Review: And Furthermore by Judi Dench (Audiobook)(Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Review: And Furthermore by Judi Dench (Audiobook)(Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

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Not really an auto-biography but stories of her life. I adore Dame Judi Dench (she is in my 5 people I wish I could have dinner with) and since there really isn’t a synopsis of this book I thought I would share a video of her talking! Bought on Audible What I Loved:  Dame Judi Dench is one of those rare famous people that just don’t strike you as famous at all.  All of her stories reflect her beautiful personality and sparkling humor.  She shares stories about her theater plays (of which you can clearly tell is her acting love and something she plans on doing until she cannot anymore), her time in movies, and her family.  The best parts are how she speaks so lovingly of friends and family that she has had many years.  She forms real bonds with people she works with and many of them have become life long friends.  When she speaks of her family, you can tell her love overflowing and that makes you smile!  Judi has really lead a very rich and wonderful life that I am so glad that she has shared with us. What I Liked:  She told stories about people […]

Posted March 2, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Book Release Day: (Review Repost) Green-Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells (Rating 4.5 Wine Glasses)

Book Release Day: (Review Repost) Green-Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells (Rating 4.5 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: The clock is ticking for Sabina Kane. She has to save her sister from her mysterious captors. And in order to do that, she has to broker a deal between the mages and the vampires before all hell breaks loose. But as much as Sabina is focused on surviving the present, the past won’t be ignored. Before she can save those she cares about, she’s got to save herself from the ghosts of her past. Because the past is haunting her. Literally Review Copy from NetGalley(will be purchasing on release date to keep) What I Loved: This will be the 2nd review this week where the rating went up because of a main side character.  In this case it is Giguhl who not only proves once again he is the best darn Minion on the the planet (OK maybe tied with Volusian from Richelle Mead’s Iron Series) but that he should be listened too in most circumstances. He showed not only to be extremely wise and insightful but he managed to do it with the right amount of snark and dead panning.  I have always loved Jaye’s ability to deliver some very good lines but in this book […]

Posted March 1, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Book Release Day (Review Repost): Hidden Away by Maya Banks (Rating 4.5 Wine Glasses)

Book Release Day (Review Repost): Hidden Away by Maya Banks (Rating 4.5 Wine Glasses)

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Hidden AwayKGI Series, Book 3 The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super elite, top secret, family-run business.   Qualifications: High intelligence, rock hard body, military background.Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the US government can’t… A man who shoots first and asks questions later… Most people would take an all-expenses-paid trip to the beach in a heartbeat. Garrett Kelly only accepts to keep tabs on Sarah Daniels, who’s in hiding after witnessing a murder by Marcus Lattimer, her half-brother—and a personal enemy of KGI. This gig may be beneath a disciplined soldier like Garrett, but if he gets a shot at Lattimer, it will all be worth it… …and the ultimate moving target. But Garrett hadn’t counted on falling for Sarah. He’d considered seduction as a tactical maneuver, but when he glimpses Sarah’s dark past, he feels an urgent desire to keep her safe—even after she disappears on him. Garrett doesn’t know exactly who, or what, Sarah’s running from, but whatever it is, she’s running for her life… Received from PublisherWill be purchased as soon as it comes out on Amazon This book is due to release on March 1, 2011 What I Loved: This is the best […]

Posted March 1, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkenss (Audiobook)(Rating 5 Wine Glasses)

Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkenss (Audiobook)(Rating 5 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell. Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism. Bought on […]

Posted February 27, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Review: Friendship Bread by Darien Gee (@LibraryThing Early Reviewers)(Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Review: Friendship Bread by Darien Gee (@LibraryThing Early Reviewers)(Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

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 From Goodreads: An anonymous gift sends a woman on a journey she never could have anticipated. One afternoon, Julia Evarts and her five-year-old daughter, Gracie, arrive home to find an unexpected gift on the front porch: a homemade loaf of Amish Friendship Bread and a simple note: I hope you enjoy it. Also included are a bag of starter, instructions on how to make the bread herself, and a request to share it with others. Still reeling from a personal tragedy that left her estranged from the sister who was once her best friend, Julia remains at a loss as to how to move on with her life. She’d just as soon toss the anonymous gift, but to make Gracie happy, she agrees to bake the bread. When Julia meets two newcomers to the small town of Avalon, Illinois, she sparks a connection by offering them her extra bread starter. Widow Madeline Davis is laboring to keep her tea salon afloat while Hannah Wang de Brisay, a famed concert cellist, is at a crossroads, her career and marriage having come to an abrupt end. In the warm kitchen of Madeline’s tea salon, the three women forge a friendship that will change […]

Posted February 25, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 3 Comments
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