Category Archives: Book Reviews

Being Nikki by Meg Cabot

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Meg Cabot, according to the Blogger search feature I’ve mentioned her in over 13 posts over the past few years. I’ve read almost every book she’s written except Nicola and the … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Young Adult | Leave a comment

Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce

Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce is the second book in the Legend of Beka Cooper series. Set in the land of Tortall, almost two hundred years before her popular series Song of the Lioness, Bloodhound is a different sort of beast … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Young Adult | Leave a comment

3 Willows by Ann Brashares

3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows by Ann Brashares Set in the same hometown as Brasheres‘ bestselling Travelling Pants novels, 3 Willows picks up after the previous series has ended. The book introduces three new friends Ama, Jo and Polly and … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Young Adult | Leave a comment

Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips

Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips The Greek Gods of myth are alive and well and living in London as the world’s most dysfunctional family in one extraordinary, dilapidated house. Their powers are waning after millions of years and it … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Fiction | Leave a comment

The Seasoning of a Chef by Doug Psaltis

The Seasoning of a Chef by Doug Psaltis (with Michael Psaltis) is subtitled “My Journey from Diner to Ducasse and Beyond.” I picked it up at a hotel while on vacation as part of a Read It and Return It … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Memoir, Non-Fiction | 2 Comments

How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier and other books

How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier I’ve been following Justine Larbalestier’s blog since reading her Magic or Madness books. The author splits her time between the States and Australia and has many wickedly funny observations on life. She … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews | Leave a comment

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and other books

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The Hunger Games is one of those dystopian futures novels like Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies novels, A Brave New World or even Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale. Collins’ book is riveting from the get go. Every … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews | Leave a comment

Discoveries in 2008

Everyone’s reading habits vary. Some readers chose by subject, others by author, even more are genre oriented. I have rather eclectic tastes that cross many genre’s depending on my mood and current interests. I do have favorite authors, though, and … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews | 1 Comment

Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Cruise and Bob Mayer

Take one writer with a weekly food column and anger management issues, add in a frying pan, a drooling hound, a hitman, the mob, a wedding and a two flamingos and you have a recipe for a great time. Agnes … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Fiction, Romance | 1 Comment

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld is a book set in a dystopian future where everyone undergoes an operation to become pretty on their sixteenth birthday. Not beautiful, mind, just pretty. Everyone is equally pretty and tall and even skin coloration is … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Young Adult | Leave a comment