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Black Storm Comin'
This book won the 2006 Spur Award given by the Western Writers of America for Juvenile Fiction. It's about a young man, Colton Wescott, who is moving...more
Nov 26, 2008
Nov 25, 2008
Son of Lightning: the Many Faceted Artist of the Southwest
I recently visited the Pima County Public Library's Collection Development Office, and they were processing a group of books (at least 3 titles, multi...more
May 16, 2009
May 16, 2009
The Diva Runs Out of Thyme (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #1)
This title is better than some of the traditional mysteries I've read lately (thank goodness!). Sophie Winston is a food/home entertaining writer and...more
Mar 15, 2009
Mar 14, 2009
Stargirl (Stargirl, #1)
I really enjoyed Stargirl,a teen/young adult novel about fitting in/not fitting in during high school. Leo is not necessarily all about fitting in him...more
Apr 04, 2009
Apr 03, 2009
The Dressmaker
Stories and information about the Titanic will be popular this year, with the 100th anniversary of the iceberg tragedy occurring on April 14. The Dres...more
Feb 05, 2012
Feb 05, 2012
Doomsday Book (Oxford Time Travel, #1)
My first book finished Memorial weekend was Doomsday Book by Connie Willis. This was a reread for me, and one I was hesitant to read the first time, d...more
May 30, 2010
May 29, 2010
The Shanghai Moon (Lydia Chin & Bill Smith #9)
What a terrific book, with wonderful storytelling. S. J. Rozan has long been one of my favorite authors, and this book was well worth waiting for. It'...more
Feb 08, 2009
Feb 06, 2009
Another Man's Moccasins (Walt Longmire, #4)
A very interesting entry in the Walt Longmire series. Walt is in the process of helping his injured daughter through rehab (injured in the previous bo...more
Apr 19, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
Sirensong (Faeriewalker, #3)
This review was originally posted to my blog:

Sirensong is the book that's taking me back into reviewing young...more
Jul 18, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
Long Division
I read Long Division by Jane Berentson because I received it for review from Plume (Penguin Group). It was not what I expected from reading the back c...more
Aug 17, 2010
Aug 16, 2010
Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories, #1)
This review also appears on my blog:

Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal first attracted me because...more
Jun 26, 2011
Jun 23, 2011
Pioneer Girl
I skimmed to the end. I didn't feel like the main character did a lot of growing. I'm going to assume much of what she found out about Laura Ingalls W...more
Jan 18, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
Let me be upfront about the "Twilight" series--I am not a fan. I think Bella has no interests outside of her relationships, but she's not boy-crazy. I...more
Oct 22, 2009
Oct 21, 2009
Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories, #1)
I loved this even more the second time I read it :)!!!
Mar 13, 2014
Mar 03, 2014
Winter And Night (Lydia Chin & Bill Smith #8)
What an amazing book! I read it before, when it came out in 2002, but forgot what an intense read it was. This book is told from Bill Smith's point-of...more
Jan 29, 2009
Jan 24, 2009
Long Gone
Thanks to HarperCollins, I now have another author to read. They very kindly sent a review copy to me of Alafair Burke's Long Gone. And I'm hooked.

Jul 04, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
The Love Goddess' Cooking School
Gallery Books graciously sent me an advance reading copy of The Love Goddess' Cooking School by Melissa Senate for review. I enjoyed it, and if I didn...more
Nov 02, 2010
Oct 31, 2010
A Simple Murder
Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America’s 2011 First Crime Novel Competition Winner.

One of the reasons I chose to read this book was because it won...more
May 26, 2012
May 24, 2012
Bookmarked For Death
There is so much I like about this book--the setting, which is a mystery bookstore in a town filled with a variety of bookstores, the characters, and...more
Mar 04, 2009
Feb 28, 2009
Secondhand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1)
I heard Juliet Blackwell speak at Poisoned Pen in June, and, as I was/am broke, borrowed Secondhand Spirits from the library. I am so happy I did. A v...more
Jul 19, 2010
Jul 18, 2010
Bloodlust (Vampire Beach, #1)
There seemed to be a lot of set-up in this book. Jason and his family moved across the country from Michigan to Malibu Beach, California. They move in...more
Dec 26, 2008
Dec 27, 2008
Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream
This was an amazingly well written book, written by a young man who attempted a very interesting experiment. Adam Shepard decides to see if the Americ...more
Nov 16, 2008
Nov 08, 2008
Money Shot (Hard Case Crime #40)
Definitely hard-boiled, and for me, also noir. A pretty dark book for me, but smart--smart writing, and a smart protagonist. Angel Dare, former porn s...more
Jul 11, 2009
Jul 12, 2009
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
This is a classic young adult/teen novel that I've been meaning to read for a long time--read right through it this evening! Eric "Moby" Calhoune has...more
Sep 19, 2009
Sep 19, 2009
Baby Shark's Beaumont Blues (Baby Shark, #2)
A good entry into this somewhat violent series. This series is a little more violent than I like my PI series to be, but I like the characters. Kristi...more
Mar 24, 2009
Mar 22, 2009
A Mourning Wedding (Daisy Dalrymple, #13)
A good entry in a long running series. I've been away from the series for awhile, and it was nice to return to it. Daisy Fletcher has arrived a the ho...more
Jun 28, 2009
Jun 27, 2009
Triple Play
Elizabeth Gunn writes an excellent mystery, as evidenced by her first mystery, Triple Play. Between a gap in publishing, and a gap in my reading, I fe...more
May 02, 2009
May 02, 2009
Moon Over Manifest
2011 Newbery Award Winner. I enjoyed this book that moved back in forth in time between 1918 and 1936 in a small town calle Manifest in Kansas. Abilen...more
Jan 19, 2011
Jan 10, 2011
The Perfect Suspect
From my blog:

The Perfect Suspect by Margaret Coel is the second in her Denver series featuring journalist Cat...more
Nov 11, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
Magician's Muse (The Seer, #6)
Linda Joy Singleton was kind enough to offer copies of her newest book, Magician's Muse, to young adult librarians on the YALSA-BK listserv, and I was...more
Oct 26, 2010
Oct 14, 2010