Category Archives: Series

Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles

I don’t usually do this but this time it is necessary! Spoiler Alert: Do not read this review if you have not already read the previous books- Natchez Burning and The Bone Tree! Mississippi Blood is the final installment in … Continue reading

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Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

About a month ago my older daughter texted me saying, “Meddling Kids is hilarious. Nancy Drew and Scooby Doo flashbacks galore. With a lot more ass kicking!”  I think that just about sums it up. This book is a totally … Continue reading

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The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

My name is Kvothe.  I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from … Continue reading

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Half a King and Half the World (The Shattered Sea Series) by Joe Abercrombie

I have been looking for a new fantasy series to fill the time until George R.R. Martin finally finally gets around to releasing the next book in the Game of Thrones series. It is amazing how difficult this has been! … Continue reading

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My Brilliant Friend and The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante

As I have confessed previously I am stubborn about reading books that come highly recommended.  It seems like my interest exponentially decreases by the amount of praise a book gets. Yes, I acknowledge I have a problem! So when I began … Continue reading

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Books to Read For An Alaskan Cruise: Part Two

To my surprise there are a lot of books written about or set in Alaska, which just goes to show how narrow my reading habits must be! For several years I have been trying to get out of my comfort … Continue reading

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Books to Read For an Alaskan Cruise! (Part One)

This summer our extended family is going on an Alaskan cruise! There will be 20 of us and we will be celebrating some important milestones on this trip, from birthdays (80 and 90 years old) to a big 60th wedding … Continue reading

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