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#78 ~ Songs for the Missing

Songs for the Missing by Stewart O’Nan This novel tells the story of a family, a group of friends, and a small town that comes to grips with the disappearance of Kim Larsen, a vivacious and popular recent graduate preparing to leave her home in the Midwest for college. One evening she disappears on the […]

Smoky Mountain Vacation

Greetings from Gatlinburg, TN, located in heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. It’s beautiful here despite the rain and I’ve enjoyed seeing my parents (I haven’t see my mother on Mother’s Day for at least 10 years), siblings, in-laws, nieces, and nephews. The kids did a great job on the drive. Even if they hadn’t, […]

Book Lust

When Tracy left a comment that she had a copy of The Lady Elizabeth, the latest novel written by Alison Weir, book lust set in to my reader’s heart fast and furious. Were I the Incredible Hulk, I would have ripped through my clothes and turned green within minutes of reading Tracy’s comment (which wouldn’t […]

#56 ~ The House at Riverton

The House at Riverton: A Novel by Kate Morton When Barnes and Noble announced their second offering to the First Look Book Club I was ecstatic. Just reading the brief descriptions of the novel and its author made me excited to receive a copy of this book. When it arrived, I found that it even […]

It’s Almost Here!

The Monsters of Templeton, the first novel written by Lauren Groff, will be released on Tuesday, February 5. For those of you who did not get an opportunity to read this as part of Barnes and Noble’s First Look Book Club, I highly suggest that you go out and get yourself a copy. You won’t […]

Life Has Interfered With My Blog

I’m sorry I haven’t posted much since the New Year. Life has been extremely busy on all fronts. Added to my commitments and responsibilities at home and work, I’m taking two courses at the local community college this semester. The first class is on using Dreamweaver and the second is an introductory course on software […]

An Honor

An article about the latest trend in providing ARC (Advance Reading Copy) to the general public has been published in this month’s issue of PublishingTrends.com, a marketing newsletter for the publishing industry.  Over the past year, publishers have been increasingly providing free copies of books in an attempt to increase overall book sales.  The author of the article found this […]

Porn a la Literate Housewife

My best friends in the whole world, Mark and Trista, gave me a Barnes and Noble gift card for my birthday this year. That gift card ever so gently has been burning a hole in my wallet ever since. Yesterday I finally made it to the store – and I used it buy pornography! What, […]

#41 ~ The Monsters of Templeton

The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff There is something spectacular about a book whose first line lures you into its spell like a siphon and never lets you go. In my 36 years of reading, there has only been two books whose first lines I’ve memorized and cannot forget: “Call me Ishmael.” Moby Dick […]