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Review of “Love and Other Scandals” by Caroline Linden

After I found out I had a bit of extra book spending money thanks to the Apple Settlement last week, I took a look at my wishlist (i.e. my “Want to Read” shelf on Goodreads) and immediately zeroed in on Love and Other Scandals by Caroline Linden.  I’d heard quite a bit about the Scandal Series …

Review of “Magnate” by Joanna Shupe

The first thing that intrigued me about Joanna Shupe’s Knickerbocker Series (other than the fact that Knickerbocker is the full name of the New York basketball team) was that it took place in Gilded Age New York.  I remember reading about that time period in both my high school and college American History classes and …

Video of the Day — The Waiting Game

If you read my review of Breath of Malice, then you probably understand why this is the Video of the Day today.  This song kept running through my head as I wrote the review and it made me remember those old Heinz Ketchup commercials that used this song to describe the feeling of waiting for …

Review of “Breath of Malice” by Karen Fenech

This was one of those books that I was really looking forward to reading from the moment I requested it on Netgalley and was super bummed that I had to wait because I received it more than a month before its publication date (June 14th).  Finally, I felt comfortable reading and preparing to review it …

New Site for the Half New Year

This is a hard post to write.  For the last three years I’ve happily used WordPress for all my blogging needs and I have a decent following over there.  The thing is I’m having issues with the way WordPress integrates with Google products, specifically AdSense.  Don’t get me wrong, my blog (most recently called The …

Review of “Beta Test” by Annabeth Albert

I’ve been waiting to read this book since finishing Status Update several months ago.  I didn’t think I could like something as much as I did that one, but Beta Test blew that one out of the water.  I started it last night, not long after finishing the disappointment that was Deep Dark and finished it about an hour ago.  This …

Review of “Deep Dark” by Laura Griffin

Deep Dark is the newest Tracers series novel by Laura Griffin.  I first heard about it through the XOXO Afterdarkcast and was excited about a romantic thriller involving a white hat hacker fighting a black hat hacker/serial killer.  Pretty much every procedural has done something involving the Dark Web and I figured that the title …

Review of “The Spinster’s Guide to Scandalous Behavior” by JenniferMcQuiston

After finishing The Diary of an Accidental Wallflower, I felt the need to dive into its sequel, The Spinster’s Guide to Scandalous Behavior, which is about 10x better than its predecessor.  Gone were all of the problems I had with the first book, but unfortunately, they were replaced by a new set of them. Lucy Westmore was …

Video of the Day–Stripping for AIDS Research

As longtime followers know, I spent my formative years watching soaps with my mom.  Between 1995 and 2014, I’d tune in to watch the goings on in the fictional town of Port Charles.  Even though, I stopped watching General Hospital two years ago, I still like to check it out at least one week a …

Video of the Day–Hear Me Roar

What a day.  Yesterday morning, I started my day listening to The History Chicks podcast about Elizabeth Cady Stanton, an awesome woman, who fought for women’s rights for most of her life, dying 18 years before women finally won the right to vote–a right that white men never had to struggle to achieve.  It was …