My first read/listen this year is Must Love Fangs by Jessica Sims/Narrated by Leah Mallach . What is your first book of the year?
Category: Book Talk
NOTE: This will be 1 of 2 Confessions I have this week as I also need to come clean about how badly I am doing in Operation TBR. Blogger Confession: The last chapter (or two) of a book can make or break a book for me. It may be unfair but it is true! I needed to write this confession now because of my review of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I don’t want to keep people from reading the book just because the ending did not work for me personally. In fact, this particular story is a perfect example of what I am talking about. Gone Girl kept me riveted all during Part 2 of the story but still only got a 3 rating (almost 2 but I did factor in the brilliance of part 2) from me overall just because I am all about how the author chooses to tie up a book! This was an ending that made me want to throw the book across the room. Luckily I was listening to it on my Kindle Fire so I refrained from the destruction of property but I was that FIRED UP over the ending. Why am I an […]
Are you Team Rex? Are you Team Bob? Last night’s scoreboard had them pretty dead even in the race to see who should steal Stephanie Plum’s heart! What a fun event Barnes and Noble put on for the Janet Evanovich signing! It was super organized, tons of fun, and the staff was great! It started out that morning where the line to get your wristband looked a little something like this…. I was able to score 2 wristbands: 1 for me and 1 for my sister! We got group H and I love the way B&N did that. They gave you your line up time so you didn’t have to sit around all night. Since the last count I heard was 900 people for the signing, Janet didn’t talk, she got right to business so she didn’t leave anyone out! We got in line about 8:30 and oh what a fun time we had! The people in line around us were riots. B&N also had little pitstops along the way: Cheescake bites at the first one, Plum Lovin’ pins at the next one, and the voters board for Team Bob vs Rex (which was seriously 50/50 after 300 votes–how cool […]
Last night, the brilliant Laurell K Hamilton did a book tour stop in Dallas and fun was had by all! First though a little bit about the latest book in her Anita Blake series: A serial killer is hunting the Pacific Northwest, murdering victims in a gruesome and spectacular way. The local police suspect “monsters” are involved, and have called in Anita Blake and Edward, US Marshals who really know their monsters, to catch the killer. But some monsters are very real. The Harlequin have been the bogeymen of the vampire world for more than a thousand years; they are a secret so dark that even to speak their name can earn you a death sentence. Now they are here in America, hunting weretigers…and human police. The Harlequin serve the Mother of All Darkness, the first vampire. She was supposed to be dead, but only her body was destroyed. Now she needs a new one, and she’s decided that Anita Blake’s is the body she wants. Edward thinks the serial killings are a trap to lure Anita closer to the most dangerous vampire they’ve ever hunted. The vampires call Edward “Death,” and Anita the “Executioner,” but Mommy Darkest is coming […]
Pre-Signing Dinner What a wonderful Wednesday night I had at the Sherilyn Kenyon and Diana Love book signing. There were questions answered (Time Travel-hmmm), questions not answered (I cannot either confirm nor deny), prizes given (whoo hooo t-shirt is mine–BOOYA), and lots of book talk amongst friends! In other words, every readers dream night! Gwyn Reyes from Fresh Fiction I have said this before and I will say it again: I am so lucky to live in the same city as the wonderful gals from Fresh Fiction! This is just one of the wonderful events they helped to put on. Two other big ones coming up this year: Boas and Tiaras where you can have a conversation with Nalini Singh and featured authors Rachel Gibson, Julia Quinn, Vicki Lewis Thompson, Dianna Love, Vicki Pettersson, and Candace Havens, Plus: Dakota Cassidy, Michele Bardsley, Jaye Wells, Lorraine Heath, Nikki Duncan, Rachel Caine, Lori Wilde, and Farrah Rochon. Then the big one: Readers N Ritas with Kerrilyn Sparks, Roxanne St. Claire, Gena Showalter, C.L. Wilson, Lori Wilde, Ann Aguirre, Nikki Duncan, Jade Lee, Marianne Mancusi, Jane Porter, Tara Taylor Quinn, Jaye Wells, Lauren Willig, Michele Bardsley, Dakota Cassidy, Julia Justiss, Alyssa Day, Monica […]