Sunday, January 19, 2014

Heather Gudenkauf

I am new to the Heather Gudenkauf party and I am so glad I finally showed up! I won a copy of One Breath Away last month and finally got around to reading it. I shouldn't say I read it, I should say I devoured it. I loved the pacing and the characters. I would classify it as a suspense novel, but it is so much more than that. Relationship suspense? I don't know but if you love book by people like Harlan Coben and Linnwood Barclay you just might love this book.  I am already moving on to another of her books called These Things Hidden. 

My Goodreads review can be found after the jump

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Book Notes

Attempting to blog again. I am not sure if I will keep up with this but while I am in the frame of mind to do so I might as well do a post about books.
This year I am going to attempt to whittle down my TBR pile. I have so many books I need to sort through to see if I really want to read them or if I just thought I would get to them when we closed our bookstore. I
*May* have started hoarding books a little bit because having spent everyday for 6 years surrounded by books I was trying to recreate the experience in my own home. LOL. I probably need some kind of book related therapy.
Still, I am sure the Friends of the Library store loves me and all the books I keep dropping off for them! 
I won a bunch of books during the Harlequin Holiday Open House. These I will keep after reading because all but one of them are signed by the author.
I will be reviewing all of these on Goodreads once they are finished

I have set my Goodreads Challenge at 50 books for 2014. I barely got to 50 last year so I am hesitant to up my challenge. I have made a good start to this year and hope to keep it up all year. 
I am still doing all my ebook reading on the Sony 600. I attempted to buy a Kobo tablet during their black Friday sale but their website had other ideas. I don't want to go into full details but let's just say that Kobo needs to do some improvements with their payment system. I am very disappointed with Kobo because I was trying to support a smaller E retailer but all I was left with was a bad taste in my mouth. I still use them to get books because they have great coupon deals and because my Sony uses epub and pdf. Oh well. I suppose I should just go with the big guys from now on. I am just torn now between Amazon (ick) and Barnes and Noble (Will they be in business 5 years from now?) 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Delayed again

I keep meaning to post more here, but for some reason time just gets away with me. I am hoping to do so more in the next few days. I find that I enjoy and join so many sites that I never give enough attention to any of them. Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Google+, Goodreads, Catster (yes I love that site, don't judge) etc... so many online and social networking choices, so little time!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Nicola Marsh

Nicola Marsh is having a nifty contest on her blog!
I am really looking forward to reading SEX, GOSSIP & ROCK & ROLL!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Book Review

Match Made in Court by Janice Kay Johnson.

Part of the “Suddenly a Parent” mini-series

March 2010

Super Romance 1620

Linnea Sorenson always played second fiddle to her brother Finn, but when he is accused of killing his wife Tess, she takes his 6 year old daughter into her home. Nothing about this is easy, she is often at odds with her parents and brother.

She is challenged for custody from Tess’s brother Matt and when they are awarded joint custody the sparks start to fly. Her family hates him, and he is none to fond of the them either. Even with all of this animosity, he starts to care deeply for Linnea. Will she return his feelings?

This is a great story about what makes a family and what we would do for those we love.

Janice Kay Johnson is a great author, I love the pacing of her stories and she comes up with some great plots. Super Romance is my favorite Harlequin imprint. I love the stories of love and family; they are just as good, if not better than most single title romances.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Best intentions..

Well I haven't kept up with this blog like I wanted. I am a slacker but also I haven't had much to say lately. :)

Here is my June reading list. Sad list that it is.

1. No Time For Goodbye- Linwood Barclay. This is a suspense/mystery book. I know it sounds cliche but I could not put this one down. I like that the story was told from the point of view of the husband, I think it kept the the suspense high. I recommended this one to my Mother, the librarian and she loved it too.

2. A Secret Rage- Charlaine Harris. Very early Charlaine Harris mystery, nothing as good as the Sookie series, or even the Lily Bard series, but still a good read. Not a happy story by any means, but still worth a read.

3. Delicious- Sherry Thomas. I am becoming a fan girl for Sherry Thomas. I really enjoyed Delicous and these books have renewed my interest in historicals.

4. The Influence- Ramsay Campbell. About once a year I get in the mood for a horror story. Not just Stephen King who I would read anytime, but a really intense, scary, keep you up at night horror story. This was not it.

5. The Price of Pleasure- Kresley Cole. A book about a girl shipwrecked on an island? The LOST fan in me just had to read this book. Of cousrse this is historical romance,not strange mysterious t.v. show, but I was game. This books started really strong for me. I loved the scenes on the island and the thrill of the chase was fun, but about halfway through I just started getting bored. Mostly I wanted to beat the hero with a clue stick. Still not a bad read, certainly not the worst I have read this year.

6. 84, Charing Cross Road- Helene Hanff. I am an Anglophile, so I grabbed this book as soon as I got it in. It is short but very sweet. Over the course of 20 years the author had a correspondence with the employees of a rare bookstore in London. Originally she sends an inquiry to this store looking for some English literature that she cannnot find stateside. Her main correspondent was a man named Frank Doel and he kept her in books for the next two decades. Very quick read, but will stay with me for sometime.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Star Trek

No Spoilers.

The New Star Trek movie is amazing. I love it from start to finish!

Go see it!
Run, Don't walk!