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Lowcountry Summer (Lowcountry Tales #7)
After three long weeks spent with Dorothea Benton Franks' newest release Lowcountry Summer: A Plantation Novel, I finally finished it last night. I've ...more
Sep 2010
Sep 17, 2010
Twenties Girl
I'm not sure why I continue to somehow end up reading books with a supernatural twist, but this is the second book this week. I'm not usually a fantas ...more
Jan 21, 2010
Jan 29, 2010
Every Last One
I hate to post in less than a week's time that I abandoned yet another book. I'm especially pained to admit that I stopped reading Anna Quindlen's lat ...more
Jul 30, 2010
Sep 17, 2010
A Friend of the Family
I wanted to like Lauren Grodstein's A Friend of the Family. I really wanted to. But in the end, I was disappointed. The novel was named one of Amazon' ...more
Feb 08, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
Sima's Undergarments for Women
Reading Ilana Stanger-Ross's debut novel Sima's Undergarments for Women is an exercise in anxiety, primarily because the reader is so thoroughly immer ...more
Jul 20, 2010
Sep 17, 2010
Uncharted TerriTORI
I've been a fan of Tori Spelling since my senior year of high school, when I began watching Beverly Hills, 90210 and started a love affair that would ...more
Jul 24, 2010
Sep 17, 2010
Fatal Voyage (Temperance Brennan, #4)

Kathy Reichs is keeping me up nights. Initially, that was because I couldn't bear to put down her fourth novel, Fatal Voyage. Now it's the subject mat
Apr 16, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office
Get it? In the spirit of "O Captain! My Captain!" from Walt Whitman -- but more importantly, the line from Dead Poets Society (which is from Walt Whit ...more
Mar 03, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
Bare Bones (Temperance Brennan, #6)
Tempe Brennan series book #5 (Grave Secrets) was not my favorite. But before I could get bored and move on to other books & series & authors, ...more
Apr 21, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
The Devil's Bones (Body Farm #3)
I know it gets tiresome to continually hawk the benefits of one author over and over (for three posts now!). But technically Jefferson Bass is TWO aut ...more
Apr 12, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
At Risk (Winston Garano, #1)
My plan for the weekend was to lay in the sun, relax, and read, read, read. In the car, I listened to Patricia Cornwell's At Risk. I am a huge Cornwel ...more
May 24, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
Devil Bones (Temperance Brennan, #11)
I've been reading the entire Tempe Brennan series for the past few months, and sadly I've almost finished. Over the weekend, I read the eleventh (and ...more
Jun 14, 2010
Sep 17, 2010
Bones to Ashes (Temperance Brennan, #10)
The next novel in my Kathy Reichs's Tempe Brennan series quest was Bones to Ashes, and so I delved into its pages as I laid on the beach on Hilton Hea ...more
May 24, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
Comfort Food
So you're laying in bed, cozy with a quilt (and perhaps a dog at your feet)... It's snowing outside, or at the very least it's so cold you don't want ...more
Jan 04, 2010
Jan 29, 2010
Grave Secrets (Temperance Brennan, #5)
From 1990 until 1996, over 200,000 people disappeared or were killed in Guatemala. That thirty-plus years signified the Guatemalan Civil War between t ...more
Apr 20, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
Slow Dancing on Price's Pier
Give me a story about coffee, and I guarantee you I will love it. I am simply a coffee fanatic. Not cappuccino. Not frappuccino. Not mochas, or lattes ...more
Apr 24, 2011
Aug 13, 2011
The Monsters of Templeton
I finished Lauren Groff's lengthy tale of a small upstate New York town, The Monsters of Templeton, just a few minutes ago. I'm quite sad to leave beh ...more
Mar 14, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
By a Spider's Thread (Tess Monaghan #8)
An Orthodox Jewish woman goes missing, her three children in tow. Soon, Tess Monaghan is on the case, hired by the woman's furrier husband. Very consc ...more
Jul 07, 2010
Sep 17, 2010
The Wife's Tale

I don't remember reading Lori Lansens's second novel The Girls. The title and her name sound so familiar, but in reading the summary for it, nothing s
Apr 14, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
Little Bee
Words used to describe Chris Cleave's novel Little Bee:

* "satisfying" and "heart-rending" - The Washington Post
* "affecting" - The New York Times
Mar 06, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
Chronicles of a Midlife Crisis
Sometimes life doesn't turn out the way we planned. In Robyn Harding's newest novel, Chronicles of a Midlife Crisis, married couple Lucy and Trent dis ...more
Sep 11, 2010
Sep 17, 2010
Flesh and Bone (Body Farm #2)
I always think it's amazing when I discover a whole series of mystery novels that I haven't really heard of before... That happened a few weeks ago wh ...more
Apr 04, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles, #4)
I am not what experts call an auditory learner. Say something to me, and I will for sure forget it within 15 minutes. This is especially evident when ...more
Jun 04, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
Free to a Good Home
Eve Marie Mont's debut novel Free to a Good Home introduces veterinary tech Noelle Ryan, a woman whose life has been flipped upside down. Noelle's mar ...more
Jul 06, 2010
Sep 17, 2010
A Slender Thread
I stayed up all night to finish Katharine Davis's newest novel A Slender Thread. Literally, it was almost five o'clock in the morning, and I was blown ...more
Aug 03, 2010
Sep 17, 2010
The Neighbor (Detective D.D. Warren, #3)
I have developed a whole new appreciation for audiobooks in the last week. I checked out both Patricia Cornwell's At Risk and Lisa Gardner's The Neigh ...more
May 06, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
206 Bones (Temperance Brennan, #12)
206 Bones is the latest book in the Tempe Brennan mystery series by Kathy Reichs. In the novel, Tempe revisits her old stomping grounds of Chicago, wi ...more
Jun 27, 2010
Sep 17, 2010
The Echo Maker
One cold February night, Mark Schluter flips his truck on a straight stretch of road near Kearney, Nebraska, a wreck which places him in a coma. His s ...more
Jan 08, 2010
Jan 29, 2010
Monkeewrench (Monkeewrench, #1)
An online serial killer game incites a cluster of murders in the Minneapolis area. In rural Wisconsin, two people are brutally killed inside a Catholi ...more
May 14, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
Fireworks Over Toccoa
Southern literature is my favorite genre, but even it can fail to entertain. Thus was the case in the highly lauded, but ultimately disappointing new ...more
May 16, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
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