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Jan 19, 2021

Great Things Happen When You Mix Danger and Donuts

Suspense is a personal favorite genre, so when I heard about Allison Pearl's series, I knew I wanted to read them and chat with her about them.  I only made it about a quarter of the way into the book before the interview, but that's mostly because I spent way too much...


Jan 13, 2021

The cover got me first.  It was “my” Madeline, but of course, no one could tell if they didn’t know the photographer’s work. So, combine WWI, poppies, and “my” Madeline… well, I had to read it, right?  Yeah. Among the Poppies (review here) by J’nell Ciesielski was the best debut novel I’ve ever read. ...


Jan 5, 2021

Get your safety harness strapped on because this book will take you on a roller coaster ride of suspense, action, and all the feels. I’m talking about Jennifer Pierce’s, Deadly Connection, and today I’m talking with Jennifer Pierce herself!
We talk about her love of fiction, her iffiness with romance, and how she...


Dec 8, 2020

Some books are "once-in-a-lifetime" books.  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is one of mine for reasons I talk about in THIS post. Recently, I read what for me has become another one. Bleak Landing

In what feels like a delightful moment of happenstance, I saw it offered for just $1.99 on Amazon, and when I found the...


Dec 1, 2020

Why did I like the book?  The point-of-view character wasn’t likeable (for a LONG time), made stupid choices, used language I didn’t appreciate (not constantly but there were a few words here and there that made me squirm),  and basically made me uncomfortable.

Of course, that was the point. By the time I realized...