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August 31, 2012 – 1:42 pm | 7 Comments

Earlier this week, my blogger pal le0pard13 gave me a Liebster Award. “Ich liebe dich” is “I love you” in German so I think this is a good thing. If “liebster” means something else in Chinese, …


Gunpoint Review: ALBERT OF ADELAIDE by Howard L. Anderson

August 29, 2012 – 2:16 am | 25 Comments
albert adelaide

My friend Lauren and I discuss books on a regular basis, and she always has incisive and insightful comments about why she likes or doesn’t like something. I’d asked her to be a guest reviewer …


Book Review: THE ABSENT ONE by Jussi Adler-Olsen

August 26, 2012 – 11:14 pm | 10 Comments

This appeared last week in Shelf Awareness for Readers, and is reprinted here with permission.
In this second installment in the Department Q series (after last year’s excellent The Keeper of Lost Causes), Jussi Adler-Olsen wastes …


First Impressions 8.24.12

August 23, 2012 – 10:30 pm | 17 Comments

I’m back to sampling openers of new books to see which ones I should read first. Because of busy stuff, I went about five days last week without reading for pleasure and was getting twitchy, …


Book Review: WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE by Maria Semple

August 21, 2012 – 11:42 pm | 3 Comments

After I finish a book, I often need some time to process it before reviewing it. But then life sometimes gets busy and I don’t get around to it and next thing I know it’s …


Book Giveaway: WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE by Maria Semple

August 19, 2012 – 11:10 pm | 11 Comments

This last week was a really good, busy one, in case any of you were worried I’d been snatched by bears. I did a commercial for Wells Fargo, finished a couple editing jobs, and continued …


A Few Thoughts on THE CLOSER Series Finale & MAJOR CRIMES

August 14, 2012 – 12:44 am | 5 Comments
The Closer

*SPOILERS AHEAD: Stop reading if you haven’t watched the finale*
Going into the finale, the only things I hoped for were that Brenda wouldn’t die in the line of duty, and that she’d leave with dignity, …


Lee Child Reads from Gregg Hurwitz’s THE SURVIVOR

August 7, 2012 – 10:30 pm | 2 Comments
survivor cover

I’ve been rehearsing a play six days a week while still editing and reviewing books, so my blog posts will probably be short—but hopefully not boring—for the next month or so.
I got a kick out …


Book Giveaway: THE ABSENT ONE by Jussi Adler-Olsen

August 6, 2012 – 9:25 pm | 9 Comments
absent one

Before I get to this giveaway, I want to announce the two winners of Karin Slaughter’s Criminal:

Tom Piccirilli
Sarah RH

Congrats! Please fill out this contact form with the address where you’d like the publicist to ship …

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