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April 27, 2019

Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

Lisa Scottoline is still a relatively new-to-me author, but she is quickly becoming a must-read author for me. Someone Knows is her new stand-alone thriller that came out earlier this month.

April 26, 2019

Ladies of Gothic Horror, edited by Mitzi Szereto ~ a Review

by MK French

This is a collection of seventeen stories from various well known Gothic authors, including: Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Gaskell, Edith Wharton, Marjorie Bowen, Gertrude Atherton, Virginia Woolf, Charlotte Perkins Gilman,  and Elia W. Peattie. Most people would think of Bram Stoker's Dracula as an example of Gothic horror, but there were plenty of ladies willing and able to delve into the dark for their stories. Mitzi Szareto writes her own Gothic flavored horror stories, so it's only natural that she would collate and edit this collection. Her introduction is a thoughtful look into the time period, and the challenges that these women had faced in getting published, let alone in living their everyday lives. A brief biography follows each story, and I find that sometimes that gives a lot more insight into the text.

April 25, 2019

5 Audiobooks for Road Trip Reading

by Donna Huber

Road trip season is almost here. I've always thought it would be fun to do a cross country road trip; however, I hate driving so it is unlikely I will ever take such a trip. If you are hitting the road this summer, I have some audiobook recommendations that will keep you entertained.

April 24, 2019

The Dark Web Murders by Brian O'Hare ~ a Review

by MK French

In the fourth installment of the Inspector Sheehan mysteries, a killer is leaving messages all over the internet. Intelligent and completely dispassionate, this killer is justifying the gruesome murders in messages left behind. The Inspector and his team have to sift through several suspects in the midst of a turbulent Northern Ireland political climate in order to catch the killer.

April 23, 2019

Half of What You Hear by Kristyn Kusek Lewis ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

Fitting in is not easy in a small town no matter who you are. I went through the pain of moving to a small town after leaving Detroit, so this book spoke to me in many ways. My move wasn't quite as dramatic as the move in the book but it WAS difficult.

April 22, 2019

Vintage Books - A look into literary history

by Donna Huber

I'm participating in the A to Z Challenge this year on Instagram (check out my posts) and I chose to feature book titles that start with the letter day. I knew Q and X would be difficult and made plans for those days, but J caught me off guard. As I scoured my shelves, even searched my stack of vintage books. While I didn't find any J's, I did realize I had a very early copy of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

April 21, 2019

Dumplin’ Movie Tie-in Edition by Julie Murphy ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

I don't read much YA literature but made an exception with this one because I want to watch the Netflix movie made from the book. I was very pleasantly surprised with the book -- it was told from a YA perspective but was a story for any age -- be proud of who you are and live your life to the fullest.