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New Feature for 2016: Throwback Reviews

Last weekend, ABC Family (yes, I know it is #Freeform now, but I just can’t call it that) aired a “Throwback Weekend” showing movies that were 10 or more years old (Clueless is 21, yikes!).  Personally, I think they were looking for a reason to air High School Musical and took advantage of the fact that …

Why I Mostly Read Historicals

Many people ask me why most of the books I read are historical and not contemporary romances and until recently I never really thought why that is.  What I have come to realize is that when it comes to contemporary books and contemporary heroes in specific, I have higher standards than I have for historicals. …

The Fiction Vixen–Back from the Dead…Again

Hi, all.  I know I’ve been gone for a REALLY long time, yet again, and there are not enough words in the English language to come close to apologizing for leaving you high and dry for a second time.  The truth is that I’ve been dealing with a lot of stuff in my non-internet life …

My Favorite Holiday Traditions

Whenever you read a Christmas themed book or watch ones of those ubiquitous specials, there are always happy families getting together for a big dinner, usually consisting of a roast turkey (or in an historical romance a goose or maybe pheasant) and to me that’s just not what Christmas is.  Yeah, there are a lot …

Binging: Books, Television, and Movies

There was a time when binging was considered a bad thing–and in certain circles it still is, but with the over availability of digital content, whether that content is a book, movie, or television show, binging has taken on a whole new connotation.  I’m one of the many people that like to over dose on …

All the Paranormals…

It seems that October is paranormals month.  Maybe it has to do with Halloween being this month, but all I seem to want to read are paranormals.  I started out with older Kay Hoopers (Out of the Shadows, Whisper of Evil) and then moved onto her newer books.  To be honest, I had all but given …

Guilty Pleasure Books

I was watching the newest episode of The Goldbergs earlier today and it featured the song The Safety Dance, which as far as I know has never been a cool song.  It is one of those songs that everybody knows, but no one ever admits to liking.  It was the Mmbop of the day (I will admit …

Staying Consistent Throughout a Series

I am currently re-reading J.D. Robb’s Naked in Death for what is probably the fourth or fifth time and I am noticing things in this re-read that I haven’t before–things like Roark’s net worth and his relationship with Summerset, but also things like Eve’s POV–things that aren’t quite the same in this first book as they …