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Review of “Supernatural Serial Killers” by Samantha Lyon and Dr. Daphne Tan

I’ve mentioned several times that I have degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology, but I don’t think I’ve ever specifically written about my love of true crime.  I live on Investigation Discovery and have read more than my fair share of true crime novels.  When I saw Supernatural Serial Killers on Netgalley, I literally let out …

Romance and Recipes–Review of “Too Blessed to Be Stressed Cookbook” byDebora M. Coty

I am not usually one to use cookbooks.  When I cook, it is usually something that I learned from my mom, who learned from my grandfather or adapted from one of the other relatives, like her lasagna which she based on my Aunt Millie’s lasagna.  Recently, I decided to expand my cooking horizons and since …

Review of “Champagne Kisses” by Lynda Aicher

I wanted to like this book.  I really did.  Unfortunately, I didn’t.  The writing was fine, the characters were likable, but I didn’t like what I was reading.  Part of this is due to the fact that it is a measly 86 pages, which I did not know when I requested it from Netgalley.  Word/page …

Review of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling

The year was 1998.  Bill Clinton was president and was about to go through the toughest year of his presidency thanks to a bunch of petty Republicans, who didn’t like his policies and the fact that he was able to do things that none of their presidents, including their hero, Ronald Reagan, could do (i.e. …

Angry, So Very Very Angry

Trigger Warning: Depictions of Sexual Violence Below 237,868 That is the number of rapes committed each year in the United States.  237,868.  That’s sickening, disgusting, nauseating…nope, there’s no word quite right to describe just how wrong that number is.  According to Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN), roughly 60% of those rapes go unreported. …

Presents for Book Lovers

It is that time again.  The holiday season.  Christmas movies and books are lining the shelves in all the stores and in a little under three weeks, shoppers will flock to every store imaginable for that perfect present at the perfect price.  In order to avoid the stores, especially the ones that have decided to …

Christmas Video of the Day

Today’s video is from one of my favorite Christmas movies, Love Actually, which follows several couples as they fall in and out of love.  This video is of Jamie and Aurelia.  Jamie is an English writer and Aurelia was hired to be his housekeeper while he works on his next book.  The problem is that they …

Today’s Video is a Beast–and a Beauty

Today, I am starting Anna Campbell’s Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed, which is supposed to be a take on the Beauty and the Beast trope–even the cover harkens back to the Disney movie, the heroine wearing a yellow dress very similar to the one Belle wears in the iconic scene posted below. The first time …

Review of “Under the Rose” by Diana Peterfreund

I hereby confess… I really liked Under the Rose–as a matter of fact I liked it even more than Secret Society Girl.  This book had some of the same problems that the first one did (mainly a rushed ending), but either they weren’t as bad as in the first book or they just didn’t bother me as …

Review of Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfreund

Disclaimer: This is not a romance. I hereby confess… My college experience was nothing like Amy Haskel’s, but then again I don’t think that many people could say that theirs was. Eli University Junior, Amy Haskel is surprised to find that she has been tapped by Rose and Grave, the most prestigious Secret Society on …