Silver Shark (Kinsmen Series) by Ilona Andrews

A Review of Silver Shark by Ilona Andrews

Blast through the pages of Silver Shark, a sci-fi romance novella by Ilona Andrews. Super short. Super fast. Super sexy. Claire Shannon is a Class A Psycher, which basically means she’s been trained since the age of 14 to kill people with her mind. She’s powerful. For her, killing takes but a thought: “She seared … Continue reading

It’s banned books week. How many challenged books have YOU read?

I have read 17 of the 100 most frequenty challenged books (1990-1999). How many have you read? What’s your favorite? Here’s my list: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger The Giver, by Lois Lowry Goosebumps (series), by R.L. Stine … Continue reading

The Poisoned House by Michael Ford

The Poisoned House by Michael Ford is a short  book, but a blast to read. Abigail Tamper confronts villains, ghosts, and general hardship at every turn. Born to a nurse in Greave Hall and a now-deceased watch-maker, Abigail Tamper grew up pretty privileged for her situation. She learned to read and even write along with Samuel, Lord Greave’s … Continue reading

The Best of the Best – Quotes from Middlemarch

Middlemarch by George Eliot

So, I read this book because it appears on so many “read before you die” book lists. I get why now, because it’s beautifully written and is a great book about those times in England and provincial life in general..but it just went on and on…and on and on. Basically, good and bad things happen … Continue reading

50 Best Books for American History Buffs

Originally posted at They have a great inventory of posts about books, reading, and writing, and have been sending some my way for a while now. Enjoy! While a young country in comparison to many others around the globe, the United States nonetheless has a rich and engaging history. From the early days of … Continue reading

Camille by Tess Oliver

Camille and Dr. Bennett are scientists looking for a cure…to lycanthropy. The concept and the setting for Tess Oliver’s Camille are fun at first, but half way through this book takes a turn towards mushiness. When the moon is full, Camille and Dr. Bennett walk the streets of London, searching for rogue werewolves. They hunt … Continue reading

15 Insightful Blogs for Book Club Leaders

15 Ideas for Book Club Leaders

Article originally posted on All work is theirs. – Enjoy! Leading a book club can be hard work but very rewarding at the same time. Not only do you have to make time to read every week, but you’re also responsible for hosting meetings, leading discussions, and choosing books that will keep your book club … Continue reading

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