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Reader Shaming–A Not-So-New Form of High Entertainment

I hadn’t planned on posting again today, but I was more than a little angered by an “article” I read earlier and I felt the need to come here to vent. One of my facebook friends posted the article, Descriptive Language: Nora Roberts vs. Vladimir Nabokov, to her timeline and having read both, I decided …

You Want Free E-books? You Can Has Free E-books!

Today, I am starting a new feature on the blog, where I will provide links to freee-books, most of which come from bookbub.com.  Unless otherwise indicated, you can safely assume that all of the books linked to are available in multiple formats, including Kindle, Nook Books, and iBooks. 1. Resisting the Bad Boy by Violet Duke.  Here’s …

Review of “Mafia Chic” by Erica Orloff

Over the last few days, I have been in somewhat of a reading slump, preferring to watch old episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (currently watching listening to Gingerbread from season 3) on Netflix (says the girl that is tired of vampire themed romances) than reading.  Yesterday, while scouring the library’s e-book site, I found Mafia Chic …

Why Are So Few Romance Novels Set in the 1920’s?

A few months back I read and reviewed The Gin Lovers by Jamie Brenner and despite not being in love with the book, I’ve been thinking a lot about books set in the 1920’s, which is a time period that I have always been enamored with (a couple of years ago I even went as a …

The Romance Novel Trend I Wish Would Go Away

After finishing Ransom two days ago, I haven’t really been in the mood to read.  I started two books, but I couldn’t really get into either of them–one of which I am still trying to like, but I don’t know how much longer I’ll be able to stand it.  I found myself scanning the Queens Library’s …

Review of “Ransom” by Julie Garwood

Ransom was a very middle of the road book for me.  There were portions that I really liked and then there were other parts that I just couldn’t get through, especially that wedding scene, which was just awful–I don’t know how Gillian could ever forgive Brodick for that. For the most part, this book takes …

Review of “Fatal Affair” by Marie Force

Fatal Affair had such promise.  The plot synopsis was pretty good: Dead US Senator found at the Watergate by his chief of staff (COS)/best friend.  The cops are called in and COS recognizes the cop in charge as the one that got away.  The two work together to solve the murder and fall in love. …

The Obligatory “What I’m Reading Now” Post

Over the last few days I haven’t been reading all that much–I guess finishing two books in two days takes a lot out of a girl.  That definitely played a part in it, but I’ve been in such shock over Cory Monteith’s death that I haven’t really been in the mood to read since the …

Review of “Rites of Spring (Break)” and “Tap and Gown” by Diana Peterfreund

I hereby confess:  I spent the last two days devouring these books.  Devouring them. 🙂 I have to admit that had I seen the Ivy League novels at the library or a book story, I probably wouldn’t have given them a second glance, but thanks to Goodreads recommendations I found another series that I am sure …

Telling Someone to “Grow Up” via the Internet is the Equivalent of Throwing a Temper Tantrum

That’s some title, isn’t it?  My old psych professors would shudder at its lack of brevity that’s for sure.  It does, however, get right to the point of this post, which is going to be a bit of a rant over an attack on a comment I made about why I do not like the Outlander …