Monthly Archives: July 2010

REVIEW – The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C. W. Gortner

Title: The Confessions of Catherine de Medici Author: C. W. Gortner No. of Pages: 397 First Released: 2010 Synopsis (Courtesy of Powell’s Books): “‘The truth is, none of us are innocent. We all have sins to confess.’ So reveals Catherine de Medici in this brilliantly imagined novel about one of history’s most powerful and controversial…

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REVIEW – The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks

Title:  The Widow of the South Author:  Robert Hicks Total Hours:  15 Narrators:  Paul Boehmer, Lorna Raver, Stephen Hoye and Scott Brick First Released:  2005 Synopsis (Courtesy of Powell’s Books): “In 1894 Carrie McGavock is an old woman who has only her former slave to keep her company…and the almost 1,500 soldiers buried in her…

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Food for Thought (and a plea for help) – The Power of Social Media

Social media has single-handedly changed the way companies do business.  This statement cannot be refuted.  One look at the publishing industry, and one quickly realizes just how true this is.  Never before have publishers, publicists, book sellers and readers been able to interact on such a personal level.  Huge things are in store the book…

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REVIEW – Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

m4s0n501 Title:  Jude the Obscure Author:  Thomas Hardy No. of Pages:  438First Released:  1895 Synopsis (Courtesy of Powell’s Books):  “Jude Fawley, poor and working-class, longs to study at the University of Christminster, but his ambitions to go to university are thwarted by class prejudice and his entrapment in a loveless marriage. He falls in love…

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REVIEW – The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

Title:  The Iron Daughter Author:  Julie Kagawa No. of Pages:  304First Released:  August 1, 2010 Synopsis (Courtesy of Powell’s Books):  “Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and…

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A Bit of Me(me) – July 24, 2010

Looking for a way to learn a bit more about fellow book bloggers outside of their interest in books, Danielle of There’s a Book created this meme.  It is a fun way to step away from the books and share a quirky fact about you with others, all while promoting community!  This week’s question: Tell…

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REVIEW – Muffins and Mayhem by Suzanne Beecher

Title:  Muffins and Mayhem: Recipes for a Happy (if Disorderly) Life Author:  Suzanne Beecher No. of Pages:  233First Released:  June 2010 Synopsis (Courtesy of Powell’s Books): “Suzanne Beecher’s happy, loving voice has brought more than 350,000 people to her online book club at DearReader.com, where her daily column offers her candid, thought-provoking reflections on life,…

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Food for Thought – Emotional Reading

I’ve been reading quite a few memoirs, murder mysteries, psychological thrillers and the like.  I’ve enjoyed almost every one of them as they have all given me much food for thought, demanding that I ponder their messages , their themes long after I finish reading them.  However, they have also left me in quite the…

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TLC Book Tours presents The Murderer’s Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers

Title:  The Murderer’s Daughters Author:  Randy Susan Meyers No. of Pages:  310 First Released:  January 2010 Synopsis (Courtesy of TLC Book Tours): “Lulu and Merry’s childhood was never ideal, but on the day before Lulu’s tenth birthday their father drives them into a nightmare. He’s always hungered for the love of the girl’s self-obsessed mother….

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REVIEW – F*** It by John C. Parkin

Title:  F**k It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way Author:  John C. Parkin No. of Pages:  224 First Released: July 2010 Synopsis (Courtesy of Powell’s Books):  “To say F**k It feels good. To stop struggling and finally do what you wish . . . to ignore what everyone is telling you and just go your own way…

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