Yearly Archives: 2013



#FridayReads- A Tap On the Window, The Curl Up and Dye, Decadence

As I noted in an earlier post, I am participating in Conquer the Bookstacks, and in an attempt to a) Get to my Goodreads goal so I can extend it and b) take care of some reading that I needed to get done for NetGalley. I like to have the books read and reviews up just before or right after a book releases. I figure it’s the least I can do, especially if I really enjoyed a book.



Conquer the Book Stacks- August 2013- #CTBS

Conquer the Book Stacks- August 2013- #CTBS

Here’s a challenge I can really sink my teeth into! I’ve been following a few book blogs that are running a challenge this month called Conquer the Book Stacks. For some, this means thinning out the To Read list to a (more) manageable pile and then digging into whittle that list down. For some, it means a restriction on acquiring new books (unless you’re visited by the book fairy). For some, it means getting serious about that GoodReads 2013 Reading challenge and knocking out a significant portion of reading. Whatever that means to you, I hope you’ll hop on the train! My goal for this challenge is to actually complete […]




Not Until You Part by Roni Loren [Review] + postscript

Not Until You Part  by Roni Loren [Review] + postscript

Not Until You Part  by Roni Loren My rating: 5 of 5 stars This series is just fantastic. I’ve held off doing a review because I wanted to read the whole story first. I’ve NEVER taken this long to read a Roni Loren novel but I’m so glad this was a serial. It’s been nice to return week after week and take another juicy bite of this shiny red apple of a story. Cela is such a great, down to earth heroine– a character I can identify with and sink my teeth into. And while I do love adorable, rock dude Pike, I ADORE Foster. He’s so… Mr. Darcy. Brusque, […]




Raveled by Anne McAneny [Review]

Raveled by Anne McAneny [Review]

Raveled is a fast paced, plot driven, complicated, twisty ride from beginning to end. McAneny uses a familiar, conversational, comedic tone that makes reading go quickly and easily. There were a few times I thought I had solved the mystery, and I was wrong. Once it began to unfold and the pieces started to come together, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.



#FridayReads: Reveled, The Never List, Art of War for Writers

#FridayReads: Reveled, The Never List, Art of War for Writers

As I announced earlier this week, the countdown has begun to my 40th birthday and my gift to myself is completion of my novel (no matter what state it is in, I want to say I finished it). I’ve been skirting it long enough… the voices are clearly not going to go away. This weekend my task is to set a side a space in my house for writing.. away from my bed (where I have one of those lap desks and have written just about everything I’ve ever written… crazy, eh? But it’s comfy, and if the ‘writing area’ doesn’t work out, I can always go back to that. I just want to set myself up in a distraction free zone. So I’ll be working on that.



Eight Months and Counting…

Eight Months and Counting…

In 8 months, exactly eight months from today, I will turn the glorious age of 40. And I have decided what I want from myself. I want to finish my novel. Crazy, I know. I’ve been fighting with it for a long time. I’ve put it away for more than a year. I decided I was done with it. But it won’t. go. away. So I decided that no matter how much of a steaming pile of excrement it is… I am going to finish it. When I turn 40, I want to be able to say I accomplished that one thing. When it’s done, we’ll see where it is, […]



Envy by Sandra Brown [Review]

Envy by Sandra Brown [Review]

Obviously I need to read Sandra Brown’s entire backlog of romantic suspense, because WOW.

I first discovered her years and years ago when I read Alibi. I borrowed it from my mother and promptly forgot about Sandra Brown. Years later she popped up with Rainwater and since it was historical fiction, I snapped it up, read it, enjoyed. I read her next release, Low Pressure and liked it. So when NetGalley had this one up for grabs, I requested it. I will never regret it!