Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

More NetGalley books!

I know, I'm really a horrible blogger.

My latest NetGalley successes:
Allegiance of Honor / Nalini Singh

Yes, I get to read this MONTHS earlier than everyone else! Now to remember to write a review after I read it.

My last score was:
Marked in Flesh / Anne Bishop
I love this series. Imagine the world where humans are not the dominant species on the planet. I love the world and the characters. I've already reread the whole series and the new book twice.

The series list from Goodreads can be found here

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

NetGalley success!

My first NetGalley approval! Like the lottery, it helps to actually request titles.

Kensington Publisher's approved my request to read/review Feel the Burn by G.A. Aiken. I can't wait, I love this series!!!

Ok, off to class.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Latest read: Devoted in Death

Restarting my blog. Again, we'll see how long this lasts. My book reviews aren't going to be your traditional reviews. You can find a book synopsis and regular reviews everywhere. For now, the constants will be how many nights it took for me to read the book (always depends on how tired I am) and sexual violence (because I really don't like that in books)

Devoted in death / J.D. Robb.

Read: October 9, 2015.

I always like to save Eve and Roarke for a Friday or Saturday night. I KNOW I'm going to read it in one sitting so a day to sleep in is a must. In the 41st full length installment of J.D. Robb's In Death series Eve Dallas and her crew are on the hunt for a spree killing couple who have made their blood-soaked way up to New York City and set up shop. Can they locate them before they kill their latest victims?


Nights to read: 1
Favorite parts: As always, my favorite parts involved Dallas' interactions with her friends and colleagues.

  • Feeney and his magic coat.
  • The chocolate thief
  • Roarke's reaction to Eve bringing an unknown cop home without warning him in advance.

Sexual violence:

  • Dallas has her usual reminiscences about her past. I tend to skim over that part so I can't really tell you how detailed that gets.
  • The bad guys kidnap and drug a male victim and make him rape their female victim. The parts that dealt with this weren't very graphic. At this point the female victim had endured days of torture so the male victim was more emotionally scarred by this than she was.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Recent Read: Alien Collective

Alien Collective by Gini Koch is the 9th in Koch's Alien series. Jeff and Kitty are still dealing with the wilds of DC politics. More anti-alien enemies are rearing their ugly heads and, to make matters even worse, Jeff has been asked to run for Vice-President. Chaos continues to reign as mysterious forces help and hinder their efforts to make it safely to the White House.

Just so you know, this series is one of my must buys. They are always fast paced and hard to put down. Kitty is a kick-ass heroine with a soft-spot for underdogs and an ever increasing circle of friends (9 books worth). There are a lot of characters and back story to keep up with so I would definitely recommend starting with book one.

Series reading order:
And you can buy your own poof at Gini's Web Site!
1. Touched by an Alien
2. Alien Tango
3. Alien in the Family
4. Alien Proliferation
5. Alien Diplomacy
6. Alien vs. Alien
7. Alien in the House
8. Alien Research
9. Alien Collective (2014)

Monday, June 30, 2014

book reviews coming

I may be starting a new addition to this blog. Book reviews! I discovered a new web site/service at ALA that I'm going to try out called I think I need to do book reviews and stuff to get more galleys so ...

In a way, I'm glad to do it here and not on goodreads or amazon where you know the authors are on their reading reviews.

I'm still in Las Vegas for ALA. Time to head downstairs for free happy hour.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

another sporadic post

I've been working on the Block of the Month for Devine Quilters today. Apparently I'm on a modern quilt block kick this year.

I based my block on a quilt block in this book:

Tula Pink's City Sampler Quilts: 100 modern quilt blocks / by Tula Pink. If you click on the title it will take you to Amazon.

All the blocks in this book finish at 6.5 inches (.5 = seam allowance), but I promised everyone in the guild to stick to 12.5 inch blocks this year. Time to get out the graph paper! I made both to show folks at guild.

So here's a picture of the two blocks together:

Not to bad. The OCD part of me wants another row with the light print to close in the white. but I'll refrain *grin*

Note - yes I will be a good librarian and give credit to this book for being the basis of my pattern.