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October 31, 2020

Frighteningly Good Reads

Happy Halloween! Are you looking to treat yourself to a good book today? Need a recommendation? Here are our picks of our best reads of October.

October 30, 2020

Seven of Infinities by Aliette de Bodard ~ a Review

by MK French

Vân is a poor scholar, eking out a living as a personal tutor rather than trying to advance into the ruling class. This is largely due to the illegal memory implant she had created, so staying off the radar is paramount. Sunless Woods is a mindship in retirement from being a thief and master of disguise. She's drawn to Vân's integrity, and the two are bound together further when the stranger visiting Vân's student dies. Trying to discover what happened will expose all the secrets they tried to hide.

October 29, 2020

Hell and High Water by Keenan Powell ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"A killer whale breached.  A full, flying through the air breach.  Black bullet body, white spots and a black dorsal fin erupted.  Sparking droplets geysered from the roiling gash it had torn in the steel-gray surface.  The monster hung in the air like a ballerina, and then rolled to one side, flopped and sank out of sight."  (p1)

October 28, 2020

Murder on the Dance Floor by Helena Dixon ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

Murder on the Dance Floor is my first book by Helena Dixon. However, it is the 4th book in the Miss Underhay Mystery series. It had everything I love about cozy mysteries.

October 27, 2020

The Wicked Sister by Karen Dionne ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

Sometimes when I close my eyes, there is a rifle in my hands. My hands are small; my fingers are pudgy. I'm eleven years old. There's nothing special about this particular rifle, nothing to distinguish it from any other Remington, except that this is the rifle that killed my mother. (p. 1)

October 26, 2020

Book vs TV Series: A Discovery of Witches

by Donna Huber

A Discovery of WItches tv show

There are few books that I have been so excited about being turned into a television series. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness is one such series. I was finally able to view it.

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Steena Holmes ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

“I found her.” One phone call and three whispered words is all it takes for Paige Fischer to risk everything - including her own life. (p 3)

October 25, 2020

The Mirror Man by Jane Gilmartin ~ a Review

by MK French

ViMed Pharmaceutical asks Jeremiah to be part of an illegal cloning experiment, which seems to be the perfect escape from his life. His mind is copied to the clone, and he's able to vicariously experience everything the clone does while he's living in luxury. But as he watches, his prior life spirals out of control and ViMed won't end the trial. They're willing to do anything to preserve their experiment, so Jeremiah has to save his family and confront himself.

October Wrap Up: A Month of Reading Treats

by Donna Huber

It's the last Sunday of the month which means I give a little update on life, the blog, and reading. Life feels like it has fallen into a nice routine. While I'm not doing things I did before the pandemic - no shopping (besides grocery runs) and no eating out (not even takeout) - I find that I no longer miss those things. I was able to read/listen to a lot of books this month.