Monthly Archives: July 2012

Book Review: We Only Know So Much by Elizabeth Crane

Title: We Only Know So Much Author: Elizabeth Crane Genre: Contemporary fiction Publisher: Harper Perennial Rating: 2 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher for a blog tour with TLC Book Tours First line: At the moment, the … Continue reading

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Book Review: 11/22/63 by Stephen King

Title: 11/22/63 Author: Stephen King Genre: Science fiction Publisher: Scribner Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from the public library Pages: 842 First line: I’ve never been what you’d call a crying man. Goodreads blurb: On November … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – July 29, 2012

What an awesome week! Last Sunday, after church, Kevin announced he was taking the kids camping this week, and giving me my annual mom break. I spent Monday and Tuesday getting camping stuff ready and shopping. Wednesday, I picked up … Continue reading

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Bookish links for Saturday, July 28, 2012

Author news: ~ Rest in peace, Donald Sobol – I loved the Encyclopedia Brown books when I was young. ~ Author Karen Harrington has good news: she has a new book, Sure Signs of Crazy, coming out next summer. It … Continue reading

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August read-along: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

The novelist Maurice Bendrix’s love affair with his friend’s wife, Sarah, had begun in London during the Blitz. One day, inexplicably and without warning, Sarah had broken off the relationship. It seemed impossible that there could be a rival for … Continue reading

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Six-by-Seven – a borrowed meme

I borrowed this meme from Marie at The Boston Bibliophile, who borrowed it from JoAnn at Lakeside Musing. I love to borrow ideas like this when I’m in a blog funk. These questions were a fun way to look back … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight: The Risk Agent by Ridley Pearson

Goodreads blurb: A Chinese National working for an American-owned construction company is grabbed off the streets of Shanghai in broad daylight. His one-man security detail goes missing as well. Rutherford Risk is a firm specializing in extraction: the negotiation for, … Continue reading

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Sponsored Video: Swedish author Camilla Lackberg discusses the appeal of Scandinavian crime fiction

You can’t be a part of the book blogging world and not notice the rise in popularity of Scandinavian crime fiction. For me, it started with Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy, and the awesomeness that is Lisbeth Salander. (It didn’t hurt … Continue reading

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