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Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

This is an interesting book. I had some Audible credits to use up, so I downloaded this without many expectations. I usually listen to audiobooks while I walk my dogs or do housework, so usually I “re-read” a favorite book while doing something else. That means that if I miss something, I don’t lose track of the narrative. In this case, I had heard many positive reviews and thought I would give it a try. With the Audible credit, it worked out to be cheaper to purchase as an audiobook rather than an ebook.

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Review: Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary Stewart

Review: Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary Stewart

I loved Mary Stewart’s King Arthur series, starting with The Crystal Cave, when I read them as a teenager in the 1970s. I am not sure if I ever read any of her romantic suspense books then, but when there was a sale on ebook versions of them last year I bought a few because I knew she was a great writer and trusted I would enjoy them. Madam, Will You Talk? finally drifted to the top of my TBR this week and I decided to read it. Yes, I was reminded, she really is a great writer. This was a very good book.

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Review:  Until We Fall by Jessica Scott

Review:  Until We Fall by Jessica Scott

I think I have read every romance that Jessica Scott has published. She writes contemporary romance that involves members of the U.S. military, and her familiarity with this world really shows. She is an active duty army officer and her knowledge and experience in this world ensure her world building reads as authentic and very real. I know some think that world building applies only to the make-believe worlds in

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TBR Challenge 2018

Review:   Breakaway by Catherine Gayle

TBR Challenge 2018

Review:   Breakaway by Catherine Gayle

It has been a busy month, and I see I haven’t reviewed any books since my last TBR Challenge review. I am trying to write a book of my own and I haven’t had as much spare time to do other things, like reviewing my “fun” reading. In fact, the book I have chosen for this month’s challenge (theme this month: Contemporary) is a book I was assigned to read as part of a plotting course I am taking to improve my

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Review:  The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Review:  The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind is a big book, with a big reputation. It has been recommended to me a number of times, and I finally decided to listen to it via audiobook. I love reading big books (this is 662 pages in print), and I particularly love listening to a big book – the audiobook version takes 27 hours and 56 minutes to complete. I listen when I am walking my dogs, exercising, and sometimes when cooking or doing

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TBR Challenge 2018

Review: The Captain’s Daughter by Jennifer Delamere

TBR Challenge 2018

Review: The Captain’s Daughter by Jennifer Delamere

The theme for this month’s TBR Challenge is Sugar or Spice (closed door romance or spicy romance). I picked The Captain’s Daughter by Jennifer Delamere. I have read very few books that I would classify as part of the Inspirational or Christian Fiction genre and it is always good to try something new, and it was there waiting for me in my TBR. In trying to come up with the keywords for this review, I

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TBR Challenge 2018

Review: Turning Up the Heat by Laura Florand

TBR Challenge 2018

Review: Turning Up the Heat by Laura Florand

The Winter Olympics, particularly the figure skating, is messing up my reading and writing schedule. I am way behind in posting any reviews here basically because I haven’t done a lot of reading lately because I am such a figure skating fan. The TBR Challenge is definitely helping to motivate me to get a post up. This month’s theme is Backlist Glom (author with multiple books in your TBR). I have 5 books by

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Review:   Blood Fury by J. R. Ward

Review:   Blood Fury by J. R. Ward

J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood books are like chocolate chip cookies – they are really good and no matter how many you have had, you always want more. The main series now has 15 (soon to be 16) books, but Blood Fury is the third book in her spin-off Black Dagger Legacy series. The original series has as its focus the fight between the Brotherhood vampires and the evil Lessers, with many, many characters and

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