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Defending Jacob by William Landay

Defending Jacob by William Landay Random House ~ January 31, 2012 ~ 432 pages Blackstone Audio ~ Grover Gardner ~ 12 hours 25 minutes Andy Barber is the top Assistant District Attorney in his jurisdiction on the day that his son Jacob’s classmate is murdered in the local park. From the very beginning, when we meet Andy as a […]

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Night Film by Marisha Pessl Published by: Random House Published on: August 20, 2013 Page Count: 624 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: ARC received from a fellow book blogger (thank you!) Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook Summary from the Publisher: On a damp October night, beautiful young Ashley Cordova is found dead in an […]

Spotlight on Bloggers Recommend

In March I was invited to take part in Bloggers Recommend, a monthly newsletter conceived by bloggers Jen Karsbaek and Nicole Bonia. The objective of the newsletter is gather a group of bloggers and identify books we recommend to readers for the upcoming month. I couldn’t have been more thrilled to be asked to join […]

#438 ~ The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce Published by: Random House Published on: July 24, 2012 Page Count: 336 Genre: General Fiction My Reading Format: ARC signed by the author at BEA 2012 Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook Giveaway: Random House has generously offered one of my lucky readers a complimentary copy […]

#427 ~ I Am Forbidden

I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits Published by: Hogarth Books Published on: May 8, 2012 Page Count: 320 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: Review copy sent to me by the publisher in order to participate in the author’s TLC Book Tour. Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook Giveaway: As part of this tour, I get to […]

#204 ~ The Devil’s Company

The Devil’s Company by David Liss The Devil’s Company is the third in David Liss’ Benjamin Weaver series.  Weaver is a thief-take and former boxer of some repute in 18th century London.  In this installment, which was my first, we find Weaver at a loss when he discovers himself in a great deal of debt […]

#164 ~ Precious ~ Book Review and Blog Tour

Precious by Sandra Novack Today it is my pleasure to serve as Sandra Novack’ hostess on her Precious blog tour organized by TLC Book Tours.  What a great way to kick off the week!  Please see information on her entire tour and the giveaway at the end of this post. For more information on TLC Book Tours, […]

#131 ~ The Jewel of Medina

The Jewel of Medina by Sherry Jones A’isha is a 6 year old girl who, after her parents betrothed her to Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, was required to remain in her family home until she had her first menstrual period.  For an adventurous girl such as herself, she is tortured by the limitations placed […]

Read It Forward

I just got a wonderful email from Random House / Crown Publishers.  They have an exciting new Read it Forward program that you can sign up for here.  If you send them an email, you can get some free advance copies while supplies last! In addition to listing the Read It Forward books, they have […]

Early Christmas Pressies for Literate Housewife

I have had the most wonderful things happen to me over the past two days – I’ve received two free books in the mail!!! Yesterday there was a package waiting for me from Simon and Schuster.  I thought it might be the book that I snagged as part of LibraryThing‘s Early Reviewers group.  When I […]