEND by Peter Stenson

July 11, 2013 – 9:27 pm | 3 Comments
Guest Book Review: FIEND by Peter Stenson

When I received Peter Stenson’s debut novel, Fiend, in the mail, I thought the description sounded twisted good, but I was too scared to read it. It has zombies and is described as ultra violent. 
So I …

Giveaway: Luanne Rice’s THE LEMON ORCHARD Book + Tote Bag

July 8, 2013 – 10:10 pm | 9 Comments
Giveaway: Luanne Rice’s THE LEMON ORCHARD Book + Tote Bag

I’m excited to announce this giveaway, thanks to Pamela Dorman Books, of Luanne Rice‘s latest novel, plus a tote bag featuring the cover art. The description from the author’s website:
In the five years since Julia …

Winner of Meg Gardiner’s THE SHADOW TRACER

July 8, 2013 – 10:09 pm |
Winner of Meg Gardiner’s THE SHADOW TRACER

The randomly selected winner is:

Luanne

Congrats! Luanne, please use this contact form to let me know where the publisher should send it.
If you didn’t win this time, I have another giveaway going on you might want …

Nerdy Special List July 2013

July 1, 2013 – 11:00 pm | 2 Comments
Nerdy Special List July 2013

Happy short week and holiday weekend! While you’re enjoying your days off to celebrate our nation’s birthday, you’ll need good books to read, right?
Here’s what my blogger pals and I recommend among the new releases …

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